Photo Contest

Aug. 19 - Sep 9, 2021

Open to All

August 19 is World Photography Day

World Photo Day is an annual, worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science and history of photography.  It is also a great excuse to share photos with the world.  What better way to celebrate than joining our Photo Contest?

The soft click of the camera, a flash of light and a moment in time captured forever. A photo is a way to feel the emotion and context of that exact moment. 


Make it snappy! 


2021 Theme: Rendez-Vous


  • Submit up to three (3) of your best photos
    between Aug. 19 and Sep. 9

  • Email your photo(s) to:


    • Email Title: Your first and last names 

    • Email up to 3 photos separately and add a number for each email (1,2, or 3), for ex. Jane Doe 1

  • Each photo should be tagged using the following pattern:

  • The photos must be high resolution. Low resolution / low quality photos will not be considered.

Image by Christian Wiediger
Phone Camera

Meet our Jury:

  • Kshama Rajneesh - Professional Photographer

  • Jackie Tiryakian - Professional Artist

  • Emily Jees - Professional Artist



History of Photography Day

World Photography Day originates from the invention of the daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Louis Daguerre in 1837, based on the pioneering work of Nicéphore Niepce.

Daguerre sold the idea to the French Academy of Sciences, which purchased the patent and subsequently gifted the process to the world on 19 August 1839.

View of the Boulevard du Temple, taken by Daguerre in 1838 in Paris, includes the earliest known photograph of a person. The image shows a busy street, but because the exposure had to continue for several minutes the moving traffic is not visible.  At the lower right, however, a man apparently having his boots polished, and the bootblack polishing them, were motionless enough for their images to be captured. There is also a young girl looking out of a window at the camera.

Louis Daguerre

1787 – 1851

Nicéphore Nièpce