City of San Rafael Photo Contest

Grab your camera or phone and upload your photo today!

Have you participated in a youth program, swam at one of our great pools, attended a San Rafael Community Services (Parks & Recreation) class or spent a fun afternoon with the family or friends in the park?  We want to see San Rafael parks and programs through your eyes! Share your experience and love of San Rafael parks, programs and facilities by submitting a photo and testimonial. Winning photos and testimonials will be published in the Activity Guide, on social media, and in other department presentations. 

Contest categories include:

  • Any photo that shows you, your family or friends playing in our parks or at our Community Centers
  • City of San Rafael recreation classes, programs, events or sports

Please click the link below for the Contest Rules and submit your photo by filling out the form and uploading your file. Thanks!

  • The contest is open to all ages but if you’re under age 18, we’ll need your parent’s or guardian’s permission. Both residents and non-residents can participate.
  • Photo submissions must be of a San Rafael Parks and Recreation event, program, class, park or recreation facility.
  • Contest participants can submit up to three photos in each category. We only accept electronic submissions on our site here.
  • So that we know it’s your photo, please include your first initial, last name and category in the electronic file name. If you’re submitting more than one photo, include if it’s photo 1,2,or 3. EXAMPLE:  jsmithgetyourplayon1.jpeg.  
  • Please submit photos at a high resolution for reproduction purposes. This means at least 300 dpi or set your smart phone to an image resolution of at least 2016 x 3040.
  • By entering the photo contest, the participant grants the City of San Rafael a nonexclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, use in publications and associated trade magazines, and publicly display the photographs submitted.
  • Upon request and if need be, we may ask the grand-prize winner to email the original photo at the highest resolution possible for reproduction purposes.
  • Where were you, who were you with or what were you doing?
  • Please make sure the file is large enough for reproduction. At least 300 dpi or an image resolution of at least 2016 x 3040 on smart phones.
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png.
    Allowed file extensions - jpg jpeg gif png.
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