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Posted on: May 20, 2021

City of East Lansing Launches 2021 Community Photo Contest

Photo Contest

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is excited to announce the launch of the 2021 East Lansing Community Photo Contest.

To participate in the contest, 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. Participants do not have to be a resident of East Lansing, but all photos must be taken in East Lansing.

Photos can be submitted online at www.cityofeastlansing.com/photocontest. Submitted photos should be high resolution and should not be significantly edited. Recent photos are preferred. The contest deadline is Sunday, October 17, 2021 at midnight.

This year’s contest is officially sponsored by the “Daytime. Nighttime. Anytime. Place Project” (Place Project). Winners will receive Downtown East Lansing eGift Card prizes, which can be used at several participating downtown East Lansing businesses

  • 1st Place - $150 Downtown East Lansing eGift Card
  • 2nd Place - $100 Downtown East Lansing eGift Card
  • 3rd Place - $50 Downtown East Lansing eGift Card
  • Honorable Mention Photos (10 total) - $10 Downtown East Lansing eGift Cards
  • Downtown Category* - $100 Downtown East Lansing eGift Card

 *Participants can submit their best photos of downtown East Lansing for a chance to win this prize.

In addition to the prizes, the winning photos will also be featured in City of East Lansing marketing materials - online and in print.

“We hope interested participants use this as an opportunity to get inspired and channel their creativity by taking photographs around East Lansing,” said East Lansing Communications Specialist Quinn Alexander. “We are looking forward to seeing what people capture and seeing what they love about East Lansing.”

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 on the website for those participants who would prefer to submit their forms ahead of time.

East Lansing Community Photo Contests were previously held in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009 and 2008. Community members with questions about the contest can email qalexan@cityofeastlansing.com or call (517) 319-6980.