This year is the 61st anniversary of our town’s end-of-summer festivities. Englewood has always been a beach community which is why this year's theme is "Beach Party - Englewood Style". Choose from your own photos and submit your best shots that show why you think Englewood is the most beautiful place for a Beach Party.
It is easy to submit an entry: just click on the "Submit your photo Here!" button above. Instructions for filling out the release form and uploading your digital photos make it easy for anyone to submit their entry. Each week’s submissions will be displayed here on this website and a panel of local judges will choose a weekly finalist. After the six week contest is closed for new entries, the judges will select an additional four finalists, so even if you are not chosen as a weekly winner, your photo is still in the running to become one of the ten finalists.
When the contest closes on Friday August 25th, the ten finalists will go on public display for a week at the Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay at 452 W. Dearborn Street. The public can then vote for their favorite and help pick the winners of the contest. On Saturday, September 3rd the voting exhibit will be moved to Pioneer Park, for the Pioneer Days Shipwreck Dance. Then, everyone will have one last chance to vote for their favorite at the festival at Pioneer Park on Dearborn Street on Sunday and again at the festival after the big Labor Day Parade.
All Entries So Far
2017 Englewood Pioneer Days
This year's contest has now closed to new entries. Thank you to all of the talented photographers who entered our contest this year. The 11 Finalists are now on display at the Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay and will remain there until this Saturday, when they are moved to Pioneer Plaza in time for the Shipwreck Dance. Please choose your favorite and vote to help choose the winner of this year's contest.
This year's FINALISTS