Theme: “Pawtucket Works”

Deadline for entry: August 3, 2019 

PAWTUCKET – Grab your cameras and snap that picture! The City of Pawtucket and Camera Werks announced the 21st Annual City of Pawtucket Photo Contest. Twelve winning photos will be selected by a panel of local photographers and placed in the 2020 City Calendar.

This annual contest provides an opportunity to bring awareness to daily life, historic locations and the ever changing landscape of Pawtucket through the lens of a camera. The contest is open to residents and non-residents alike, but the photo must be taken in Pawtucket. After a public call for photo contest themes was advertised in January, “Pawtucket Works” by Jax Adele of Pawtucket was selected.

“The City of Pawtucket is excited to once again get the ball rolling on the Annual Photo Contest. This year’s Pawtucket Works theme will allow for all of the contestants to really use their imagination as they photograph our great city,” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “I would like to thank Pat Zacks from Camera Werks who has been the mastermind behind the Contest as it is an important way to truly showcase the art and talent that the city has.”

“The City of Pawtucket photo contest is a unique opportunity that invites anyone from anywhere to participate by entering their photograph into this exhibit.  It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about our city through the lens of a camera,” said Pat Zacks.

Contest Rules: All photo submissions should follow the contest theme. All photos must be taken in the City of Pawtucket within the past year. Only one entry per contestant submitted by the photographer. Photos may be in color or black and shot horizontally. Film or high quality digital prints will be accepted. All photos must be of good quality and suitable for reproduction.

Submitted photos should be mounted on foamcore or mountboard, but not framed; overall size of the mounted photo should not be smaller than 8”x10” or larger than 12”x18”.  All photos will be displayed at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center during the City of Pawtucket’s Arts Festival in September. The Mayor’s Choice Award will receive a $100 cash prize. First Place will receive a $75.00 cash prize. Second Place will receive a $50.00 cash prize and other remaining winners will receive gift certificates.

All winning photos will be used in the City of Pawtucket’s 2020 Calendar. Submissions will be accepted from May 1st to August 3rd, and should be dropped off at The Camera Werks, 766 Hope Street, Providence, Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. For further information, please call (401) 273-5367


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