Winter in Champaign County Photo Contest

The Champaign County Library is looking for photos taken in our community that capture the wonder of winter. Take a picture of a tree covered in snow, a bird at a birdfeeder, a statue in the community or an old barn in a field.  Get creative, but be sure to follow the rules for the contest (see below).  Winners will be chosen in three age groups and will receive gift cards to various retailers.


Guidelines for entries:

  • Photos may not contain human subjects.
  • All photos submitted must be acceptable for public viewing by all age groups.
  • Photos must be the original work of the entrant and must not be copied in whole or in part from any other work.
  • Entries will be received via email only.
  • Amateur photographers only please.


To submit images:

  1. Submit photos (jpg or png file format only) via email to with subject line “Photo Contest.” 
  • You can also scan the QR code to send your photo directly from your phone. 
  1. In the text of the email, please include the following information:
    • entrant’s name
    • age group (ages 12 – under, ages 13 – 17, and ages 18 – up)
    • preferred method of contact information (i.e. include phone number or email)
    •  title of your photo or any information you would like to include about the photo.
  2. One image per email please.
  3. Photos received outside the contest period or that do not meet the guidelines outlined herein will be automatically disqualified.
  4. Participants may submit photos from Friday, January 1, 2021 through Sunday, January 31, 2021.


By entering the Champaign County Library’s Photo Contest, entrants give permission to Champaign County Library to use, modify,
reproduce, publish, display, distribute, or make derivative works of entry materials for promotional or any other purposes digitally or in print while
copyright of entry materials remains with respective entrants.