Hosted by the Gilsum Recreation Committee

The Gilsum Recreation Committee will be holding a virtual photography contest to highlight scenes from what we individually and as a community are experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic. All Gilsum residents and Gilsum STEAM Academy students are welcome to make photography submissions, no professional camera needed! In addition to the top winners receiving fun prizes from local businesses, the winning photographs will be featured on the website, highlighted in the “Gilsum Bridge” publication, and will be archived with the Gilsum Historical Society! Be a part of Gilsum history!

Photo Submission Categories:

  • Pandemic Portraits (this can include animals and people)
  • Life in Lockdown
  • Separate but Together

Photo Requirements:

Photos should be recent, appropriate, and reflective of your experience during Covid-19 and/or safe quarantine activities. Photos don’t have to be a certain size or taken on a specific camera! Phone pictures, polaroids, disposables, expensive camera shots… they all count! Feel free to be creative and humorous.

Winning Age Group Categories:

(Each photo submission category will have 3 winners, 1 from each age group, who will all receive a fun prize and winners’ certificate!)

  • Adult age group (18+)
  • Teen age group (13-18)
  • Youth/Gilsum Steam Academy student (under 13)

Submission Deadline and Details:

The deadline to submit your Quaren-scenes photo(s) is November 18th, 2020. Winners will be announced by the Recreation Committee on November 20th, 2020 and we will call or email you if your photo wins your age group! You can send in your photos by email to Damaris at, please include the following in your email:

  • Name
  • Age or age group
  • Mailing address
  • Best contact number
  • Photo and title of your photo (add a brief description if you would like!)
  • Which photo category it falls under