The Contra Costa County Elections Division is kicking off the year in a fun, unique way.
The office is holding its second biannual photo contest for county residents, and the grand prize winner will be featured on the cover of the November 2018 Voter Information Guide, which goes out to over 600,000 registered voters in Contra Costa County. The contest theme is “Service in Contra Costa County.”
“The Photo Contest is a fun way to get our residents involved in the election process and pique their interest in voting,” Registrar of Voters Joe Canciamilla said. “It’s also a great way to highlight the talent of our residents.”
The contest is open now and submissions are due by midnight on February 28. The photos must be submitted digitally along with a description of no more than 75 words. They should be sent in tiff or jpeg format. There is no entry fee.
Past covers have featured photos highlighting the beautiful sights and history throughout the county, which enhances the voters’ experience. First, second and third place winners will also have their photos featured on our website, in our office lobby, and in other elections publications.
Nat Rojanasathira of Martinez, the winner of the June 2018 Photo Contest, says that he hopes his photo capturingcivic life in Danville inspires others to participate in the voting process.
“Voting is not just a right and a privilege, but our duty as Americans,” Rojanasathira said. “I am honored to share a snapshot of civic life that will be featured in the Contra Costa Voter Information Guide.”
The Elections Division held the first photo contest in 2016, receiving almost 50 entries from residents. Some of those submissions are featured on the Contra Costa Elections website, www.cocovote.us.
More information, including photo submission forms, are available on the Contra Costa Elections website, www.cocovote.us.