photo contest

Susan Neiman won best of show in the 2016 Take Your Best Shot Photo Contest.

Courtesy of Gale Caldwell

Time to grab those cameras and head out to see who can capture this year’s “Best Shot."

Tehachapi Valley Arts Association and Gallery ‘N’ Gifts are gearing up for their annual “Take your Best Shot” Photo Contest. This event is steadily growing in size and welcoming more and more amateur photographers to come share their favorite photos.

Photos will be accepted at Gallery ‘N’ Gifts from July 24 to 31. A special First Friday awards reception will be held Aug. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Gallery ‘N’ Gifts, located at 100 W. Tehachapi Blvd.

Join in on the fun as they serve complimentary refreshments and see which photos are your favorite. For contest rules and information, visit their website at

Gale Caldwell is the vice president of TVAA.