Digital Photography Contest Celebrating Teen Tech Week with Solano County Library


Want to be a famous teen photographer? Submit your best photos to the Teen Photography Contest 2017.


Submit to or on Instagram use #TeenTechSolano2017. Contest runs January 1-February 20.


During Teen Tech Week, March 5-11, 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

  • 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):
    Include your name, city, and photo category. Include a description of your photo



  • Submit through Instagram using #TeenTechSolano2017 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

  • Must be received by 2/20/2017 at 9pm

  • Read the full contest rules








One winning photo will be chosen per category.



  1. Animals – furry friends and wild creatures. (Pro tip: books + cats = purrfection)

  2. Architecture – buildings and structures.

  3. Culture/Heritage – Share some aspect of culture that is meaningful to you.

  4. Events – Sporting events, storytimes, weddings, or any other event.

  5. Fantasy – Cosplay, fan art, or pictures with fantasy elements.

  6. Landscapes – a bigger view of our world.

  7. Miscellaneous – any photo you are proud of.

  8. Nature – Plants, scenery, natural settings.

  9. Passions – Your art, your passion. Show us what you love.

  10. Special Effects – Photoshop, VSCO, or any other enhanced or edited photos, memes, or images.


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 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.



Watch For



  • Photos in the community

  • Flickr and digital photo frame slideshows

  • Hashtag #TeenTechSolano2017 on Instagram




Check out the entries from last year



Last year’s winners
Jacob Barron – Architecture category (Grand Prize Winner)
Marissa Grimes – Food category
Amber Stavenuiter – Passions category
Katie Walker – School category
Micah Dechavez – Animal category
Lexi Wheeler – Books category
Tati Martinez – Candids category
Indica Derose – My Choice category
Annika Uyenco – Landscape category


2017 Teen Tech Week Photo Contest Links




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