Announcing The Big Read Dearborn Open Photo Competition!

Call for entries in The Big Read Dearborn open photo competition focusing on environment, nature and wildlife

Entries due on April 28; professionals and amateurs welcome

The Big Read Dearborn Photo CompetitionWe’re calling for entries in an open photo competition to recognize outstanding photographic images featuring themes of nature, wildlife and the environment.

Amateur and professional photographers 14 years of age or older are welcome to submit up to two works in the juried photo competition. Dearborn residency is not required to enter this competition. Entries are due on April 28. Entry fees are $15 for one entry or $25 for two entries per artist.

The juror is award-winning Michigan photographer Monte Nagler. He studied with renowned photographer Ansel Adams. Nagler’s work can be found in many public and private collections including the Detroit Institute of Arts and the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler, General Motors and others.

A non-juried Youth Photo Exhibition is open to children and teens through age 18. There is no fee for this exhibition.

For specific details about preparing and delivering entries for submission in the competition, download the entry form, pick up an entry form at any Dearborn Public Library location or the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, or call 313-943-5478.

The photo competition is coordinated by the Dearborn Community Fund, one of many local organizations partnering with the Dearborn Public Library to present The Big Read Dearborn.

Many additional events will take place March 8 through May 17 as part of The Big Read Dearborn beginning with a free kickoff event, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on March 8 at The Henry Ford.