“Life in Michiana” Photography Contest

24th Annual Photography Contest

Life in Michiana is an annual photography contest in which community members submit photos that capture what makes our community great⁠ — Landscapes, Portraits, Nature Photos, Street Scenes, Candids, Sports, Pictures, Still Lifes, Animals, Public Gatherings.

2022 Exhibition & Award Ceremony

Photographs will be exhibited at Main Library starting in mid-January in the 2nd floor Gallery through March. All winners will receive awards at a ceremony and reception on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. in the Gallery.

Capture what makes our community great!
Entries accepted September 1, 2022 to January 1, 2023.


  • 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.
  • The St. Joe County Public Library cannot accept framed photographs.
  • The Library cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to entries.

Instagram Category

You can submit entries for our Instagram category as well! Follow us at @sjcpl and use #LifeinMichiana22.

Pick Up Photos

Entries can be collected from the Main Library from April 1-15. Entries not picked up become the property of the Library.

Previous Year Submissions

2021 Award Winners

2020 Award Winners

2019 Award Winners

2018 Award Winners

2017 Award Winners

2015 Award Winners

Want to be in the know with the latest library news?