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East Lansing to launch community photo contest

Posted at 7:26 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 19:26:27-04

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Think you have some photographic talent and want to show off your skills for a chance to win prizes? The City of East Lansing has launched its 2019 Community Photo Contest.

Community members of all ages are invited to submit up to five photos taken in East Lansing during any of its four seasons. Photos should be recent, high resolution, and should not be significantly edited. Participants do not have to be a resident of East Lansing, but all photos must be taken in East Lansing.

The contest deadline is Sunday, October 13, 2019 at midnight.

Photos can be submitted online at

Winners will receive gift card prizes donated by this year’s sponsors:

1st Place - $150 Meijer gift card
2nd Place - $100 Meijer gift card
3rd Place - $50 Meijer gift card
Honorable Mention Photos (8 total) - $25 Meijer gift cards
Downtown Category* - $100 downtown East Lansing parking voucher.
East Lansing Farmers Market Category ** - $20 ELFM gift card, market bag and t-shirt.

In addition to the prizes, the winning photos will also be featured in City of East Lansing marketing materials online and in print.

“We encourage community members of all ages and abilities to show off their photography skills, while also showing us what they love about the East Lansing community,” said Communications Specialist Quinn Alexander. “We are really looking forward to seeing what participants capture during this year’s photo contest.”

The contest is sponsored by Meijer, the East Lansing Downtown Management Board and the East Lansing Farmers Market.

East Lansing Community Photo Contests were previously held in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009 and 2008. Community members with questions about the contest can email or call (517) 319-6980.

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