In Focus Photo Contest 2019

In Focus Photo Contest 2019
Posted on 08/16/2019
New Hope’s annual In Focus photo contest is now live! The competition gives local photographers the opportunity to showcase their picture-taking skills while capturing the things in New Hope that make it a great community.

Traditionally, the photo contest has run through the middle of summer, however, this year to allow photographers to capture changing seasons the contest was switched to run from mid-August until Oct. 18.

Also new in 2019, contestants are encouraged to submit their entries via email by sending photos 5mb or smaller to communications@newhopemn.gov. Print photos can still be provided in-person at New Hope City Hall (4401 Xylon Ave. N.). And although not part of the contest, photographers are encouraged to share their photos on their social media accounts using #NewHopeInFocus.

In Focus is open to anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in New Hope. Also, any photos must be taken somewhere in New Hope. A panel of judges will evaluate winners and award prizes. Contest winners will also be recognized at a city council meeting, have their photo published in the In Touch newsletter, and have their photo displayed at New Hope City Hall.

The three main categories for entry are "people," "places," or "nature." There is also a category for youth ages 18 and under. Prizing for the contest is as follows:
• $100 prize will be awarded to the category winner with the highest overall score.
• $75 prizes will be awarded to the two other category winners.
• Two $50 prizes will be presented for the best photo by a photographer age 18 and under, and a People’s Choice Award chosen by the community.

Download and fill out the entry form here.