18th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
This photo was taken at a birthday party in early summer of last year. When I saw my son, Dante, put these on, I knew I had to capture this moment, for it represented everything about summertime to me: kids, fun, innocence, color and water. Who else to pull this look off than a 5-year-old who is more curious about how funny it would be to put these goggles on than about how good or bad he may look!
Toiya Black offers up a blast of summer fun in her third-place photograph, "Summertime." I loved the humor of this image: its neon colors, those enormous peepers staring at us through the goggles, the face slightly off kilter the behind the symmetrical facade of the mask.
- David Hibbard
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.