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Norwalk Library Having 'The Way We Read' Photo Contest

The Norwalk Public Library is seeking photos for its "The Way We Read" contest. Photo Credit: contributed
The Norwalk Public Library is seeking photos for its "The Way We Read" contest. Photo Credit: contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk Public Library wants to celebrate how the public reads in Norwalk, with its photos and selfies. The entry deadline is March 9 -- and the winning photos will be displayed during National Library Week, in April.

The library is encouraging patrons to "be creative and send us that one picture that may be worth a thousand words." You can enter onthe library's Facebook page from March 1 until 9 p.m. on March 21.

You can enter one photo in each of the four categories described below. A panel of judges will select two semi-finalists from each category, and the public will vote online for the winners.

Winners will receive $50 Amazon gift cards at a special National Library Week program, and their photos will be displayed in a gallery on the library website, Facebook page and on the monitors at both the Main and SoNo branch libraries.

Here are the four categories:

  • pets: reading with furry friends and wild creatures
  • teens/children: kids being read to, in groups or reading on their own
  • Norwalk landscapes: reading at a special Norwalk spot
  • technology transforms: how technology has changed the way you read

To enter, upload your photo and complete the contest entry form here.

In order to enter the contest, you must be at least 13 years old and must only submit your own work. If you're under 18, a parent must complete this release form. Only enter one photo per category, and all photos are subject to verification and may be used by Norwalk Public Library for promotional purposes.

The panel of judges who will select the eight semi-finalists includes Lillie Fortino, NHA art coordinator, and Erik Trautman, photographer for The Norwalk Hour. Public voting will be from March 27 to 9 p.m on March 30.

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