The Essex Heritage Photo Contest encourages community members of all ages to head outdoors and capture the living landscapes, unique places, and iconic vistas located in their backyard. Each year, photographers of all levels submit stunning images of the Essex Heritage Area for a chance to win prizes including cash, as well as gift cards and complimentary memberships which are generously donated by local businesses and organizations.
Buildings, Blocks, and Neighborhoods
With 34 towns and cities, the built and lived-in environments of the Essex National Heritage Area offer ample opportunity to capture the beauty that exists all around us. Show us the architecture, city centers, downtowns, neighborhoods, streetscapes, and public art that helps define the unique and diverse character of Essex County where we live, work, and play.
Celebrating Our Communities
There is never a dull moment in the Essex National Heritage Area. The people who live in this special place find every reason to get together to celebrate our vibrant communities – and have a lot of fun doing it! Show us your favorite shots from various kinds of events and activities such as festivals, markets, performances, art demonstrations, concerts, dances, sailboat races, fireworks, and more.
The Essex National Heritage Area is fortunate enough to experience the variety of all four seasons. Even if the weather isn’t easy to predict, the change it brings gives us something new to enjoy all year round, from warm sunshine-y days by the ocean, to peaceful snowy walks through quiet streets. Show us the wonders of winter, spring, summer, and fall in Essex County.
Young photographers of all skill levels are invited to submit photographs to the Photo Contest! The theme for this year is Love Where You Live. Send in your best photos of your favorite places in Essex County. These could be local parks, beaches, neighborhoods, farms, historic sites, downtowns, scenic views, and more. Show us what you love most where you live!