Art and Photo Contest Winners

To celebrate Maine’s 200th birthday, we held a “Maine Through Our Eyes” art and photography contest. This contest gave participants an opportunity to show various aspects of Maine life through their art and photography. We purposely chose an open-ended theme so participants had the freedom to create unique and personal entries. We recognized winners in 4 different age groups - under 7,  8-12, teen, and adult. Below are our contest winners, as well as a gallery of all of the submissions. 

Winner - Parker C.
7 and under

“I like to play in the water and I enjoy nature.  This is my Maine.”

Winners - Maya and Ava S.
8-12

 “Maybe you will go for an adventurous paddle, see the sunset and listen to the loons calling softly.  This is a magical moment in Maine!  For us, this is what we love about Maine the most.”
 

Winner - Grace V. 
Teen
Photo taken in New Harbor, ME

“This picture depicts the rocky coast of Maine with the wonderful, cool ocean in the background.  This picture truly shows the great wonders and beauty of our state, the state of Maine. I love a nice sunset over the waters during the summertime.”
 

Winner - Keith G. 
Adult
Photo taken at Portland Head Lighthouse

“This lighthouse shows what Maine is all about to me. Imagine the rocky Maine coast and the smell and sounds of the ocean when you see this beautiful sight.”

The winning entries have been turned into note cards. Note cards are available at the library for a donation of any amount. You can make your own set or just pick out your favorite!

Gallery of Submissions

We could only choose one winner per age group, but we had so many fantastic entries for this year's contest! Check out all the beautiful submissions we received. Thank you to everyone who participated!