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Chris Stevens-Yu Wins in Two Categories of the 2023 Peninsula Photo Contest

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 5/13/2023

Images by PACC member Chris Stevens-Yu were First Place winners in the Abstract and Moments categories of the 2023 Peninsula Photo Contest.

Chris’ image, Take Flight, was the winner in the Abstract category:  This is my muse building, the MIRA SF in San Francisco.  The way the structure looked from this angle gives a feeling of wings taking flight. 
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Christopher Stevens-Yu:  Take Flight

Pigeon Charmer was the winner in the Moments category.  Chris says:  I entered this in my first ever PACC competition and it was awarded an HM by Ben Long.  This year I decided to rework it from the original file and re-enter.  I’m glad I did as I think the more refined/restrained edit helped bring the image to the place it belonged.
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Christopher Stevens-Yu:  Pigeon Charmer

The 2023 Peninsula Photo Contest is sponsored by the Palo Alto Weekly, the Palo Alto Art Center, and TheSixFifty.  Adults 18 and older, and youth 17 and younger (and 18-year-olds still in high school) who live, work, or attend school in the 650 area code were eligible to enter images taken since January 1, 2018.  First Place and Honorable Mention images and others selected for exhibition will be displayed at the Palo Alto Art Center.  Winning images will also appear in the Palo Alto Weekly, Palo Alto Online, and TheSixFifty.  This year’s contest included the following categories:   Landscapes, Portraits, Wildlife, Moments, Abstract, and Travel.



2023 Peninsula Photo Contest:

  Sponsored by the Palo Alto Weekly, the Palo Alto Art Center, and TheSixFifty



Palo Alto Art Center:


  1313 Newell Road

  Palo Alto

  Current front desk and gallery hours:  Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM

Dates:  June – August.  Exact dates TBD.

The virtual awards ceremony will take place in June – date TBD.