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Picture this: 2012 Weekly Photo Contest winners

From portraits to landscapes, contest winners showcase their art

The Weekly's annual photo contest turns 21 this year, but it's by no means limited to adults. As in years past, both adult and youth photographers have entered their top images: portraits, local views and photos brought back from beyond the Bay Area.

This wealth of images has been judged by a panel of four photographers, and the award-winners will take their bows at an Aug. 28 reception in Palo Alto's City Hall at 250 Hamilton Ave. A three-week exhibition follows at City Hall, showcasing the winning photos and several other entries of note.

The reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with the exhibition running from Aug. 24 through Sept. 14, open business hours.

This year's judges were Veronica Weber, Palo Alto Weekly staff photographer; David Hibbard, nature photographer; Angela Buenning Filo, landscape photographer; and Brigitte Carnochan, photographer and educator.

Sponsors of this year's contest are University Art and the Palo Alto Art Center.

To see all of the finalists' photos, judges' comments and artists' statements, visit Photo Contest 2012.

— Rebecca Wallace

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Posted by stretch
a resident of another community
on Aug 24, 2012 at 10:40 am

Wonderful images, all of them. Congratulations! I especially liked "Abandoned" by Tim Aiken. Really, really beautiful.


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Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

These were wonderful! Kudos to all of those who entered!


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Posted by Honorable Mention
a resident of Menlo Park
on Aug 24, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Will you be putting the "honorable mention" and "photos of note" online, too?


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Posted by amazed
a resident of Atherton
on Aug 26, 2012 at 11:15 am

What awesome photos!


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Posted by photoshopped
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Great photos, but this contest would be a lot more user-friendly if it were restricted to non-professional photographers. Isn't the point to encourage community participation, not to provide ad copy for professionals?


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