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Ridgewood Library | Teen Photo Contest

13th Annual Teen Photography Contest

Contest Starts: WEDNESDAY, April 1

Submission Deadline: THURSDAY, April 30

Beginning on April 1, 2020 email your photo as a JPEG

(no larger than 20 MB) to: teens@ridgewoodlibrary.org 


Make the subject EITHER:

Middle School or High School Photo Submission







  • TITLE of the photo


*You will receive an email confirmation with your submission.

2019 Winners

How To Enter:

contest rules:

Take a photo that captures a moment.

Limited to ONE (1) entry per person.

All submissions must be an original photograph and must be taken by the person submitting. 

Make sure that your photo adheres to ONE (1) of our THREE (3) categories:

  • Something lucky (13th year)

  • Portraits

  • Mixed media

Photoshop should only be used to clean up and make adjustments to blend the artworks together successfully. The end result shouldn't be dependent on having a digital element. The artwork should be able to stand alone (ie. start with a photograph, and then add paint/drawing/whatever they want to it).

Answer: Mixed media is a way of making art that uses different substances mixed together.


  • $100 Visa Gift Card First Place

  • $50 Visa Gift Card Second place

  • $25 Visa Gift Card Third Place

  • *Small prize TBD for any honorable mentions

Prizes and Honorable Mention will be awarded separately for Middle & High School entries.


What is Mixed Media?

Sponsored by Friends of the Ridgewood Library
Inspired by Marie Habernickel, who generously shared her joy in life & photography.

Disclaimer: The Ridgewood Public Library (RPL) reserves the right to determine what photos are appropriate for this contest. By entering the contest you grant RPL permission to exhibit your photo in the Library, display it on the Library website, and use it on publicity releases. Contest is open to all Ridgewood library cardholders in grades 6-12. There are two separate contests- one for high school, one for middle school. EACH contest will have one $100 visa card first place winner, $50 second place, $25 third place, and small prizes for honorable mention winners.


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