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Fall Photograph Contest

Get out your cameras and phones because you are invited to participate in The Carbondale Public Library’s Fall 2020 Photo Contest!  The contest is open to all photographers; of all age groups and skill levels as we explore “What the Library Means to Me.” Participants are encouraged to use their creativity to decide how best to capture the contest’s theme through their lens.

Entry Categories:

Adult: 18 and over

Young Adult: 13 years to 17 years

Child: 12 and under


A winner from every category will receive a cash prize of $25 courtesy of The Friends Group of the Carbondale Public Library.

Emailed submissions should be:

  1. jpeg format;
  2. maximum horizontal size 1800 pixels and minimum size 1200 pixels;
  3. maximum vertical size 1200 pixels and minimum vertical size 800 pixels;
  4. minimum resolution set at 200 pixels;
  5. maximum of 5 mb in size

Please include the following information in your email: name, address, telephone number and age. A title and short description of photo may be included.

Email entries as JPEG file attachments to CarbondalePublicLibraryPA@gmail.com by September 30th, 2020.

Print Submissions should be:

  1. no larger than a 8X10 print;
  2. no smaller than a 4X6

Only one entry is allowed per person. By submitting a photo, you are stating that you took the photo and own the rights to the photo.

Please do not submit images that have been heavily manipulated.  Minor cropping, adjustments to exposure, sharpness, and minor color correction is acceptable.

By entering, you grant The Carbondale Public Library permission to use your photo in perpetuity in any medium.


A judge’s panel will consist of a representative from the Carbondale Public Library Board of Directors, a member from the Carbondale Public Library Friends Group and a Carbondale Public Library staff member.

Judging criteria will include:

Photo quality, creativity, and capturing the theme

*Photographers will retain copyright to any and all photographs entered in this contest, but, by voluntarily entering the contest, contest entrants agree to grant a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual and irrevocable license to Carbondale Public Library, for use of the image for marketing and promotional purposes. 


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