Bronze Statue of a Frog by the Children's Room at the Main Library

Photo Contest - lots of photos needed!

Posted on August 30, 2016 at 11:45 AM

The Wells County Bicentennial Committee is sponsoring a Photo Contest to try to collect a snapshot view of life in Wells County in 2016 to help preserve a small piece of history for the future.

You don’t need to be a professional photographer to participate, in fact, the more diverse the photos the better! The committee is just seeking modern photos taken of people or places in Wells County during 2016. Just snap a photo of a person, a unique place in Wells County, candid shots at an event, or really anything you want that represents life in 2016 in Indiana. Or you can use an existing photo that you have taken anytime during 2016. You just have to be the photographer, make sure you have permission to take the photo, and it has to be taken somewhere in Wells County. Bluffton Street Fair photos are definitely recommended, as are candid shots taken throughout the county.

All photos need to be submitted to Emily Marshall at the Wells County Public Library by Friday, September 30th. You can send the high resolution image as an attachment to emarshall(at) or drop off an 8x10 photo at the Wells County Public Library (200 W. Washington St, Bluffton). Include your name, phone number, where the photo was taken, and a brief description of the photo. If it's easier you can use this form.

Then make sure to stop by the gallery in the Art’s, Commerce & Visitors Centre building in October or the Wells County Public Library in November to vote on your favorites among the Top 100 photos displayed. Photos will also be shared on Instagram and Facebook at Wells County Snap Shots.

Prizes of Chamber Bucks will be awarded to the top winners in each category, including:

  • Candid shots 
  • Portraits/staged photos 
  • Event photos 
  • Nature/Landscapes/Buildings 
  • People’s Choice 

Prizes have generously been donated by the Friends of the Wells County Public Library and the contest is also sponsored by the Creative Arts Council of Wells County, Wells County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, and the Wells County Public Library.

Photos will be judged by area experts and the Creative Arts Council’s Camera Club.

After the contest photos will be put into a book that’s put in permanent collection at the library and also in a time capsule. Other items can be voted on for the time capsule during the month of September at the library.

For more information call the library at 260-824-1612 or get a form.

Category: News


Written by Emily Marshall

Hey everyone! I’m Emily Marshall. As the Community Relations Manager for WCPL, I’m usually sitting in front of my computer creating posters in Photoshop, planning library programs, or teaching computer classes. In my spare time, I enjoy reading teen books, watching way too much TV, traveling, playing board games, and trying to convince people that cheesy Hallmark Channel and ABC Family original movies aren't “that bad.” I also love messages, so feel free to email me at emarshall(at)

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