Photo contest deadline is Aug. 6

Photo contest deadline is Aug. 6

PAWTUCKET – The city of Pawtucket and The Camera Werks have announced the 23rd annual City of Pawtucket Photo Contest. Twelve winning photos will be selected by a panel of local professional photographers and placed in the 2022 City Calendar. This year’s photo contest judges include Butch Adams, Richard Benjamin, Christy Christopoulos, Peter Goldberg and Aaron Usher.

This contest provides an opportunity to bring awareness to the daily life, historic locations and the ever-changing landscape of Pawtucket through the lens of a camera. The contest is open to both residents and non-residents, but the photo must be taken in Pawtucket. “Uniquely Pawtucket,” submitted by Sandy Benson of Pawtucket, was selected for this year’s photo theme.

All photo submissions should follow the contest theme and must be taken in the city of Pawtucket within the past year. Only one entry per contestant will be accepted and must be submitted by the photographer entering the contest. Photo entries may be taken in color or black and white, but should be shot horizontally, since winning photos will be used in the calendar.

All photo submissions must be uploaded in JPEG format and should be of high quality and high-resolution dpi. Digital cameras or cell phones may be used. All photo entries will be exhibited on the city of Pawtucket website, .

Submissions should be emailed to Deadline for entry is Friday, Aug. 6.

All 12 winning photos will be used in the 2022 calendar. The Mayor’s Choice Award winner will receive a $100 cash prize. First Place will receive a $75 cash prize. Second Place will receive a $50 cash prize and other remaining winners will receive gift certificates.

Winners will be announced on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m., by Mayor Donald Grebien through a video announcement, which will be posted on the city website, .

Call 401-273-5367.