Photography Contest Accepting Entries March 13-17

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Parks Department seeks entries for photography contest

The City of Tyler Parks and Recreation Department is seeking entries for the twelfth annual Life in Tyler photography contest. Entries will be accepted from March 13 to 17 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Photos will be exhibited at the Rose Garden Center during the 2017 Azalea Trails, March 24 through April 9.

Ribbons and prizes will be awarded for the “Best of Show” entry as well as first, second and third place for each category.  Photo categories include:

  • Family and Friends Enjoying a Recreational Event
  • Wildlife in a Tyler Park
  • Family Time
  • Historic Tyler
  • Outdoor Events in Tyler
  • Abstract Tyler
  • Macro Tyler
  • Birds in Tyler
  • Flora and Fauna in Tyler

Entry classifications are available for both amateur and professional photographers as well as separate age categories for adults and youth.  Each matted entry must be either 5”x7” or 8”x10” with the single, flat matte no larger than 11”x14.”

Registration forms are available online at by clicking on the blue “Events & Programs” tab or at the Parks and Recreation office at 2000 W. Front St.