Ellsworth Through the Lens Photo Contest

In conjunction with the 2nd Annual Ellsworth Open House, to be held at the Ellsworth Public Library on Wednesday, March 20 from 4-6 p.m., amateur photographers are invited to submit a photo to the “Ellsworth Through the Lens” photo contest.  Photos must be submitted in person at the library during the month of February.  The public will vote for their favorite photo on the night of the Open House and the winning photo will be printed in an upcoming edition of The Ellsworth American.

Application Form:

* Important dates to remember *

Submissions will be accepted from Friday, February 1 through Thursday, February 28, 2019. Please drop off your submissions at the Ellsworth Public Library’s circulation desk during business hours.

The art show will be on display from Monday, March 4 to Friday, April 5, 2019 during library hours when the Riverview Room is not in use. If you would like to see the show, please call the library (667-6363) first to make sure the room is free.

The public will vote for their favorite photo during the Ellsworth Open House on Wednesday, March 20 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The show will come down on Saturday, April 5.  All photos must be picked up between April 5-April 13, 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a resident of Ellsworth to enter?

No, all are welcome to participate.

I have a photo I’d like to submit, but I didn’t take it in Ellsworth.  Is that ok?

This contest is focusing on the City of Ellsworth, so photos not taken in Ellsworth will not qualify.

I have more than one photo, can I submit more than one?

To allow as many participants as possible, we’re only accepting one photo per person.

Does the photo have to be in color?

No, black and white photos are great, too.

How old do you need to be to enter?

We’re accepting entries from amateur high school and adult photographers.

Can it be a portrait of someone if it was still taken in Ellsworth?


What are the prizes?

1st prize: A Car Detailing from Darling’s Chevrolet

The winning photo will be also published in an upcoming edition of The Ellsworth American!

2nd prize: A $50 Gift Certificate from Union River Gallery

3rd prize:  A Kindle Fire 7. 

How will the contest be judged?

Attendees of the Ellsworth Open House (March 20th from 4-6 p.m.) will vote for their favorite photo during the event. 

When will the winners be notified?

We will tally the votes after the event and announce the winners on Thursday, March 21.

Who should I contact with additional questions?

Please contact Abby Morrow (amorrow@ellsworthlibrary.net) or call the library (667-6363) with additional questions. Thank you!