Kids in grades 1st through High School are invited to participate in our photo contest. Final images will be displayed at The Taste of Des Plaines. You do not need to be present to participate. 


YOUTH PHOTO CONTEST

The YOUTH PHOTO CONTEST is back! 

Sign up for contest  reminders!

We are asking that images be printed in 5X7 and mounted or matted to 8X10 or 8.5x11. You can buy a mat or use poster board or think paper to mount your image. Links will be provided in the information and reminders emails. Make sure to sign up so your child doesn't miss it! 


Absolutely! You can use whatever camera you have access to and are comfortable with. 

See your work up at the Taste!

How do we display our images? 

Can a phone camera be used? 

2019 winning youth photographers! 

WINNERS WILL BE
PRESENTED JUNE 18th at
THE TASTE OF DES PLAINES 

CONTEST RULES

  • Photo must be taken in the current year (2022)
  • Photo must be printed in 5X7
  • Mount photo on 8x10 mount board (heavy cardstock paper or posterboard cut to size will work as substitute) with photo mounts or adhesive spray
  • Fitzgerald Studio will hold open house, June 13th 10-5 and June 16th 7-8pm where you can bring your printed images and mount in studio with guidance (supplies provided).
  • Suggested places to print photos: mpix.com or Alpine Camera
  • Only one entry per child is allowed.
  • All photos MUST be labeled on the back of the mount board with the following:
       Photographer’s Name
       Photographers Age
       Photographers School
       Contact Phone Number

  • Age Brackets as of May 2022: Elementary  (1st through 5th) Middle School (6th through 8th) High School (Freshman through graduating Senior)
  • Theme: SUMMERTIME
  • Entries can be dropped off at Fitzgerald Studio during open house times on June 13th 10-5 and June 16th 7-8pm or at the front desk of the Des Plaines Public Library (Please place in envelope marked attention: Heather Imoff)
  • All entries MUST be delivered no later than June 17th by 4:00 PM
  • Entries will be judged by local Des Plaines Professional Photographers
  • One winner from each age group will be selected in each category
  • Taste of Des Plaines Attendees will be able to vote for their favorite images from June 17th at 5pm - June 18th at 5pm. 
  • Winners will be contacted on June 18th at 5pm. Winners will also be listed on thefitzgeraldstudio.com/youthphotocontest
  • Winners will receive: Amazon or local establishments Gift Cards and will be presented to the winners at the Taste of Des Plaines and recognized in the Des Plaines Journal.

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