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City of Redwood City Launches 2017 Photo Contest

Post Date:01/26/2017 10:25 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan.26, 2016
Media Contact:
Jeanne Sullivan, City Manager's Office
650-780-7305
jsullivan@redwoodcity.org
City of Redwood City Launches 2017 Photo Contest
"Redwood City Through Your Lens" Contest Runs Now through Dec. 17
with Chances to Win Fun Prizes
REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.-In honor of Redwood City's sesquicentennial in 2017, the City has launched a photo contest to celebrate our 150th year of life with the community.

Now through Dec. 17, 2017, people who work, live and play in Redwood City are invited to take part in our "Redwood City Through Your Lens" photo contest.

Participants can snap and enter up to 10 photos a month taken anywhere in Redwood City for the contest through Dec. 17, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. To officially enter the contest participants must use#ThroughMyLens,tag the City of Redwood City in your photos on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram, and follow the official City of Redwood City account on the social media platform they are submitting through. When entering photos, participants should make sure their photos are public so they can be received by the contest organizer. Go here for more information on how to enter and the official rules.

Ten contest winners will be selected at the end of 2017. Winners will receive a prize, be recognized online and in person at an early 2018 City Council meeting, and their photo will be displayed at City Hall for 150 days in the beginning of 2018.

Prizes to include restaurant certificates, theater tickets, gift certificates and more. Businesses interested in donating prizes can contact akenyon@redwoodcity.org. Businesses that donate will be recognized online.

About the City of Redwood City
The City of Redwood City is a San Francisco Bay Area community located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the technology-rich region extending from the San Francisco Peninsula to the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Redwood City is the third largest city within the County of San Mateo, with 82,881 residents. The city enjoys an average of 255 sunny days a year, which it boasts via the city slogan: "Climate Best by Government Test". Incorporated in 1867, Redwood City will mark its Sesquicentennial Year with celebrations beginning in May 2017.Redwood City is home to the San Mateo County History Museum (located in the county's old courthouse) and the only active deep water port within the south bay of San Francisco. The city's vibrant downtown, quickly becoming known as the entertainment hub of the San Francisco Peninsula, offers residents, visitors, and businesses a unique retail, entertainment, and restaurant experience. For more information, visit the City of Redwood City's website at www.redwoodcity.org, or follow Redwood City on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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