Photography Contest

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Historic Architecture  Photography Contest

 One of the Winning Photos from the 2015 Competition, by Joyousfaith Crutcher

How to Enter:
Any student in grades 6 through 12 may submit a photo taken of West Chester, PA architecture in one or more of four categories:




Digitally Enhanced

  • Photos may be taken with any equipment, including smartphones, then altered or enhanced using filters and apps. Photos taken in the 12 months before the deadline for submission are eligible. Deadline is by midnight, April 26, 2018. 
  • Send one digital entry per email to by midnight, TBD. Send .JPG, .PNG, or .TIF files only by midnight, April 26, 2018. 
  • Include your name, your grade and school, your parent’s name, your address, your parent’s phone number, and (IMPORTANT) identify your photograph’s street location or name of the building in West Chester. Entries without complete contact information entries may be disqualified. Include 2-3 sentences explaining why you liked your photo, how you took it, or what attracted you to this site.
  • Entrants retain full copyright ownership of their images, but agree to allow the contest sponsors to feature submitted images in any publication, website, and/or any promotional material related to the contest.

Prizes and Recognition:
A cash prize of $25.00 will be awarded the first place winner in each category. Second place, third place, and honorable mention awards receive certificates. All award winners will receive their prizes and be recognized at the May 17, 2018 West Chester Borough Council meeting for Historic Preservation Month. Winning and Honorable Mention photos will be featured in a virtual gallery on the West Chester website:

Sponsored by:
in partnership with the
Chester County Historical Society

Please go to the Downtown West Chester website (see link above) for more details and for the one page pdf that can be used to advertise this event to your students.