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Capture the Heart of Highland Park Photo Contest

The City of Highland Park is known throughout the North Shore for our spirit, leadership and passion. For the second year, the City seeks to illustrate the character of the community and capture the heart of Highland Park through a community photo contest. The contest is open to all residents and businesses in Highland Park (professional and hobbyist).

 Photos will be accepted in the following categories:

  1. Environmental: Sustainable practices, open spaces, parks & wildlife.
  2. Architectural: Urban design, cityscapes & landmarks.
  3. People Portraits: Residents participating in City sponsored events, organizations & classes.
  4. Community Life: Volunteering, street/nightlife, celebrations, arts & culture.

Participants may submit multiple photos and are not required to select a particular category for submission. Winning photos in each category will be announced in September, and will be featured in the Highlander, on the City website and on the City’s social media. Photographers will be recognized at a City Council Meeting.

 To participate in the contest, please email photos to by August 21. Photos submissions must include a photo release and waiver form available here. For more information, please contact Megan Lauer at 847.926.1042 or