14th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
First Place, Youth 16 and Under

 

"Dusk"
By Barrett Johnson

About Barrett Johnson


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For Barrett Johnson, inspiration is close to home. Near a hill behind his house, he stumbled upon the barbed wire that netted him first place in the youth category. Why barbed wire? "I thought it was really cool. I took a whole bunch of shots and picked out my favorite one."

Four years ago, his mother gave him a camera for Christmas, an older, manual Nikon with few bells and whistles. Johnson, 13, attends La Entrada Middle School and has lived in Menlo Park for about seven years.

-- Carol Palinkas

 

Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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