Carmel Arts and Design District


Entries accepted after October 1st to 11:59am October 16th
**images will be subject to use by the City of Carmel for promotional purposes**

Local photographers are invited to submit their original photographic work for Capture Carmel. Show moments, stories, and images that Capture Carmel. All types of photography are accepted for the contest, as long as it was taken between October 2014 to October 2015. Contest Participants may submit up to 4 original images taken anywhere within Carmel to be considered by a team of Jurors. There is no fee to enter in Capture Carmel. Winners and finalists will have their work shown in a Photography Reception Friday, November 6th at ArtSplash on Main Street. The contest will be judged by professional photographers.

Winning photos will be professionally framed by the Great Frame Up. The winners will also be listed here and on Facebook.

- All Winners and Finalists get a professionally printed and framed print of their work
- Professional $500 Grand Prize for one selected winner
- Amateur $250 Grand Prize for one selected winner
- Youth $50 gift certificates to Roberts Camera for three selected winners



  • 1 Winner, 2 Honorable Mentions
  • A Professional will be considered anyone who generates income as a photographer, exhibited work widely, or has specialized training in photography


  • 1 Winner, 2 Honorable Mentions
  • An Amateur will be considered anyone who is expressing interest in photography who would not be considered a professional or in the youth category. Basically anyone with a camera.


  • 3 Winners
  • Youth Category is for anyone 18 or in high school.

The finalists will be notified by email.

Submission Deadline: Thursday, October 16th at 11:59pm
Announcement of Finalists: Saturday, October 24th
Photography Reception: Friday, November 6th 6-8pm

Please submit an email with a maximum of 4 images to

Photo Release FormsEmail Subject: Capture Carmel Photo Contest 2015
Full Name:
Phone Number:
List of Images submitted/Where photographed in Carmel/type of photography

Each photographer will need to sign the photo releases to be entered into the contest. They can either scan and email them with their submissions or drop them off at ArtSplash Gallery from 12:30 to 5pm Wednesday through Saturday: 111 W Main suite 140.

CLICK HERE to view and print the Photo Release forms.

Submit images as attachment
** ALL WORK SUBMITTED SHOULD BE NAMED AS FOLLOWS: YOURNAME_TITLEOFPHOTO.jpg ** (We might get a lot of files called Tree1.jpg)

Photos attached must by 300 DPI andsized to 11” by 14”

Thanks to the following sponsors:

The Great Frame Up Robert's Carmel, IN ArtSplash Marie Reamer Photography Donatello's CarDon