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Coastal Bend Mission Center

Tom Grubbs Annual Photo Contest


We at Camp Sionito believe that anyone who has ever taken pictures in their life has taken good pictures. One of the primary differences between professionals and non-professionals is how reliably they can get the good shot, because photography, like any art, is meant to capture a moment, convey a feeling, tell a story. It is erroneous to believe that in order for a photo to be effective or artistic it must have formal composition, ideal lighting, or most importantly, be taken by a professional. We are pleased that the photo contest is named for Tom Grubbs, who had been capturing moments on film and sharing photographs of Camp Sionito for approximately 40 years.

Camp Sionito presents many photo opportunities throughout a given camping season, and we want to see your photos and showcase your work among the friends of the campgrounds.

It doesn’t cost anything to enter, and you can enter as many photographs as you like!


The winner in each category will receive a one week (for one person) fully paid registration to a 2022 Camp Sionito summer youth camp or reunion for which that individual or that individual’s designee is eligible to attend.



All photos entered will be evaluated by the Contest Judge(s). The Contest Judge(s) will select the photos that strike him most for whatever reason. Identities of submitters will not be disclosed to the Contest Judge(s) until after judging is complete and winning photos are selected.

To Enter

Submission deadline is May 1, 2022. Photo entries may be delivered directly to the Camp Photographer during the 2021 summer camps or emailed at any time prior to the submission deadline to:



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