All Library locations will be closed on Monday, October 10 for Staff Development Day.

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, October 10 for Staff Development Day.

Life in Michiana

September 28, 2016 | By: Communications Staff

It’s that time again!  It is time to pick up your camera, look around you, and capture what you see. Or, maybe you have been taking photos all year long and have a favorite or two you would like share. On behalf of the library, I would like to enthusiastically invite you to participate in our annual photo contest/exhibit.  We will start taking entries this Saturday, October 1. Entries can be dropped off at the Main library at the Reference and Information Desk on the 1st floor.

If you are not familiar with our annual event, I will gladly give you a bit more information.  One question I have been asked recently is “Where exactly is Michiana.” Great question!

Michiana is a region in northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan centered on the city of South Bend, Indiana. And, here’s a map:

So, if this is where you live, then we want to see your version of that area. What makes your community great? What excites you?  What story would you like to tell? We would love to see!

Maybe you like to capture nature.

Or your favorite day at your favorite place.

Or maybe you would like to photograph your favorite cafe or place to hang out in the area.

Or maybe you are just out walking and you see a really cool reflection in the window and you think it makes a great story.

Or you happen to just be in the right place at the right moment.

Celebrating our eighteenth year, Life in Michiana features photographs submitted by people like you, who enjoy taking photos of every day life, capturing a beautiful moment when the light is just right or a lovely photo of family and friends, or even a favorite local landmark. This is all about celebrating your community and what it means to you. You do not have to be a professional photographer to enter. All entries submitted will be exhibited December 19 through January 22, 2017.  You can enter up to 3 matted photographs. Each photograph must be have an entry form. And please write clearly.  There will even be a special award given this year for the best representation of Indiana’s Bicentennial. You have until December 1st to get your entries in, so, get out there and snap away!

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