Friday, June 12, 2015

Make it Picture Perfect: 17th Annual Pawtucket Photo Contest

Grab your camera and take that picture-perfect shot! The City of Pawtucket announces the 17th Annual City of Pawtucket Photo Contest. Twelve winning photos will be selected by a panel of local professional photographers, and winning photos will illustrate the City of Pawtucket 2016 City Calendar.

This annual contest provides an opportunity to bring awareness to daily life, historic locations and the ever changing landscape of Pawtucket through the lens of a camera. The contest is open to residents and non-residents alike, but the photo must have been taken in Pawtucket

After a public call for photo contest themes was advertised in January, approximately 20 theme suggestions were received. The theme selected for this year’s contest is “Pawtucket:  A Different Perspective.” 

Summary of Contest Rules 

  • All photo submissions should follow the contest theme and have been taken within the past year. 
  • All photos must be taken in the City of Pawtucket to qualify for this contest.  
  • Only one entry per contestant will be accepted and must be submitted by the photographer. 
  • Photos may be color or black and white. 
  • Film or good quality digital prints will be accepted. 
  • All photos must be of good quality and suitable for reproduction. 
  • Submitted photos should be mounted on foamcore or mountboard, but not framed 
  • Overall size of the mounted photo should not be smaller than 8”x 10” nor larger than 12”x 18” 
All photos will be on display at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center during the City of Pawtucket’s Arts Festival in the month of September. The Mayor’s Choice Award will receive a $100 cash prize, First Place will receive a $75.00 cash prize, Second Place will receive a $50.00 cash prize, with remaining winners receiving gift certificates. All winning photos will be used in the City of Pawtucket 2016 Calendar. 

Submissions are being accepted now through August 1, and should be dropped off at The Camera Werks, 766 Hope Street, Providence, RI Tuesday-Saturday 10-5:30 p.m. Deadline for entry is August 1

Visit for complete contest rules. For more information, please call (401) 273-5367.