2013 Through My Lens Photo Contest

Contest closed for entries

Through My Lens Photo Contest

Thank you to everyone who entered this year's contest. Winning entries recognized at November 19 City Council Meeting and will be posted to the City's website on November 20. 

Questions: 909.839.7055



  • NO print entries accepted
  • Black and White photos accepted in all categories.

 Contest co-sponsored by City of Diamond Bar and Diamond Bar Community Foundation


Deadline : All entries must be received by City Hall offices or via email no later than Friday, September 27, 2013 before 4:30 p.m. Submit email address for receipt confirmation. - CLOSED


  • Recognition by the Diamond Bar City Council and the Diamond Bar Community Foundation Board at a regularly scheduled City Council meeting.
  • Winning photos may be featured in the City’s Calendar and Services Guide, on the City’s website, in the City News newsletter, in the Diamond Bar Community Foundation’s Windmill magazine, and may be used in other ways to promote the City and the Through My Lens photo contest.
  • Winners will be notified the week of November 11, 2013.
  • Cash prizes will be awarded as follows: Honorable Mention: $50, First Place: $100, and Grand Prize: $150. One Grand Prize winner will be selected from first place winners 


Contest is open to Diamond Bar residents of all ages and photographers of all skill levels. Entrants will be separated into two divisions, Youth (17 years & under) and Adult (18 years & older).

Subject Categories

• People • Pets • Places • Nature • Digitally Altered*

Submission Requirements

  • No cost to enter.
  • Open to Diamond Bar residents only.
  • Entrants may enter all categories but may submit only one photo per category.
  • Photos may only be submitted once in one category.
  • Age determined at time photo is submitted. Entrants under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent or legal guardian.
  • Photos must be taken within Diamond Bar city limits.
  • Photos must not be previously published and must be suitable for publishing by the City.
  • With the exception of the Digitally Altered category, photos cannot be altered in any way utilizing PhotoShop or comparable programs.*
  • City reserves the right to reassign entry to alternate category.
  • No print entries accepted. Only electronic files on cd or via email will be accepted.

Digital Entry Requirements

  • Photo file name must include entrants last name and category, ie: smithnature.jpg
  • Entry form file name must include the words "entryform" along with entrants last name and category, ie: smithnatureEntryForm.pdf
  • Example of digital file sizes: 9”x7.25” @ 300 dpi or 2700 pixels x 2175 pixels @ 72 dpi. If you are unsure of settings, please set camera to highest quality available
  • Preferred digital format is jpg or jpeg. No gif, png, bmp or cell phone photos.
  • Photos may be in color or black & white.
  • Turn off digital date and time stamp.

How to Enter
A separate entry form must accompany each photo submitted. Entry forms are available at City Hall, 21810 Copley Drive; the Diamond Bar Center, 1600 Grand Avenue; and online.

  • MAIL entry form along with labeled CD to Diamond Bar City Hall, Photo Contest, 21810 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765.
  • EMAIL entry form along with electronic file to photocontest@diamondbarca.gov. Please submit only one entry per email.

QUESTIONS?: 909.839.7055  or photocontest@diamondbarca.gov