City of Southfield seeks entries for Photo Prize competition and public art exhibition

The city of Southfield will sponsor the Southfield Photo Prize to showcase the many talented photographers in the area while also creating an exciting public art exhibit that the community can enjoy and participate.

The City is currently seeking qualified entries for the Southfield Photo Prize contest that will run this summer from June through August. Accepted entries will be enlarged and displayed at various locations throughout Southfield for public viewing and voting. The public will be encouraged to visit all the entries and to vote on their favorite installation. Submissions will initially be reviewed by the Total Living Commission that will select the top 20 entries that will be displayed and eligible for public voting. The photograph that receives the most overall votes will be announced at a public exhibition held in September.

Photo finalists will be posted on a special Southfield Photo Prize section of the City’s Web site ( for judging by the public from July 3 – August 18, 2017. The photo that receives the most overall votes will be featured in the City’s 2018 calendar including a photo credit. The other finalists may also be featured in the calendar and other city marketing materials.

Criteria for Submission:
  • Must live, work, worship or attend school in the City of Southfield;
  • Original digital color photograph of Southfield landmark or other subject matter shot within the City of Southfield borders within the last calendar year in any season;
  • Photograph must be high resolution: at least 300 DPI (Dots Per Inch) and submitted in JPEG, TIFF or PDF file format under 5 MB (Megabytes) in size (which can be achieved with most cameras and phones);
  • All entries become the property of the City of Southfield with exclusive right to use in marketing and other materials – expressly the City’s 2018 calendar;
  • May submit up to three (3) total shots for consideration per person; and
  • Submissions must be e-mailed as an attachment to by Friday, May 12, 2017. Submissions may also be mailed on a CD to: Southfield Community Relations Department, 26000 Evergreen Road, P.O. Box 2055, Southfield, MI 48037-2055.
  • Submissions that do not meet above criteria will not be eligible for the competition.

For more information, call Community Relations at (248) 796-5130 or e-mail Program Chair Kyra Harris at

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