We have announced the winners of the 2018 Photo Contest. Click here to view the winning photographs. Thank you to our juror, Michael Thorstensen, for his hard work.
To celebrate Laguna Beach, the City sponsors an annual Photo Contest. For the 2018 contest, photographers submitted high-resolution photographs fitting the theme Daily Life in Laguna Beach.
Entries were due on June 6, 2018. This year we received 185 photographs from 66 contestants, our highest level of participation since starting the contest four years ago. We expect to announce the winners by early August. Stay tuned for information for how to vote for a Crowd Favorite photo.
We were looking for your perspective on life in Laguna Beach. We encouraged images that depict the vibrancy, vitality, and livability of our City as well as images with people in them, either from afar or close up. Photographs were entered in the following categories:
Sunsets: Photos of any subject that include a sunset.
Daily Life: Photos of people of all ages involved in Laguna's daily life, such as work, play, sports, cultural arts, and events in town including the beach, downtown, trolleys, parks, and open space. May not include a sunset.
Environmental: Photos of our downtown, neighborhoods, parks, ocean, buildings, cityscapes, hardscapes, open space, and infrastructure. May not include a sunset.
The Grand Prize photo will receive $500. Additional winners will receive $100 each. All judged winners will receive recognition at a City Council Meeting, be featured on the City’s social media channels, and will be posted in a gallery on the City’s website. The winners will be selected by a local visual professional.
We will also award a People's Choice winner in each category. Click here to vote for your favorite photos. People's Choice winners will receive recognition at a City Council Meeting, be featured on the City’s social media channels, and will be posted in a gallery on the City’s website.
Click here to view the winning photos from past City of Laguna Beach Photo contests.
How to Enter
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Chapman at (949) 497-0795.