Irvine celebrates 50th with a photo contest

Here’s your chance to capture the essence of Irvine with a photo – and win a $250 prize.

In honor of Irvine’s 50th anniversary, the city is holding a photo contest through Aug. 31 showcasing Irvine’s neighborhoods, residents, open space, history and events. Photographs can fall into one of five categories: Culture & Community, Historic, Outdoors, Pets and a special Under 17 category for young photographers.

Winners will be announced in Inside Irvine magazine and featured at an exhibition at the Irvine Civic Center. One grand prize winner will win a $250 gift card to Irvine Spectrum Center. Complete details can be found at