Contest Rules:

  • Photo must be taken in the current year (2019)
  • Photo must be printed in 5X7
  • No borders on images
  • No watermarks are permitted
  • Mount photo on 8×10 mount board (heavy cardstock paper or posterboard cut to size will work as substitute) with photo mounts or adhesive spray.
  • Kelly Fitzgerald Studio will hold open house, May 30th and June 10th 4-8pm, where you can bring your printed images and mount in studio with guidance (supplies provided).
  • Suggested places to print photos: or Alpine Camera
  • Only one entry per category is allowed. No duplicate entries. (you cannot use the same photo in multiple categories).
  • All photos MUST be labeled on the back of the mount board with the following:
    • Photographer’s name
    • Photographers age
    • Contact phone number
    • Category each photo is entered into
  • Age Brackets as of May 2019
    • Elementary  (1st through 5th)
    • Middle School (6th through 8th)
    • High School (Freshman through Senior)
  • Categories:
    • Pets
    • Des Plaines
  • Entries can be dropped off at Kelly Fitzgerald Studio during open house times on May 30th or June 10th or at the front desk of the Des Plaines Public Library (Please place in envelope marked attention: Heather Imoff)
  • All entries MUST be delivered no later than June 11th by 6:00 PM
  • Entries will be judged by local Des Plaines Professional Photographers and D207 Photo Teachers
  • One winner from each age group will be selected in each category.
  • Winners will be contacted on June 13th. Winners will also be listed on
  • Winners will receive: Amazon Gift Cards and will be presented at the Taste of Des Plaines and recognized in the Des Plaines Journal.

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