50th Anniversary Photo Contest Winners Announced

50th Anniversary Photo Contest Winners

As part of IUSD’s 50th Anniversary, the District invited the community to participate in our 50th Anniversary Photo contest by submitting photos in the 12 and Up age group that included athletics, visual and performing arts, STEM, IUSD community/student life, architecture and historical categories.  The contest also featured a special 11 and Under age group for our youngest photographers.  

The District received more than 200 photo submissions from students, staff, families and community members that creatively captured the many wonderful aspects of our District. The winning photos are highlighted below.  Runner-up photos and all submissions by categories can be viewed by clicking here.   

Celebrating the Winning Photographers 

The winners for each age group and category are:

11 and Under

Winner: Helen Vasey

2 girls

12 and Up


Winner: Brett Moore



Winner: Shifa Harsolia

girl playing soccer


Winner: Lisa Hu Chen

man running


Winner: Bill Brooks



Winner: Allison Novosel

boys in Stem

Visual and Performing Arts

Winner: Karen Luo


The top three images from each category are also showcased on iusd.org/PhotoContest, the District’s social media pages - Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter - and will be featured in the July edition of IUSD Insights. Each winner and runner-up will receive official certificates of recognition signed by Board of Education President, Ira Galasky and Superintendent Terry Walker. Additionally, winning photos will be printed, framed, and displayed at the Irvine Unified District Office and at the State of the District in October.

Thank You

Thank you again to all who participated in Irvine Unified School District’s 50th Anniversary Photo Contest!

Click here to view all submissions for the 11 and under category. 

Click here to view all submissions for the 12 and up categories. 

Throughout this year, continue to visit iusd.org/50 for more information about the District’s 50th anniversary.