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“Life in Michiana” Photography Contest

The 23rd annual Life in Michiana photography contest begins!

September 1 through October 31, 2021, capture what makes our community great⁠ — Landscapes, Portraits, Nature Photos, Street Scenes, Candids, Sports, Pictures, Still Lifes, Animals, Public Gatherings⁠ — and submit your photographs to any SJCPL location in person.

2021 Exhibition & Awards

Photographs will be exhibited at Main Library from November 14, 2021 through January 14, 2022.

Award Ceremony

All winners will receive awards at a ceremony and reception at Main Library on January 13, 2022.


  • Entries must be taken locally and convey a sense of the people, places, and happenings that make up our great and diverse community.
  • Photos may be no larger than 11”x14” and must be matted (mat not to exceed 2” per side).
  • Entries can be of any photographic medium (black/white, color, digital, manipulated, etc.).
  • Entries must be suitable for public display and community viewing.
  • Entry form must be attached to the back of each photograph submitted.
  • One photograph per entry form.
  • Individuals may submit up to three entries.
  • SJCPL cannot accept framed photographs.
  • SJCPL cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to entries.

Pick Up Photos

Entries can be collected from Main Library, date TBA. Photos not picked up become the property of SJCPL.

Questions? Call 574.282.4646.

Previous Year Submissions

2020 Award Winners

2019 Award Winners

2018 Award Winners

2017 Award Winners

2015 Award Winners

September 1 – October 31, 2021

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