12th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Second Place, Youth Award
By Kevin Chung
About Kevin Chung
During the late afternoon, as the sun slowly sank
for the night, Kevin Chung and his family walked through the
Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala grounds.
"I just noticed that the sun kind of peeked through the hole in the bells," Chung said.
When the light reached the exact point to project the shadow of the bell against
the white mission wall, Chung shot his winning photograph.
"I had to kind of scrunch at the corner to take the picture," Chung
Chung, an eighth-grader at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School, began taking photos under the guidance of his father, who previously worked as a newspaper photographer. After returning from their family vacation, Chung's father saw his son's photograph and decided to put it in the photo competition, along with his own submission.
And what of dad's reaction to his son's award?
"He was fairly surprised. He thought he would win the photo contest," Chung
Chung has played the clarinet in the JLS band for the past three years and enjoys
tennis for fun. Above all, he loves shooting photographs when traveling.
"All the wildlife shots and scenery really amaze me."
-- Grace Rauh
Short story writers wanted!
The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.