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Library Hosting ‘Capture West Hartford’ Photography Contest with Cash Prizes This Summer

West Hartford Public Library. Courtesy photo

The West Hartford Public Library will host a ‘Capture West Hartford’ photography contest beginning June 6.

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West Hartford Public Library will host Capture West Hartford!, a photography contest with cash prizes, featuring the landmarks, landscapes, and people of West Hartford. The contest launches on Sunday, June 6; entries will be accepted for one month between Aug. 14 and Sept. 14; winners will be announced on Nov. 1 and displayed in a virtual exhibit on the library website and on television screens at our three locations through January.

Prizes will be awarded in three categories: landscape, landmark, and people (a person can win up to one prize in each category for a maximum amount of $750).

  • 1st prize: $250
  • 2nd prize: $175
  • 3rd prize: $125

The contest is made possible with a grant from the Thomas F. Kilfoil Bequest, West Hartford Public Library Foundation.

The goal of the contest is to get people excited about the town of West Hartford and give them an opportunity to express how they feel about the town through photography.

“There are so many wonderful people and places in West Hartford, we want people to get out there and snap photos so we can showcase their creativity,” said Interim Library Director Carol Waxman. “We can’t wait to see what you come up with!”

Submissions will be judged be a panel of three local photography enthusiasts and will be accepted from amateur and semi-professional photographers of all ages. For a full list of rules and submission guidelines, go to the Capture West Hartford! page on the West Hartford Public Library website.

Submission guidelines are also provided as a PDF below.

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