Amateur Photo Contest 2024

photography contest entries

The entries are in, and they are gorgeous! This year's contest closed on January 31, 2024.

See all the photo entries 

Judging and Prizes

Stay tuned! Community professionals will now judge all entries. Judging criteria will include use of the theme, technical quality of the image, and consideration of the story the image is telling.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes of $75, $50, and $25 will be awarded in each age category:

  • Children (ages 6-12)
  • Teens (ages 13-18)
  • Adults (ages 19 and up)

An additional $25 prize will be awarded to the winner of the People's Choice vote, which was held February 1-14.

Winning photos will be displayed at all library branches. A winners' presentation will take place March 15 at the Port Charlotte Public Library.

Contest Rules

  • Photos should reflect the theme of "Adventures in Charlotte County."
  • Color or black & white photos are welcome.
  • One entry per person.
  • Pictures are submitted via the library website and must be less than 25MB.
  • No alteration or manipulation of photographs is permitted except for cropping, red eye removal, and/or adjustment of contrast and brightness.
  • By entering, entrants represent and warrant that the photograph they submit is their own original creation, or if they are submitting on behalf of a child that the photograph is that child's original creation, and that the photo has not previously been submitted in a contest or promotion of any kind.
  • By entering, entrants agree to have their submitted photograph used and displayed on the sponsor's website, social media, print materials, and any other communication avenues.
  • Entries must be submitted by January 31, 2024. Include the photographer's name, age, and a phone number and email address.

Past Winners