Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Oooh...Aah! It's the Friends Photo Contest

Just imagine your very own photography on display at the Cambridge Public Library (CPL)...

If it sounds like dream come true, then have we got a contest for you! Cambridge residents of all ages are invited to submit one or two original photographs for the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library 2013 Biennial Photo Contest, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.”

The theme for the photo contest is open, so submit your one or two best shots. Each should include a title and a one to three-sentence description.
Photo Contest Winner, 2011, Naomi Moran

Every entry must complete the Photographic Permission Form. For more contest information including criteria, guidelines and rules, download the photo contest flier.

Deadline for submission is midnight, May 1, with winners chosen on May 10. First, second and third place winners will have their photographs displayed on the main floor of the CPL for the month of June. Winners will also receive a gift card to a local bookstore and be part of the gallery opening event on Saturday, June 1, at 3 pm. All photo entries will also be posted on the library’s Flickr site.

Digital photos should be submitted to the Friends’ e-mail address at cplfriendsphotos@yahoo.com. Any questions can also be sent to the same e-mail address.

In 2011, the Friends received 52 photo entries in the first photo contest, with images capturing every season at the CPL. Read more about our previous winners in the blog archives.

There are always great things happening at the library! For more information on how you can get involved with the Friends to help support our Cambridge libraries, click here.


  1. Hi CPL. Your flyer said there is no theme for the photo contest. Should I assume, therefore, that submitted photos may be from any place and any date? Or, must they be from Cambridge?

  2. Thanks for the question, Kristina. The theme for the photo contest is open this year, which means photos may be from any place and taken at any time. There is no location or date criteria.