City of Sonoma announces Earth Day Photo Contest

Posted on April 10, 2024 by Sonoma Sun

The City of Sonoma has announced its annual Earth Day Photo Contest, putting the spotlight on trees!

Trees are not only essential for the health of our planet, but they also inspire us with their beauty and resilience. It invites you to celebrate their existence and magnificence through your captivating images taken of trees in Sonoma Valley.

Whether you’re capturing the majesty of ancient redwoods, the delicate blossoms of cherry trees in spring, or the fiery hues of autumn foliage, the city wants to see your unique perspective on these arboreal wonders. From towering forests to solitary trees in urban landscapes, every image has the potential to tell a story and evoke emotions.

Submissions open March 22 – April  15
Online Exhibition and Voting April 16 – 21
Winners announced on Earth Day, April 22

The Earth Day Photo Contest Winners will receive a prize of a Sonoma County Regional Parks Membership Voucher or a local business gift certificate and be recognized at the Opening Night of the Tuesday Night Farmers Market on May 7, 2024.

Submit your captivating images that showcase the beauty and diversity of trees in Sonoma Valley, in all their glory across the seasons.

  1. Submit your photo* by 11:59 PM on Monday, April 15th
  2. Only one photo per person per age category can be submitted.
    • 12 and under
    • 13 – 20
    • 21 and over
  3. Submit your photo using the online form
  4. Photos must be in jpg or png format and a maximum of 25MB.

*Minimal editing/filters, please

The City of Sonoma reserves the right to exclude works from the contest that are not within the theme parameters or do not meet requirements. All art is subject to approval. No nudity, political statements, or images that are too graphic or explicit will be accepted. This is an art contest for All-Ages.

*Photos must be taken in Sonoma Valley. For this purpose, “Sonoma Valley” is  defined as being North of San Pablo Bay at Sears Point, East of the Sonoma Mountain Range, South of Melita Road & Hwy 12 and West of the Mayacamas Mountain Range.

Photos will be on display on this page ( and may be used in future Earth Day and Earth Action Week promotions. Voting will take place from April 19– 21, 2024. One winner from each age group will be notified on Earth Day, April 22, 2024. 

For questions, contact [email protected].

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