Photography Contest

Photo of a camera

Photography Contest Rules

  1. This contest is open to photographers of any age.
  2. Each participant may only submit one photo per category.
  3. Photos must have been taken within the last two years (2019-2021)
  4. All photos must be submitted in print form. Prints must be 8x10. No mounts, mats or frames allowed.
  5. Photo submissions will become property of the library archives and will not be returned.
  6. Photo submissions will be accepted September 8, 2021, to October 5, 2021.
  7. Pick up at entry form at the library or here online and attach it to the back of the photo with the following information:
    • Name
    • Address
    • Phone Number
    • Email
    • Category
    • Location of subject or object in photo

By entering the contest, you understand that your photo may be used to promote and publicize future library photo contests or the library itself.


PLEASE read carefully to determine the category for your photo.

  • Travel or Landscape
  • People or Portrait
  • Architecture - Buildings, Bridges, Structures
  • Nature - Animals, Flowers, Outdoors, Weather, Etc.
  • Still Life - Anything Not Listed Above

Judges reserve the right to re-categorize any submission if deemed necessary.


Judging by professional photographers will take place between October 6 and October 9.
Voting for the People’s Choice Award will take place from October 10 to October 23.


One entry will be awarded BEST IN SHOW for a cash prize of $100.00
One entry will be awarded PEOPLE’S CHOICE for a cash prize of $75.00

Winners will be awarded in each of the categories:

  • First place - $50 cash
  • Second place - $25 cash
  • Third place - $10 cash

Honorable mentions and/or a Big Wow award may be awarded at judges’ discretion. Winners at each level may not be guaranteed.

Winners will be contacted by phone shortly after the conclusion of the People’s Choice Award voting period, during the week of October 24.

Attendance at Library events constitutes consent to be photographed or videotaped for use in print and/or electronic publicity for the Westland Public Library.

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