Lansing Photo Contest

2018 Photo Contest Winners

1st Place: Fenner Fox by Michelle Detering

Fenner Fox by Michelle Detering

2nd Place: Moores Park Pool by Miriam Garcia

Moores Park Pool by Miriam Garcia

3rd Place: Moores Park by Lauren Ross

Moores Park by Lauren Ross

Honorable Mention: Doe and Two Fawns by William Blanchard

Doe and Two Fawns by William Blanchard

What is the City of Lansing 2018 Photo Contest?

The City of Lansing 2018 Photo Contest is a city-wide photo contest where participants can submit up to 5 photos that they have taken in Lansing and win prizes. This year’s theme is “Hidden Gems of Lansing” and is meant to celebrate all that is unique, undiscovered, and beautiful in each of the four wards in Lansing. Participants should think creatively about their entries! Photos should be of hidden gems in the city, not major landmarks.

Winning photos will be featured on the newly redesigned Lansing Neighborhoods website and kept on display at the Cedar Street Art Collective through the end of the year. Runner-up photos will be kept on display at the city community centers through the end of the year. Winners will also receive gift card prizes.

How will the Photo Contest work?

Residents interested in participating in the 2018 Photo Contest will have two weeks from July 19th to August 3rd to submit their entry photo at Submissions must identify the location of the photo in Lansing. Photos will then be posted on the City of Lansing’s Facebook page and residents will have one week from August 6th to August 10th to vote for their favorite photos by “liking” the photo. The ten photos receiving the most “likes” will move on to the final voting round—a traveling art gallery in each of the city’s six community centers. The Photo Contest will spend one week at each of the six community centers and residents of Lansing will have four weeks to visit one of the centers to place their vote for top photo. The three photos receiving the most votes will receive gift card prizes in a ceremony with Mayor Andy Schor.

August 13th-17th Gier Community Center

August 20th- 24th Letts Community Center

August 27th-31st Foster Community Center

September 3rd-7th Schmidt Community Center

September 10th-14th Allen Neighborhood Center

September 17th-21st Cristo Rey Community Center


Participants may enter up to five photos taken within Lansing city limits to the 2018 Photo Contest. Anyone age 18 and over may enter the contest, though non-Lansing residents are not eligible to win. Photos should be high resolution, be recent photos, and should not be significantly edited.


1st Place: $150 giftcard prizes
2nd Place: $100 giftcard prizes
3rd Place: $50 giftcard prizes
Honorable Mention: $25 giftcard prizes

​Sponsors & Partners

Thank you so much to our sponsors and partners: The Camera Shop, Rivertown Adventures, Saddleback BBQ, Buffalo Wild Wings, Lansing City Clerk, Parks and Recreation, Allen Neighborhood Center and Cristo Rey Community Center