“Spark a Reaction” Teen Photography Contest

Spark Burst Slogan 2Entry for this contest is now closed.
Winners will be announced in mid-August!

Spark your creativity through photography. Submit your best photo by July 25 in one of three categories for your chance to win a Barnes & Noble gift card:

  • Portrait: A photograph of a person or group of people observed in their natural environment.
  • Nature: A photograph that includes animals, plants, landscapes or panoramic views.
  • Artistic Showcase: A creative photograph that may not fit in the other two categories.

Contest Deadline:

Entries will be accepted through midnight on Friday, July 25, 2014.


  • The contest is open to participants between 12 and 18 years old.
  • Participants must reside in either Boone or Callaway County, Missouri.

Contest Rules:

  • Photos must fit into one of three categories: Portrait, Nature, or Artistic Showcase.
  • Photo must be an original taken by the applicant.
  • Photos may be captured with a digital or non-digital camera.
  • Photos may be digitally enhanced.
  • Entry limit is 1 photo per person.

Submission Guidelines:

All contest participants must complete the online entry form. Once the entry form has been submitted, participants must email their photos as an attachment to teen@dbrl.org. Photos must be captured in high resolution (1MB or higher) and must be received by midnight on Friday, July 25, 2014.

Questions? You may contact a librarian for answers at teen@dbrl.org or (573) 443-3161.

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