The Chardon Creativity Center will be closed for the remainder of the evening (5-21-24)

Library Hosts Teen Photography Contest

Geauga County Public Library Holding Annual Photography Contest for Teens

Geauga County – June 21, 2021 – Starting July 1, Geauga County Public Library will launch an annual Photography Contest for teenagers who live or attend school, grades 6 – 12, including graduating class of that year, in Geauga County. The theme for this year’s contest is “Summer Fun.” The submission period for original photography runs from July 1 – 31, with judging to take place from August 1 – 14. Of the ten finalists selected, first place winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Second and third place prizes will also be awarded.

Teens may submit up to three entries but may not win more than one prize. Geauga County Public Library staff or its guest judges will determine the winners from the finalists. The decision of the library is final. Prizewinners will be notified via email by August 21.

A similar annual photography contest for adults will be introduced later in the year.

“I was absolutely amazed at the talent we saw last fall in our first Teen Photography Contest. If that provides a glimpse of what to expect from our young contestants, I think the judges will be in for a challenge! Good luck to all contestants – you are already a winner in my book!”, says Chris Gumal, Head of Youth Services at the Geauga West Branch.

For full rules and regulations, please visit

About Geauga County Public Library

The Geauga County Public Library, rated a 4-Star Library by Library Journal, includes five full-service Branches in Bainbridge, Chardon, Chesterland (Geauga West), Middlefield, and Thompson, a fleet of Mobile Services vehicles that serve rural areas and community centers, and an Administrative Center where technical services, computer services, facilities, and administrative functions reside, in addition to its public library space. GCPL has more than 900,000 books and eBooks. The collection also contains more than 100,000 audio/video items and 60 Research databases available through its website. Geauga County Public Library is a member of the CLEVNET consortium, giving patrons access to more than 12 million items. Learn more about the Geauga County Public Library at

June 21, 2021

Media Contact

Denise Javins
(440) 286-6811

Media Resource Center

Click here to find images, logos, and additional resources for media use.