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National Family Week Photo Contest for Kids & Adults--Win $$$!

Original post made by Kathy, another community, on Oct 19, 2006

Calling all shutterbugs! Family Service Agency of San Mateo County, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping struggling Peninsula children, families and seniors improve their lives, welcomes the public to submit entries for a special photo contest being held in celebration of National Family Week, November 20-26th, 2006. The photo contest offers monetary prizes for the winning photos in both children and adult age groups: a $100 prize for the 17-and-under category winner and a $250 prize for the 18-and-over category winner. Photo submissions should follow the theme “family time” and must adhere to the following contest guidelines:

One photo entry per person will be accepted in color or black & white;
Photos must be prints at least 3”x5” in size;
Contest deadline is Tuesday, November 14th, 2006 and photo submissions must include the photographer’s name, address, phone # and age.

Please note that photos will not be returned and Family Service reserves the right to utilize the winning photos in promotional efforts. Winning photos in both categories will be selected by local judges and displayed in Family Service’s lobby starting Thanksgiving week and lasting through the end of the year. Prize money will be sent via mail immediately following the selection of the two winners.

To submit a photo with the theme “family time” please mail your entry with contact and age information to: Photo Contest, Family Service Agency of San Mateo County, 24 Second Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401. Questions? Contact Nicole at 650-403-4300, #4417.

During Thanksgiving week, thousands of people and organizations across the United States will join together for National Family Week to celebrate the connections they have with their families and communities. National Family Week embraces the premise that children live better lives when their families are strong, and families are strong when they live in communities that connect them to economic opportunities, social networks, and services. Family Service’s photo contest aims to celebrate our family connections and the special moments we share with those we love the most.

For more information about Family Service, please call 650-403-4300 or visit To learn more about National Family Week, please visit


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