Photo Contest

The City of East Lansing has launched its 2019 Community Photo Contest! The contest deadline is Sunday, October 13, 2019 at midnight. Community members of all ages are invited to show off their photographic talent by submitting up to five photos taken in East Lansing during any of its four seasons. Photos should be high resolution and should not be significantly edited. Recent photos are preferred. Participants do not have to be a resident of East Lansing, but all photos must be taken in East Lansing. Submit your photos here.

Winners will be contacted after the deadline to fill out and submit a signed entry/model release form. The model release portion only applies if the photos contain people. The forms are currently available for those participants who would prefer to submit their forms ahead of time. 

Sponsors & Prizes

The 2019 East Lansing Community Photo Contest is sponsored by Meijer, Inc., the East Lansing Downtown Management Board and the East Lansing Farmers Market

Winners will receive gift card prizes generously donated by this year's sponsors:

1st Place - $150 Meijer gift card
2nd Place - $100 Meijer gift card
3rd Place - $50 Meijer gift card
Honorable Mention Photos (8 total) - $25 Meijer gift cards
Downtown Category* - $100 Downtown East Lansing parking voucher.
Farmers Market Category** - $20 ELFM gift card, market bag and t-shirt.

*Submit your best photos of downtown East Lansing for a chance to win this prize!
**Submit your best photos of the East Lansing Farmers Market for a chance to win this prize!


Community members with questions can email or call (517) 319-6980.