ABOUT THE COMPETITION
The Beauty of Oro Valley
In 2021, the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) and the Town of Oro Valley partnered up to capture the essence of Oro Valley life, animals, outdoor spaces, urban and residential life, and experience of life within the community, with the inaugural Oro Valley Community Photography Competition.
The competition aimed to reveal the essence of Oro Valley through the lens of a camera, transporting us to unique landmarks, introduce us to new friends and neighbors, and help us rediscover the beauty in our own backyards.
Joan Fox, My Oro Valley front yard pollinator garden, August 24, 2020, female Polistes aurifer wasp - Golden Paper Wasp - feeding on extra floral nectar of Palo Verde tree.
Through the lens of a community
Community members were invited to submit their own photography that encapsulated themes which define the essance of community
- Celebration / Holidays
- Natural Landscape / Terrain
- Recreation / Sports
- Architectural / Community