Photography Contest 2019: Love and Unity

The New Brunswick Free Public Library presents its 12th Annual Photography Contest and Exhibit! The theme this year is "Love and Unity." To enter the contest, simply capture an image of love and unity in a photograph and follow the submission requirements. Please include a brief caption detailing the title of your photograph, where it was taken (city, state), and when it was taken. The contest submission form with complete details is available in the library, or click here to download a copy (o aquí en español.)

Deadline for contest submission is May 10th, 2019.

The contest and related events are free and open to the public. This contest is open to all ages!

Photographs entered in the contest will be displayed in a joint exhibition at the New Brunswick Free Public Library and Above Art Studios. A panel of professional photographers and library staff will judge the submissions for first, second, and third place. Winners will be announced at the Photography Contest Exhibition Reception on Friday, June 7th, at 6:30 p.m. at the library. After the reception at the library, we will walk over to Above Art Studios to view the winning and selected photos.

Photos will be on display at the Library from June 7th to July 7th, 2019 and at Above Art Studios located at 55B Morris Street (next to the cemetery behind the library), from June 7th to June 14th, 2019.

Along with the contest, the library offers free photography workshops presented by professional photographers. All three workshops will be held in the library's Carl T. Valenti Community Room.

  • Expanding Your Approach to Landscape led by professional photographer & author Joel Simpson.
    Thursday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m.
  • The Fine Art of Black & White Photography led by professional photographer & speaker Michael S. Miller.
    Thursday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m.
  • The Essentials of Digital Photography led by professional photographer Alan Kesselhaut.
    Thursday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m.

Time will be allotted for Q&A at each workshop, so bring your ideas and questions! To attend any of these programs, please register at the library’s Reference Desk, or call 732-745-5108, ext 20.

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant provided by New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State.

~ Want to see last year's exhibition? You may view the presentation of 2018 contest winners and entries here.