MCL Amateur Photo Contest 2021

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MCL Amateur Photo Contest 2021

The Mercer County Library System is organizing a Amateur Photo Contest where everyone except the candidates with a valid MCL Card and professional photographers, are allowed to participate. The theme of the contest is Happiness is.. You have to click a photograph featuring your idea of happiness and submit it in a .jpeg format. Along with the photo, you have to complete the submission title: Happiness is..  in no more than 6 words. The photograph should not be more than 1 MB in size and will be judged on the basis of creativity, quality and its ability to relate to the theme. You have to submit your entries before August 15, 2021.

This is the opportunity for the amateurs to present their budding skills and talent to the world. Participating in the contest will help you explore qualities within yourself and gain a whole new perspective to happiness. As said, happiness lies within yourself. This contest will help you know yourself better. Also, Barnes and Noble Gift Cards will be given to three best photographs and three honorary mentions. This is an amazing chance to give a kickstart to your photography career.

The Mercer County Library System feels that access to information empowers individuals with knowledge and opportunity. The library is aimed to provide the materials and services that satisfy the educational, informational, recreational, and cultural needs of the diverse community, and strives to enhance a lifelong interest in reading. The MCLS is located in Mercer County, NJ and are comprised of 9 branches across the region.

Brief Description

Refer to the table below for further details:

OrganizationMercer County Library System
Educational LevelN/A
Access modeOnline
Number of Awards6
Application DeadlineAugust 15, 2021
Application feesN/A
RequirementsA photograph

Who is Eligible?

There are no eligibility criteria prescribed. Each and every one is invited to participate in the 2021 Photo contest. Exceptions being, patrons with a valid MCL Card and professional photographers are excluded.

How to Apply?

To participate, follow the mentioned guidelines:

  • The theme of the contest is: Happiness is…
  • Click a photograph which describes your understanding of happiness.
  • Submit your photograph in a jpeg format.
  • Photograph should be in digital format and no more than 1 MB.
  • Only one entry is allowed per person.
  • Send your photograph at with the subject “Amateur Photo Contest”. Please include the following details in the email:
  • Name,
  • Address,
  • Contact Number,
  • Email, and
  • Submission title: In 6 words at maximum, complete the caption: “Happiness is…”


The top three winners and three honorable mentions will get Barnes and Noble Gift card valued as follows:

  • 1st prize: $50
  • 2nd prize: $40
  • 3rd prize: $30
  • Honorable mentions: $20

Application Deadline

The last date to submit your photograph is August 15, 2021. Late applications will not be considered.

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