This year, as part of our ongoing NOPL20 Celebration commemorating our 20th anniversary, our Annual Photo Contest has a new spin. Photo submissions must adhere to one of two themes, paying homage to our local communities and how they have changed over the years.

The first of the two themes is Life in Our Town: Today. Photographs can be of people, places or events within the last two years and must have been taken within the Towns of Cicero or Clay or the Villages of N. Syracuse or Brewerton. This portion of the contest is judged and participants will be eligible to win awards and prizes. Among the prizes this year will be the “People’s Choice”, which will be awarded based on the number of “likes” received on Facebook.

Life in Our Town: Yesterday is the second of the two themes. Photos entered under this theme should be historic photos taken within same local communities mentioned above. These photos will be used in an exhibit for all to enjoy, and anyone submitting an entry in this non-judged portion of the contest will be entered into a drawing for a gift card.

Stop by NOPL at Cicero to pick up your entry form(s) and a copy of the rules, or access them from the links below:

Photo Contest Rules

Photo Contest Entry Form

Photo Contest Dates to Remember

Important Dates:

Photo Submissions: July 1-31
Photo Exhibition: Aug. 1-Sept. 16
Finalists Posted on Facebook: Sept. 1st
Awards Announced: Sept. 7th
Photo Reception: Wed., Sept. 16 @ 6pm
Photo Pick-up: Sept. 16-Sept 30