In Focus Photo Contest

2020 New Hope In Focus Photo Contest

The city of New Hope’s annual In Focus photo contest is now open! The contest is a perfect way to explore what makes New Hope a great place to live, work and play.

This year’s categories include People & Families, City Landmarks and Wildlife & Nature. Entries will be judged on visual appeal (quality, clarity, etc.), pictorial composition and originality.

There will be one winner in each category, as well as Best Youth Photo and People’s Choice. Contest winners will be invited to a future New Hope City Council meeting where they will be recognized and receive their award.

Contest Guidelines

  • The contest is open to all photographers who live, work or go to school in New Hope.
  • City employees, council members and their families are not eligible to enter.
  • The contestant must be the actual photographer for each image submitted under their name
  • Photographs must be taken in New Hope.
  • Each contestant may enter up to three photographs
  • Contestants under the age of 18 must have the consent of their parent/guardian to participate
  • Electronically submitted photos should be a high-resolution JPB no more than 5MB in size and may be submitted along with the signed entry form to
  • Photos submitted in print should be mailed or dropped off to New Hope City Hall (4401 Xylon Ave N) to the attention of “In Focus Photo Contest” along with the signed entry form.
  • By entering, all contestants certify they have read and understand the rules of the contest.

The deadline for entries is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.


2020 People's Choice Voting is Now Open! 

Submit a vote for your favorite photo entry by Nov. 30. View the contest entries in the albums below and then click the link to vote for your favorite.