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Teen Tech Week Photography Contest

March 5 @ 9:00 AM - March 8 @ 8:00 PM

Teens, grab that amazing photo you took! This year for Teen Tech Week, the Teen Room is sponsoring a photography contest with prizes! First place will receive a $20 gift certificate, second a $10, and third a $5. Judges include Chrissy Deming ( and Jen McGee ( Start taking photos today!

Who can enter?  Students in grades 6-12.  You must live in DeKalb to enter.

When can I enter? Submit your photo between 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 5 and 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 8.

Any restrictions on what kind of picture? No. The photo can be of nature, people, whatever—as long as it’s appropriate! The only restriction is you MUST have taken the photo yourself.  Photos can only be submitted by the photographer.

How do I enter?  You can submit by either dropping off a photo in the Teen Room or emailing Susan at  If you’re dropping off a photo, we suggest it be about 8″ x 10″. If we’re printing the photo, we’ll print it at that size on a color printer.  Also, all photos must be submitted with a contest entry sheet.

Can I submit more than one photo?  Yes, you can submit up to 3.

When are the winners announced? Winners will be announced on Friday, March 9 at 3:30 p.m.

What kind of gift cards are the prizes? You can choose from either The Confectionary, McDonalds, Target, or Amazon. Because there are options, winners will be announced on March 9 but prizes may not be ready for pickup until Wednesday, March 14.

Will I get my photo back? No. All photos will be on display for several weeks.

This FREE contest is intended for grades 6-12 and is sponsored by The Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Susan at or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.


March 5 @ 9:00 AM
March 8 @ 8:00 PM
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