2018 Kids Photo Contest2019-01-31T09:55:08+00:00

2018 Youth Photo Contest

in the Railyard Park

From September 1 through November 8, 2018 Santa Fe’s youth were invited to enter their best photos of the Railyard Park. The contest was open to kids aged 8-18, and photos could be entered in one of two categories (nature & people/events.) Prize packages, compiled of amazing outdoor gear, restaurant gift certificates, art sets, etc were handed out to the top photos within age groups in the two categories. Violet Crown hosted an Awards Party on the evening of November 15. Winning photographs were unveiled while pizza was enjoyed by participants and their families.

Thanks to participants, families and our event sponsors for helping us celebrate the creativity of Santa Fe’s youth.

Please enjoy the winning photographs from 2018’s photo contest

2018 Winners

Overall Winner

Reflections by Blaze Frost, age 14


Age 8-12

Third Place

Santa Fe Savannah by Isabella Santisteven, age 9

Second Place

Depth by Winder Dillenback, age 11

First Place

Rainbow in the Park by Ayden Svetnicka, age 9


Age 8-12

Third Place

Adobe Dragon by Aleksei Streeper, age 11

Second Place

Splash by Nina Lyons, age 11

First Place

Waiting by Ethan Cruz Riebsomer, age 12

Age 13-18

Third Place

Dead and Alive by Lindsay Hand, age 16

Second Place

Mini Cherries by Jaeden Opetaia, age 14

First Place

Perched on Cherry Red, Looking into the Future, Fuzzy Fall by Eno Little, age 14

Age 13-18

Third Place

La Vie En Rose by Rafaella Mark, age 16

Second Place

Unknown Artist by Hazel Teague, age 13

First Place

LOOK by Bijou Carriaga, age 17

Honorable Mentions

Rail Eye by Aleksei Streeper, age 11

Technology in the Park by Dawnica Padilla, age 15

Entry Period

RPC’s 2018 Kids Photo Contest is open from September 15 – November 8, 2018 – NEWLY EXTENDED DEADLINE!!

Who Can Enter

The contest is open to all kids aged 8-18. All photographs MUST be taken in the Railyard Park within the past year


The two categories are : Nature and People/Events. You must choose one of these categories to enter your photo into the contest.


The photos will be judged in two age brackets (8-12 and 13-18). There will be three winners (first, second and third) per age bracket within each category, and an overall “grand prize” winner. Winners announced, and award ceremony for participants and their families to be scheduled in November

The photographs will be judged by the Railyard Art Committee. RAC is made up of artists or individuals involved in Santa Fe’s Art scene, specifically in the Railyard.


We have great prize packages valued at hundreds of dollars! Prizes include:

  • Free movie passes and swag from Violet Crown
  • Gift cards to local restaurants (Maria’s, 35 degree North coffee, La Casa Sena, Rio Chama)
    Just an example of what you could win!

    Just an example of what you could win!

  • Outdoor gear from REI
  • Free passes to Meow Wolf
  • Art sets from Toyopolis
  • and more!