KDL Teen Photo Challenge

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Grab your smartphones and cameras and get ready for our KDL Teen Photo Challenge. Compose your best snapshots of subjects that fall into three categories — Black & White, Repetition of Objects, and Nature in your Neighborhood — and enter for a chance to win a $25 Meijer gift card. You may enter any or all three categories, starting October 10th.

See the Winning Photos (2022)


Black & White

How does the loss of color impact the image?

Repetition of Objects

Cars, trees, buildings... what patterns do you see repeated?

Nature in your Neighborhood

Share what beauty you see in the world around you.

Photos may not contain human subjects. All photos must be taken on or after October 1, 2022.

Judges reserve the right to recategorize any submission if deemed necessary.


Start taking photos

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022

Contest opens

Monday, Oct. 10, 2022

Contest closes

Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, 11:59 PM

Public vote opens

Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, 1:00 PM
The link to the public vote becomes operational at 1 PM on Oct. 24. All entries are combined into one pool for the public vote. To vote, log into your Submittable account. You may only vote once during the voting period.

Public vote closes

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, 1:00 PM

Photo challenge winners and popular vote winners announced

Friday, Oct. 28, 2022
Winners announced on the KDL Blog.


  • Challenge is open to teens in grades 6-12 who are residents of Kent County, Michigan or attend a school in Kent County.
  • Participant may submit one photo per category.
  • Photos must be original works of participant. No logos/watermarks.
  • Online submissions only. No hard photos accepted.
  • JPG files only.
  • Kent District 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.
  • We will have awards in all three categories and public voting. There will be two winners in each category and two winners of the public vote, for a total of up to eight winners.
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