The City of Dayton is excited to announce its Annual 2021 Community Photo Contest to inspire individuals to explore and highlight the City of Dayton through their creativity and talent. Everyone is encouraged to participate including residents and businesses. The community will be voting on the top 3 photos and prizes from local businesses will be awarded to the winner of each category. Contestants may enter up to 5 photos per category.  To enter, photos must be submitted electronically by email to with a signed release form by December 10, 2021.  Photos will be released in multiple forms of publications within the City and will be displayed at City Hall. Photos will be evaluated based on creativity, quality and composition in each category. Portrait categories include the following:

• Wildlife & Nature – viewing landscapes, plants, animals, weather, lakes, parks & trails
• Life in Dayton – celebrating the community through recreation, events, arts, culture, sports and unique sites
• Dayton through the Seasons – exploring the beauty of our City throughout each distinct season.

Rules Form 2021
Photo Release Form