The 2022 River Clicks Photo Contest

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Last Updated on January 30, 2024


The 5th Annual River Clicks Photo Contest is currently underway!

We’re looking for your most unique and creative photos that showcase the San Antonio River. The photo contest is designed to enhance community appreciation of the San Antonio River Basin by celebrating its beauty through photography. The River Clicks Photo Contest also allows citizens to contribute to a library of photos that showcases San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) parks and the thriving ecosystems and wildlife of the San Antonio River Basin. Participants of all skill levels are encouraged to take photos while enjoying their favorite creek or river, River Authority park, or anywhere outside in the San Antonio River Basin throughout Bexar, Wilson, Karnes, and Goliad counties.

Louie Uranga Animals Category Winner

This year’s special category honors the newest River Authority park: Escondido Creek Parkway! Escondido Creek Parkway is located at 208 N. Sunset Strip in Kenedy, Texas, and its amenities include a splash pad, skate park, pavilion, and a reservable amphitheater.

Escondido Creek Parkway splashpad bucket dumps water on group of children.


The River Clicks Photo Contest submissions are accepted from March 1 to May 31.

Judges will select winning photographs from the following categories:

Creeks & Rivers Images that have a focal point of a creek or river within the San Antonio River Authority’s four-county jurisdiction
Recreation Images capturing the use and enjoyment of creeks or rivers within the San Antonio River Basin, including, but not limited to: paddling; walking, running, or cycling on a trail; fishing; picnicking; or camping
Animals Images capturing native wildlife in their habitat
Plants & Insects Images capturing plant life or pollinators and insects
Seasonal Variation Season-related variation of the San Antonio River
Special Category Escondido Creek Parkway in Karnes County
Students Images capturing any of the above categories but submitted by a contestant under the age of 18 – Parent or guardian consent is required, and a waiver must be submitted at the time of entry.

Each submission may also be considered for Judges’ Choice for Best Photograph from Bexar, Wilson, Karnes, and Goliad counties.

A 12th category, People’s Choice, will be open to the public for voting once the judges have selected the finalists. People’s Choice will be promoted on the River Authority’s social media pages, so stay tuned!

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 Upon conclusion of the contest, the winners will be announced and awarded outdoor recreation prize packages valued at up to $1,000 at a reception at the Witte Museum held on September 1, 2022.

River Clicks 2021 Winner's Reception

The 2021 River Authority River Clicks Winner’s Reception at the Witte Museum.


By contributing your talents to the 2022 River Click Photo Contest, you are helping enhance community appreciation of and inspire action for safe, clean, enjoyable creeks and rivers throughout the San Antonio River Watershed.

Need some inspiration before heading out to take photos?

Visit the River Clicks Photo Contest Gallery to view all previous contest winners.

Ready to join the contest?

Submit your photos on the River Clicks Photo Contest page.

See you at the river!


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