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2023 ZBPL Photography Contest

August 13th, 2023 – September 13th, 2023

Are you creative? Hit the town to grab the best photo!

This contest is open to residents of Winthrop Harbor, Beach Park, & Zion. Please submit your entries via e-mail to zbplcontest@gmail.com

All photographs submitted to this contest will be made available to Zion-Benton Public Library and its agents for reproduction in any form. This includes inclusion in social media posts, reproductions, print outs, and any other reasonable usage for this & future photography contests held by the library.


Rules for 2023 ZBPL Photography Contest

  • Participants must be a resident of Winthrop Harbor, Beach Park, or Zion
  • Contest is open to amateur photographers only
    • Amateur photographer: one who has never accepted payment for their photography
  • Photographs must be at least 300 dpi
  • All submissions must be e-mailed. No physical submissions will be accepted
  • Contestants may only submit 1 photo for consideration
  • There will be 3 age groups: 3rd – 5th grade, 6th – 12th grade, and Adult (18+)
  • There will be 3 categories of photos accepted: Nature, People, & Community
  • Each category will have 1 first place prize for each age group
    • First place prize will be awarded $50
  • There will be 1 overall winner selected
    • The overall winner will be awarded $100
  • Winners will be notified by September 30th, 2023


To participate please copy, paste, and fill out the following information then e-mail to zbplcontest@gmail.com




Phone Number:

Age Group:


By submitting this photo to Zion-Benton Public Library’s 2023 photography contest I hereby allow Zion-Benton Public Library and its agents to reproduce this photograph in any form.

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