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Sponsored by Granville Kiwanis since 1964.

2020 Photography Contest

Full contest information is also on the website GranvilleKiwanis/photo. 

Theme: "Together in Spirit"

Show us your spirit in the Annual Photography Contest 

Awards will be given for the following eight categories. Special recognition for photos displaying this year's theme Together in Spirit.  Photos will be judged based on creativity, uniqueness and quality.

  • Patriotic Pet
  • Patriotic People
  • Decorated Bicycle
  • Decorated House
  • Decorated Storefront
  • Friends or Family
  • Granville 4th
  • Granville in July

Photos must be original and taken in Granville, Ohio this year.

Submission deadline is July 31, 2020.

*EMAIL your entry with the following information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PRINTED 8x10 entries will also be accepted. Deliver to the Reader's Garden front desk or Mail to Granville Kiwanis July 4th Photo Contest, PO Box 133, Granville, OH 43023.

ALL ENTRIES MUST INCLUDE: Name of Entrant, Address, Phone, Email, Age (if under 18), Artist's statement about the Photo or how it was taken, Category (select from 8 listed above).

Inferred Consent: By Entering the Photography Contest, the artist affirms that the submitted information is complete and accurate, that the entry is their own work, and that they have read, understand, and are complying with all conditions and rules of the competition.

*For iPhone Users: From the Photos app on the phone, hit the Share button and then email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For Android Users:  Use the Share feature on the Photos app. For SLR/DSLR/Mirrorless cameras, submit jpegs only (not TIFF or RAW) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the required information in the body of the email.



2019 Photography Contest

Sponsored in part by the Granville Arts Commission and Granville Kiwanis

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Congratulations to our 2019 Photography Contest Winners:

Andrew Harms - Raising the Flag- Public First Place, Juror's First Place  $100

Marthena Harms - Granville 4th 6:13am - Public Second Place, Juror's First Place $50

Delaney Young - Retroconvertible - Public Third Place $25

Lisa Matula - You Lookin' At Me? - Juror's Second Place $25

Kelly George - Are the rides going up or down? - Juror's Third Place $25

Delaney Young - Black Bells 2019 - Juror's Second Place $25

Lisa Matula - From a Different Perspective - Juror's Third Place $25

Kelly George - Pick a Prize - Honorable Mention

Jennifer Lewis - Why aren't we at the fair? - Honorable Mention

Jennifer Lewis - President Lisa Matula - Kiwanis Award

Monica Moore - The Sistine Stretch - Kiwanis Award



  • Submit an 8"x10" print* with signed entry form (one form per entry) to the Village Offices, 141 E Broadway, Granville; or mail to: Granville Kiwanis Photo Contest, PO Box 133, Granville, OH 43023. Include a high-resolution jpg image of each entry, or email separately to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Deadline: July 31, 2019
  • Limit of 5 entries per person.
  • Original photographs taken in Granville, Ohio between July 1-31, 2019


*We can assist you with printing the 8x10, however note the scale of digital photography often requires cropping for 8x10. For guaranteed results, we encourage you to print your own entries (e.g. at the library, CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart).

Photos will be displayed at the Granville Public Library August 5-14 for public judging. A jurored exhibit of the winning photographs and selected pieces by the jury will be on display at the Bryn Du Art Center from Aug. 15-18 with an opening reception and awards on August 15 from 6-8pm. Photographs will be displayed at other businesses throughout the year and at the 2019 Granville Kiwanis 4th of July Celebration. Awards will include a $100 top prize and other awards.

Thanks to support from the the Granville Arts Commission, the Granville Public Library, The Bryn Du Art Center and the Kiwanis Club of Granville.


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Each print contest entry must be accompanied by a signed Entry Form:


Instagram Photography Contest ideal for cell phone photography images is open to the public. This popular format is readily accessible and allows people to upload photographs directly from cell phones into Instagram, as well as standard photographs. It aims to encourage youth, families and amateurs to participate. Deadline:  Submissions to be considered for the contest must be uploaded to Instagram (#Granville4th) by July 31.

Print Photography Contest will also be offered to appeal to hobbyists and Professional photographers.  This contest requires submission of high resolution (minimum 2MB) images and a signed entry form. Photographs must be taken in Granville, Ohio during the Granville 4th of July Celebration or during the weeks surrounding it. Limit of 5 photographs. Deadline of submissions is July 31. Photographers are recommended to submit their own printed 8x10s. We can print your photographs, however we cannot guarantee the optimal cropping, resolution or enhancements.  We will frame and display the entries for public voting at the Granville Public Library from August 5-14 on the professional art display walls of the first-floor main digital lab area. Photographs selected for the contest will be numbered and the public can vote for 1st, 2nd and 3rd by anonymous paper vote. One vote per person. Once the voting is completed, the winning photographs will be included in the Jurored Exhibition at the Bryn Du Art Center, with an opening reception and awards and a selection of Professional Photographs commissioned for the exhibition. Winners will receive prizes including a top prize of $100. Submit up to 5 images (with high resolution, minimum 2 MB recommended) on a portable USB drive, CD or DVD and label. You can mail the entries to: Granville Kiwanis Photo Contest, PO Box 133, Granville OH 43023 or hand-deliver them to the Granville Village Offices, 141 E. Broadway, Granville OH 43023. The high-resolution digital files should be included, or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include "Photo Contest" in the subject line.




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