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Sat, Aug 12


Polk and Dearborn

South Loop Welcomes the World Photo Contest

August 12th and 13th at the Printer's Row Art Fest. Stop by from 10 am to 5 pm to see the photo submissions and cast your vote for best fit of the 2023 Theme!

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South Loop Welcomes the World Photo Contest
South Loop Welcomes the World Photo Contest

Time & Location

Aug 12, 2023, 10:00 AM – Aug 13, 2023, 5:00 PM

Polk and Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60605, USA

About the event

Photos will be exhibited at the Printer's Row Art Fest. This year's theme is "South Loop Welcomes the World" Start taking or framing your photos now! 

Entry rules: Complete the Photo Show Form (here)

  • Contest is open to all South Loop residents.
  • Up to 5 entries per person.
  • Photo must be taken in the South Loop within the last three years.
  • Entry must be at least 8 by 10 inches, framed in black and ready to hang with a wire across the back.
  • Exhibition information must be attached to back of framed photograph if submitting framed photo.
  • All photographers are responsible for obtaining any necessary model releases. A release may not be necessary for photographs taken in public.
  • Due to space constraints, only the top 50 entries will be exhibited for the opening.
  • Questions? Contact
  • Drop photos off with Dennis McClendon at 899 S Plymouth, call or text 312.772.2460

Photographs framed by the participant must be dropped of by 12 pm (noon) August 11, 2023, address above. 

Email us for more information:

Entry Fee: 

$5 members 

$10 non-members 

$15 professionals 

Link to pay Entry Fee: here

This year we host a "Viewer's Choice" judging contest with a Prize package for the winner.

Judging criteria will include how well the submission fits within the theme of "South Loop Welcomes the World"

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