All visitors to Rivers & Spires 2011 are invited to participate in The Leaf-Chronicle/Rivers & Spires Photo Contest. The contest is a way for all local photographers to show off their images and help capture all the fun and excitement of the annual Rivers & Spires Festival.

A panel of local professionals will judge the contest and prizes will be awarded for First Place, $200; Second Place, $100; and Third Place, $50. Participants must agree that all entries may be displayed in photo galleries on and the photos may be republished by The Leaf-Chronicle and may be used by River & Spires for future promotional materials. The winning photo will be submitted to the International Festival & Events Association for judging in the International Festival Photo Awards Competition.