Fame by Frame Gets Local

Capture your local scene! We’re building community in San Mateo, and you can help. We want to see your hometown through your eyes. Each month we’re giving away $50 gift cards to some of your favorite San Mateo hot spots for winning photo entries. Fame by Frame is a San Mateo photo contest designed to showcase what you love about life here at Bay Meadows and beyond. The casting call is wide open and the Grand Prize of $500 will be awarded in early 2017, as guests are invited to cast a live vote for their favorite image at the San Mateo Pop-Up Photo Exhibit Event!

Discover the monthly line-up of 2016 $50 gift card giveaways and get snapping:

Jan – Curry Up Now/ Mortar & Pestle
Feb – Sharona’s Chocolates
March- 31st Union
April – Philz Coffee
May – Paul Martin’s at Hillsdale Mall
June – Cream
July – Pokeatery
August – Grape and Grain
Sept – Village Hummus
Oct – Sibby’s Cupcakery
Nov – Kitchentown
Dec – Hillsdale Shopping Center

Everyone is welcome to participate and show some local pride for the city we call “home”. Simply tag us at @BayMeadowsLife and use #BayMeadowsLife in your favorite San Mateo photos on Instagram + Twitter. See More Rules. Spotlight local events, send a shout out to your favorite chefs or shopkeepers, showcase our hometown public art, places you play, and your favorite outdoor destinations within San Mateo County.

Be Inspired. From aerial to artistic and fun to foodie, here are a few of our favorites so far…



The vibrant Bay Meadows Town Square will be the ideal gathering place with ground floor retail, outdoor dining, pop-ups and more. It will include a large sculpture as the focal point and will serve as an energetic and dynamic urban core with plenty to keep you occupied. Once Caltrain is electrified, the platform will be elevated and grade separations will be installed on 31st and 28th Avenues, which means the Town Square will be the perfect place to relax outside for a glass of wine or an ice cream after a day of shopping and entertainment at Hillsdale Shopping Center. Join the Bay Meadows email list to stay on top of the latest.