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Photo Contest Seeks Classic Winter Scene

Celebrating St. Charles' 185th Anniversary


2019 marks the 185th Anniversary of St. Charles and all year the City of St. Charles is highlighting stories from our rich history, with a special recognition planned in May. As part of the celebration, the City is hosting a photo contest. The winning photo will grace the cover of the 2019 City of St. Charles Christmas card.

Photo Contest Theme

We are looking for an iconic St. Charles winter or holiday scene. Do you have a photo of St. Charles after a fresh snowfall? Did you take a classic photo of St. Charles dressed up for the holidays? Submit your photo and it could be chosen to grace the cover of the City’s Christmas card this year. Full credit will be given to the photographer on the Christmas card and in a press announcement.

185th Anniversary Photography Contest Rules

  1. The contest is open now through March 29, 2019.
  2. Entries submitted must be the original work of the entrant and in digital format.
  3. Submit entries to Each entry should include:
    • A short description of the photograph, including location and date taken
    • Full name and contact information of the photographer
    • If photo releases are necessary, please include those with the entry
  4. Entries will be reviewed by members of the St. Charles Arts Council. The top 5 photos will be displayed on the City of St. Charles website ( and on the City’s social media pages.
  5. One photograph will be chosen for the official 2019 City of St. Charles Christmas card.
  6. Employees of the City of St. Charles and their families are not eligible.

updated May 02, 2019