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2019 Photo Contest

Photo the Roe is back. [UPDATE: Deadline is extended to May 22!]


Scroll to the bottom for Entry Information.

The Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau and BayouLife Magazine are partnering once again to host their photo contest for the 12th year in a row. First, second, and third places in both the student and adult category will receive prize money starting at $150, but the Best of Show winner receives $200 and the photo will be featured on the July cover of BayouLife Magazine.

The theme Photo the Roe, like last year, is inspired by the revitalization of the downtown areas, inspiring new local organizations, and the community that is committed to making the area better than it is now. Photos can be taken anywhere in Ouachita Parish, but to capture the spirit of the theme, send photos of what life is like in Monroe and West Monroe. Whether it’s people, wildlife, or cuisine, we can’t wait to see what Ouachita Parish looks like from your perspective.



The Best of Show winner will be featured on the July cover of BayouLife Magazine and receive a cash award of $200.00.

The three top scoring photos in each division will be awarded prizes as follows:

Adult Division:

            First Place - $150.00

            Second Place - $125.00

            Third Place - $100.00

Student Division:

            First Place - $125.00

            Second Place - $100.00

            Third Place - $75.00



Last year, the MWMCVB received over 100 entries in the photo contest. Many of those entries, as well as past entries, have been featured in national advertisements and other materials, including the popular Visitors Guide, to promote the Monroe-West Monroe area.

The winners of the contest will be announced at the Downtown Gallery Crawl in June.

The MWMCVB will begin accepting submissions on April 1. The deadline to enter is May 18 [Deadline extended to May 22!] at 5:00 p.m. 

Contestants must submit titled, high resolution photos (at least 300 dpi), jpeg images to https://upload.crowdriff.com/monroe-west-monroe-cvb-de8cae81. Registration packet must be e-mailed to jbennett@monroe-westmonroe.org. All photographs must have been taken within the last two years within Ouachita Parish, Louisiana and documented as to the exact location. Photos entered in a previous Convention and Visitors Bureau contest are not eligible and will be disqualified.

For more information, call the Communications Department of the MWMCVB at (318) 387-5691.



-Submit vertical versions of your photos for the chance for them to be considered for the BayouLife Magazine cover. However, we accept both orientations!

-There is no limit! Submit as many photos as you'd like. 

-Photos must be over 3MB to be accepted. 



-Fill out the Registration Packet. You can download the PDF at the bottom of this page.

-E-mail Registration Packet to jbennett@monroe-westmonroe.org.

-Submit your photos at our online uploader



Download File Here

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