Want to be a famous teen photographer? Submit your best photos to the Teen Photography Contest 2018.
Submit to TeenTechSolano@gmail.com or on Instagram use #TeenTechSolano2018. Contest runs January 1-February 20.
During Teen Tech Week, March 4-10, 10 winning photos will be featured on the Solano County Library homepage and elsewhere in the community. Entries will be posted to the library’s Facebook and Instagram account.
Contest begins January 1
You must be 12 – 18 years old and submit only your own work
Only local participants are eligible to win prizes.
Limit: 1 photo per category
All photos are subject to verification, and images may be used or altered by Solano County Library for promotional purposes
Submit by email (preferred): TeenTechSolano@gmail.com
Include your name, city, and photo category. Include a description of your photo.
Submit through Instagram using #TeenTechSolano2018 and mention @SolanoLibrary in the text
Include your name, city and photo category
Set your privacy settings to allow @solanolibrary to see your submissions
Follow the library @solanolibrary on Instagram
All entries must be received by February 20 at 9pm
One winning photo will be chosen per category.
Animals – Furry friends and wild creatures. (Pro tip: books + cats = purrfection)
Black & White/Chiaroscuro – Contrasting light and shadow.
Land Art – Using the environment as your canvas for shapes and images.
Landscapes – a bigger view of our world.
Macro/Close-ups – Taking an extremely close look at the world around you.
Nature – Plants, scenery, natural settings.
People/Portraits – Individuals or groups of people.
Special Effects – Photoshop, VSCO, or any other enhanced or edited photos, memes, or images.
Still Life – Capturing inanimate objects. Includes food photography
Your Choice – Any photo you're proud of that doesn't fit in the other categories.
You must submit your own original artwork and submit it in .jpg format.
Winning photos should best represent the library and its values of exploration, inspiration, growth, and discovery.
1 grand prize to spend one session learning from a local photographer.
An adult chaperone is required to collect the grand prize.
An enlarged and mounted print of your winning photo (winners must be able to pick up prints at a Solano County Library)
Grand Prize photo may be printed in Check It Out! and used to promote library events
All 10 winning photos will be featured on solanolibrary.com and the library’s social media accounts on Flickr, Instagram, and Facebook.
All 10 winning photos will be displayed in our Solano County libraries
Only local participants are eligible for prizes.
Photos in the community
Flickr and digital photo frame slideshows
Hashtag #TeenTechSolano2018 on Instagram
Last year’s winners
Maya Beal – Animal category
Sam Forbes – Architecture category
Isabella Bonzani – Culture/Heritage category
Travis Malizia – Events category
Anna Risse – Fantasy category (Grand Prize Winner)
Jonathan Strong – Landscapes category
Marissa Grimes – Miscellaneous category
Makayla Arndt – Nature category
Maria Flores – Passions category
Mariah Brisco – Special Effects category
Get discovered! Submit your best work for a chance to win prizes and publication.
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