“Spirit of San Jose” Photography Competition

Exhibit Showcase: Dublin City Centre, Dublin, Ireland


Please download, fill out and return one completed and signed ‘Entry Submission’ form (below) for each photo and email it, along with a high resolution (300 dpi) image of the winning photo(s) to by Monday, September 25 to be included in the Dublin Exhibit.

You will then be contacted with more information on your prizes.

Thank you so much for making this a successful exhibition and special thanks to our judges for their due diligence in judging the many entries received:

Daniel Garcia, Content Magazine
Robin Lasser, SJSU Photography professor
Lynn and Harry Powers, artists
Gary Singh, Metro columnist

BEST IN SHOW: Day of the Dead by Adrin Dionisio

First Place: Day of the Dead by Adrin Dionisio
Second Place: Unknown Knit by Brenda Buescher
Third Place: Looking Forward into the Past by Brian Grayson
Honorable Mention: Luna Park Chalk Artist by Paul Adolph
Honorable Mention: Mallard of Peace by Ruben Jimenez

First Place: 9th Street Cousins by Alex Estrada
Second Place: Acro gymnasts at ATA Gymnastics in San Jose by Shanna McGowan Greer
Third Place: San Jose Skate Boarder by Ruben Jimenez
Honorable Mention: Guarding the Goal by Cole Brady

First Place: City Hall Rotunda at Night by Jim Watkins
Second Place: San Jose Civic Center by Felisa Ihly
Third Place: My City, My Pride! by Madhavi Naik
Honorable Mention: Keeping San Jose Safe by Paul Adolph
Honorable Mention: Fountain by  Marie Trafficanda McEnery

First Place: Dia de Los Muertos Celebration 2 by Felisa Ihly
Second Place: America the Beautiful by Jesus Davilia
Third Place: American Spirit at Almaden Lake by Paul Adolph
Honorable Mention: Hey Josie by Alex Estrada
Honorable Mention: Drumming at the Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve by Jian Liang€Ž
Honorable Mention: Santa Clara Street Grill by Alex Estrada

First Place: City Hall by Jim Watkins
Second Place:  American Eagle over San Jose by Ruben Jimenez
Third Place: Juxtaposition Domes by Alex Estrada
Honorable Mention: View of Downtown, San Jose by Al Kadis
Honorable Mention: Willow Glen Trestle by Jim Watkins

First Place: Teach the Young! By Madhavi Naik
Second Place: 2017 iCreaTV Summer Media Camp Talk Show Production by Pam Kelly
Third Place: The MOD Project by Eileen Hunter
Honorable Mention: SJSU Tower Hall by Alex Estrada
Honorable Mention: Freedom by Diana Webb

Instructions and Entry Submission Form, Updated 8/12/17

This document includes the Rules of the competition as well as the Entry Submission Form, as updated on August 12, 2017

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  1. […] With the San Jose-Dublin Sister City Program, she’s launched the Spirit of San Jose photo contest, which is open to city residents and San Jose State photography students. Three photos, along with at least two honorable mentions, will be selected in six categories: civic, cultural, economic, artistic and educational. Guidelines are available at […]

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