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2018 Photo Contest

It's photo contest time.

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[Photos must be 3MB or larger to be accepted.]



The Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau and BayouLife Magazine are partnering once again to host their photo contest for the 11th 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.

This year’s theme is Photo the ‘Roe, inspired by the growing downtown areas, new local business, and the local community committed to making the area even better than it is. To adhere to the theme, submit photos from anywhere in Ouachita Parish. Use popular Monroe-West Monroe settings like Antique Alley, Landry Vineyards, Downtown Monroe, local restaurants, Kiroli Park, and Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, just to name a few.



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 at 5:00 p.m. Please submit photos in digital format, along with the registration form, to Jerrica Bennett at jbennett@monroe-westmonroe.org. Photos must be taken within the past two years and in Ouachita Parish to be eligible. Images that include people must be accompanied by a signed Model Release Form that is included in the Registration Packet.

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. 



Submit Two Ways:

- Fill out the fillable registration form, and click the gray button on the form to submit.

- Print the form, fill it out by hand, and scan it in.

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