Only in Irvine do children, families and the entire community share a collective excitement as back-to-school time approaches. That’s because the city’s schools and teachers are among America’s best – and a tremendous source of pride. Back-to-school is a great opportunity to capture cute photos or videos of your children as they head out the door toting backpacks, sporting new clothes and wearing big smiles.

After you’ve captured those precious moments, be sure to submit a photo or video to the Only In Irvine “Back to School Photo and Video” random drawing, which runs from August 15 to September 30, 2016. In your submission, be sure to note which schools your children attend, and what makes Irvine’s schools so special for you and your family.

You’ll be automatically entered into a weekly random drawing for a $500 gift card to Irvine Spectrum Center®.

So get ready … the first bells of the new school year are ringing. We look forward to hearing from you!