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Photo Contest

April 2, 2016 - April 15, 2016

Photo Contest Rules

Switzerland County Public Library


  • The subject for the contest is: “My Library”
  • All photographs must be taken on the Switzerland County Public Library property (inside or outside).
  • All contestants must be residents of Switzerland County and must have a valid Evergreen Indiana library card.


  • Two age groups:
    • Youth – 17 and younger
    • Adult – 18 and older
  • One entry per person.
  • Photo must be taken by submitter.
  • If under 18, you must obtain permission to enter the contest.
  • All photos must be in JPG format, although photographs may have been shot on film, slide, or with a digital camera.
  • Photos can be black and white or color.
  • Special effects are NOT allowed.
  • Photos must also include a title of 5 words or less.
  • Hard copy photos will not be accepted.
  • Photos will be printed off in 4 x 6 and will be displayed for judges and voting using a black matte background.
  • Entries must be submitted by emailing:
  • Entries must be submitted on or before April 15, 2016.
  • The Switzerland County Public Library reserves the non-exclusive right to use the photographs at their discretion.
  • The photographer is responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions if his/her photograph includes an identifiable individual.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • Entries will not be returned.




  • There will be 3 judges and a “people’s choice” vote.  One entrant from each age group who receives the most points from the judges (75%) and the “people’s choice” vote (25%) will win the photo contest.
  • “People’s choice” vote will take place April 19th – April 30th.
    • One vote per person.
  • Judging criteria:
    • Use of Lighting
    • Use of Color or Contrast
    • Creativity
    • Perspective/Framing
    • Subject matter pertains to topic
  • All decisions of our judges and the “people’s choice” vote are final.
  • Winners will be notified via e-mail around May 3rd.
  • Winning photographs will be printed as an 8 x 10 and matted, framed, and displayed in the library with the photographers name, year of contest, and title of photograph.


April 2, 2016
April 15, 2016


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