Picturing Bethlehem Photography Contest

Celebrate Bethlehem’s 225th anniversary by entering your best shot of the town in our photography contest. Photos must be submitted framed and ready to hang between July 30-August 31. Entries will be on display in September with winners in four age groups awarded  Friday, Sept. 21. Click here for an entry form (pdf).

Contest rules:
1. One submission per person
2. Photo must be taken in the Town of Bethlehem within the past two years
3. Entrants must be a resident of the Town of Bethlehem and/or the Bethlehem Central School District
4. Four age groups: 6-10, 11-14, 15-17, 18+
5. Must submit print framed and ready to hang – must use picture hanging wire to be compatible with our hanging system
6. Photographer is responsible for any permissions required for photo subjects
7. Must be appropriate for family viewing
8. Maximum frame size: 11”x14”
9. Photos may be color or black and white and must be submitted on standard photographic paper
10. Photo may not be digitally enhanced aside from minor editing/color correction (ie: No digital collages or added elements not naturally appearing in the photo)
11. Entries will be accepted at the Information Desk from July 30-Aug. 31
12. Photo must be submitted with a completed entry form
13. Photos will be displayed with artist’s name in the hallway exhibit space during September 2018 and must remain on display for the entire month
14. Judging will be done during the first two weeks of the exhibition
15. Winners will be announced at the reception on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.
16. Photos must be picked up between Oct. 1 and 8
17. Photos my be posted on the library’s website with attribution

Prizes awarded (*provided by the Friends of Bethlehem Public Library):

For 18+ age group
1st place: $75 Four Corners Frame Shop gift certificate
2nd place: $50 Four Corners Frame Shop gift certificate
3rd place: $25 Four Corners Frame Shop gift certificate

Prizes for youth age groups (1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each group)
1st place: $20 I Love Books gift certificate
2nd place: $15 I Love Books gift certificate
3rd place: $10 I Love Books gift certificate

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