Photo Contest 2018

The St. Charles City-County Library invites you to participate in its fifth annual Photo Contest for all ages. Photos may be submitted between September 15 and October 15, 2018.


  • Submit your photo under one of three categories:
    • Four-Legged Friends (Photos dedicated to all-things-animal, from pets to wildlife. Show us your best shots that highlight furry, scaly, slimy or shelled friends.)
    • The Great Outdoors (These photos can include landscapes, sunsets, seascapes, nature images, insects, or anything you find outdoors.)
    • Love of Learning (Capture what learning means to you in a photo that can include shots of school scenes, libraries, literature, or any type of learning in action.)
  • You must live in St. Charles County or have a St. Charles City-County Library card.
  • Three age groups:
    • 12 & under
    • 13 to 17
    • 18 & up
  • One entry per category. Submission of online entries is final (no resubmissions).
  • Hard copy photos will not be accepted. Entries must be submitted using our official online entry form:
  • Photos must be in jpg, jpeg, png, or gif format.
  • Photos must be original works by entrant. No logos or watermarks on images, please.
  • St. Charles City-County Library reserves the non-exclusive right to use the photographs at our discretion. Photographer is responsible for obtaining necessary permissions if photo contains an identifiable individual.
  • No entry fee.
  • For help with your submission, visit any Library branch or email librarycontests@stchlibrary.org
  • Employees of the St. Charles City-County Library and judges are not eligible to enter.
  • Entries must be submitted by: October 15, 2018

Judges will choose one first and one second place winner per category and age group. All decisions of our judges are final. Winners will be notified by October 31. (People’s Choice - November 20)

People’s Choice Online Voting:
(November 1-15) The public will have an opportunity to vote online for one People’s Choice Award from the top two photos from each category.

First place: $30 gift card Second Place: $15 gift card

Winning photos will be displayed within the St. Charles City-County Library. Get inspiration from these Library Resources.