As Santa Monica residents, we have the inside scoop on what makes our beachside city such a world-class place to live, work and play. From the bounty of our four weekly Farmers Markets and artistry of local street murals to the energy of yoga and fitness studios alongside the soothing ambiance of favorite coffee shops, spas and boutiques, there’s just so many details that make Santa Monica a beloved hometown.   

And you know what they say – a picture is worth a thousand words! Santa Monica Travel & Tourism invites you to share the beauty of our city through your eyes. We are searching for a picture that the Santa Monica story – an unforgettable beach city experience filled with eye-catching people, cutting-edge culture, and bold innovations and the essence of the California lifestyle.

The winning photograph will be featured on the front cover of the 2020/21 Santa Monica Official Visitors Guide and Santa Monica Official Visitors Map. Each year these valuable resources are published to help visitors and our residents better celebrate and discover our destination.

The winning photographer will receive photographer credit, be featured in a blog post on, and receive a two-night stay at a Santa Monica hotel to further explore all that our beach city has to offer.

The contest runs through January 31, 2019. The winner will be announced the week of February 3, 2020. For details on how to enter and full contest rules, visit

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