Grab your smartphones and cameras and get ready for the RCL Teen Photo Contest. Compose your best snapshots of subjects that fall into three categories — abstract, hometown pride, and fall landscape — and enter for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.


  • Challenge is open to teens going into grades 6-12.
  • Participant may submit one photo per category. 
  • Photos must be original works of participant. No logos/watermarks. 
  • Online submissions only. No hard photos accepted. 
  • Digital files only. 
  • Richland Community Library reserves the non-exclusive right to use submitted photos at our discretion. By entering the contest, you understand that your photo may be used to promote and publicize future library programs. 
  • Photos may not contain human subjects. 
  • Participant must be resident of Kalamazoo, Barry, or Calhoun Counties. 


  • Abstract — Play with light and color, focus and zoom, etc.
  • Fall Landscape — Show off the beauty of the natural world
  • Hometown Pride — Capture what you love about your neighborhood, town or community

Photos may not contain human subjects. All photos must be taken in September or October 2020.

Judges reserve the right to re-categorize any submission if deemed necessary.


We will take submissions October 1-17

Judges review entries 

October 21-22

Public vote 

October 23-October 31

Winners announced

Tuesday, November 3

Winners will be announced via Social Media and the Website