LARCS Summer Photo Contest

Photo submission deadline is March 26, 2021

They say a picture is worth more than words and what better way to convey your pride for your community than with compelling images. Ladera Ranch Community Services is inviting you to participate in LARCS’ Summer Photo Contest, celebrating the beauty and unique character of the Ladera Ranch people, parks, facilities, programs, and events.

The contest is open to anyone over 18 years of age prior to or on the last day a photo can be submitted; March 26. You must own all legal rights to submitted photos.

Awards and Recognition: The top three (3) photographs will receive gift certificates:

  • $100 Roots and Wings Cover Shot
  • $75 Best of Category “Parks”
  • $75 Best of Category “Recreation”

Share your photos with all of Ladera

Top three photos will be featured in the SUMMER 2021 Roots and Wings quarterly publication, Ladera Happenings weekly newsletter and included on homepage. 

Show me how to Submit my Photos

Photo ideas: 

  • Cover: Roots and Wings cover shot (Summer 2021)
  • Parks: Photo of one of Ladera's parks
  • Recreation: Photo of a Ladera recreational activity or sport

Please upload: jpg, jpeg, png or pdf.

By submitting your photo(s) you are permitting LARCS to publish them in Roots and Wings magazine, on the community website, or included them in eNewsletters, etc.

The Details and Rules:

How many photos can I enter?
You may enter no more than three (3) photographs.

Photographs must be taken in an Ladera Ranch park, facility or sponsored activity.

The photo caption should, when possible, include the location and year the photo was taken.

Entry deadline

  • Photo submissions will be accepted now through 5:00 p.m. March 26.
  • Winners will be announced Tuesday, April 8.

Initial judging will be conducted by LARCS staff. Members of the Ladera Ranch Community Services Event Planning Committee will narrow entries to the top 10 submissions in each category. Then, the public will be invited to vote on the Top 10 photos in each category.

Photos and online voting will be posted and social media pages (Instagram and Facebook) between April 1 to 4

Image Format and Size

  • Photographs must be in digital format. A photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable
  • All digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller, in jpeg or tif format, and 300 dpi or higher
  • Caption and number your entries carefully. Make sure the description and photo file numbers match
  • The caption should include the Ladera Ranch location and the date the photo was taken

How to Enter

Complete the form below. 


• Ladera Ranch Community Services accepts no responsibility for loss of data during an upload.

Back up data and file(s) prior to entering the contest.

Please label all submitted photos as follows:

  • Last name First name, image number, short title and if available year picture taken and location.
    (example: "Smith-John-01-Down the drain-2020-TownGreen.jpg”)
  • Make sure the description and photo file numbers match


  • By entering the photo contest, the participant grants the Ladera Ranch Community Services a nonexclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, use in publications and associated trade magazines, publicly display, and publicly perform the photographs submitted.
  • Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright are not eligible.

Photos may be used in any and all of the following:

  • Roots and Wings magazine: Ladera Ranch's official community magazine
  • Ladera Ranch's official community website
  • Ladera Happenings: The community email newsletter
  • Community publications or social media pages (Facebook or Instagram)