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Fourth of July Celebration

Photography Contest

Entry deadline: tuesday, may 16,2023

Freedom Focus
Wavy Sunset at the Lobster Pot
Covid Commencement

Entry Details

  1. The contest is open to all Bristol residents with the exception of 4th of July Committee members and professional photographers.

  2. Each entry must be an unmounted 8” x 10” print.

  3. Each entry must have your name, address, telephone number, title and category on an index card or

    entry label taped to the back of the photo. Also add as much information as possible regarding how

    the photo was created (Camera, lens or software used).

  4. Entries must be taken either conventionally or digitally and printed on photo paper.

  5. Photographs may be black & white, sepia or color.

  6. Each contestant may enter a maximum of 1 photograph in each of the 6 categories.

  7. Photographs need not relate to the 4th of July.

  8. Entries must be dropped off at Rogers Free Library by closing, Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

  9. Failure to comply with the above 8 items will result in disqualification.

  10. The contest will be judged by professional photographers.

  11. At the discretion of the judges an entry may be moved to an alternate category.

  12. Winners will be notified by telephone no later than Saturday, May 27, 2023.

  13. Ribbons will be awarded for First, Second and Third place in each category. One Best of Show ribbon

    will also be awarded. The overall Best of Show winner will also be invited to ride in the Bristol 4th of

    July parade with his/her photograph displayed on the side of the car.

  14. The winning photographs will be displayed at Rogers Free Library from early June of 2022 through late August, 2023. Selected non-winning entries will also be displayed.

  15. Winning entries will become the property of the Bristol Fourth of July Committee,
    and may be used in 
    Bristol 4th of July promotional materials.

  16. Non-winning entries may be picked up at Rogers Free Library when all displays have been dismantled.

  17. Please contact Frank Fales at 253-5486 with any questions.


Contest Categories: Bristol (i.e. landmarks, architecture, artifacts, nautical), Creative (i.e. black & white, sepia, colorized, etc.,) Celebrations, Nature, Patriotic, and People


For all inquiries email:

Frank Fales

Lisa Ridder

Contact Us

Bristol 4th of July Committee

Chairperson: Chuck MacDonough

General Inquirues


Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 561

Bristol, RI 02809

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