The City of San Marcos is hosting its annual Best of San Marcos photo contest. Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit images that capture “the best of San Marcos” – natural beauty, recreational activities, architectural points of interest, people enjoying San Marcos parks and trail, sporting and special events, and other community programs. Winning entries will be published in the San Marcos 360 News and Recreation Guide or used in other city publications, promotional materials, or the city website. Photos will be judged by a panel of city representatives and members of the San Marcos Arts Council.

First place winners will also receive $50 of San Marcos Bucks, redeemable towards one session of any enrichment camp or specialty class. Second place winners will receive $25 of San Marcos Bucks. All entries must be submitted in digital TIFF or JPEG format between Jan. 4 and Feb. 22. For details go to