2016 Photo Contest with BayouLife

By Jerrica B.

“A picture is worth a thousand words, but the memories are priceless.”

We all see things differently. I think it’s beautiful that we all have different experiences that lead to unique perspectives. Our stories are like fingerprints; not one is the same. And we all have a story to share. In this year’s photo contest, we want you to share your perspective. And bonus! Your photo just might end up on the cover of BayouLife Magazine.

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2015 Best of Show: 4th of July Fireworks by Jeremy Thornhill

This year’s theme reflects the uniqueness we all have. The theme is “From Where I Stand.” We want to see your perspective of Ouachita Parish. Whether you are sitting by the bayou or hanging out with your friends on Antique Alley, we want to see what you see. Submitted images could include your favorite restaurant or menu item, favorite local shop, art gallery, architecture, event, or anything that describes life in Monroe-West Monroe.

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2015 Adult Division 1st Place Winner: Chilling at Landry Vineyard by Mike Roberts

Will there be prizes? Of course! First, Second, and Third Prizes will be awarded. Winners will be announced at a special Tourism Industry Luncheon featuring Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser on May 5. The awards are:

Best of Show: will be featured on the July cover of BayouLife Magazine and receive a cash award of $200.00.

Adult Division:
First Place – $150.00
Second Place – $125.00
Third Place – $100.00

Student Division:
First Place – $125.00
Second Place – $100.00
Third Place – $75.00

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2015 Student Division 1st Place Winner: Bridge by Sachel Leary

The MWMCVB has already started accepting submissions as of March 1. The deadline to enter is April 18 at 5:00 p.m. Submit your photos in digital format, along with the registration form, to jbennett@monroe-westmonroe.org. Photos have to be taken within the past two years and in Ouachita Parish to be eligible. Images that include people must be accompanied by a signed Model Release Form that is included in the Registration Packet.

We can’t wait to see your photos! Submit as many as you like, and your picture just might end up on the cover of BayouLife Magazine. Best of luck to all who participate!

To fill out a registration form, click here.

For further details or to determine if your photo(s) are eligible, contact Jerrica Bennett at jbennett@monroe-westmonroe.org or (318) 387-5691.

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