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Provo Photo Contest 2018

Updated: Sep 2, 2021

Calling Provo residents, students, and visitors! Try your luck in Provo’s 4th annual citywide photography contest. The contest is from Monday, April 23, 2018 through Sunday, July 22, 2018. Adults, teenagers, children, Instagramers, photography enthusiasts, and amateurs can submit an entry.

Just make sure that the picture you submit for the contest is taken in Provo. So look around and notice what’s going on. Let others see what you see: that mountain morning light, a concert crowd at the Rooftop Concert Series, the bustling downtown scene, climbers at Rock Canyon, or the unique architecture in a historic Provo building.

Provo’s annual photo contest has become a great way to promote and encourage people who live here to notice and appreciate Provo and all it has to offer, visually as well as physically. I am excited to see the beautiful and unique nature of our city, captured by the camera lens. Good luck to everyone!

Get Registered

Register Online – Register online and submit each photo entry at

Or Register in Person – Stop by the Mayor’s Office (City Center, Third Floor, 351 W Center Street) and submit your photos using a disc or jump drive. Please include your: Name, Email, Phone Number, and description of each photo entry – choose a submission category for each photo (Provo Life, Provo Scenery, or Provo Architecture), list the location where each photo was taken (preferably an address or coordinate if possible), and describe each photo.


Provo SceneryLandscapes, Outdoors, & Nature.

For this category, we would love to get photo submissions of Provo Parks and Provo Neighborhoods. There seems to be a shortage of imagery highlighting these areas. Other Examples: Rock Canyon, Utah Lake, Provo River, Provo Canyon, Aerial Shots, Open Space, etc.

Provo LifePeople, Events, & Every Day Life

For this category, we would love to get photo submissions of Biking in Provo, the Downtown scene during a Rooftop Concert, or pictures of residents attending any event in Provo. There seems to be a shortage of imagery highlighting these areas. Other examples: Provo lifestyle, Eating in Provo, Recreating in Provo, Playing in Provo, At the Recreation Center, Using Provo Facilities, etc.

Provo ArchitectureLandmarks, Buildings, & Structures

For this category, we would love to get photo submissions of Downtown Provo, the Startup District, Shops at Riverwoods, and the businesses on Freedom Blvd. You can never have enough pictures of our downtown. Other Examples: Businesses, Skylines, Bridges, Industrial, Memorials, Monuments, Sculptures, Tech Start-up Scene, etc.

Winner Selection/Prizes

A First Place Winner, Second Place Winner, and Third Place Winner will be selected in each of the categories referenced above. First Place will receive $300 cash prize, Second Place will receive $200 cash prize and Third Place will receive $100 cash prize.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, July 22, 2018 Finalists Named: Monday, July 30, 2018 Winners Named: Thursday, August 23, 2018

The winners will be announced on Thursday, August 23, 2018. The Judges Panel will select the finalists and winners in each category. Finalists will be made public Monday, July 30, and the winners will be announced on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Judging criteria is based on: quality of submission, 20%; representation of Provo, 20%; composition, 20%; creativity, 20%; originality, 20%.

Photo Release

Submitted photos will be used online on the city’s website, social media, the mayor’s blog and in printed marketing publications. Read the Publicity Release Form »

Terms and Conditions

Open to legal residents of the continental U.S., of all ages. Employees (and their immediate families) of Provo City, their subsidiaries, vendors, media partners and advertising agencies are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

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