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Riverton seeks residents’ help in capturing city life through photo contest

Jun 18, 2018 01:10PM ● By Mariden Williams

Entered photos have a chance to be featured in Riverton’s future communications and marketing materials. (Riverton City Communications)

By Mariden Williams | [email protected]

Riverton City officials have launched the “Best of Riverton Photo Contest” with the goal of having residents capture  the very best the city has to offer through photography.

The contest, which runs through Aug. 3, is divided into three categories: Live, Work/Service and Play. Photos from the contest will be used to tell Riverton’s story in the city’s future marketing and communications efforts.

“You don’t have to be a professional photographer to participate,” said Casey Saxton, director of communications. “We want to capture what life is like in Riverton, whether you take photos with a professional camera, drone or phone. Our hope is that folks will get out into the community and take and submit photos of all things Riverton.”

Suggested photo subjects include aerial fireworks, city landscapes, public buildings, pets, backyard barbecues, sports, community events, volunteer projects, employment and crafts fairs, and more.

The contest is open to everybody, both residents and non-residents, and each individual can submit up to 10 photos. Photos also don’t need to have been taken during the contest dates—so if you took a great picture at the Town Days three years ago, you can still submit it to the contest without any worries.

This isn’t the first time Riverton officials have invited residents to contribute to city branding in the form of a contest. The city’s new logo was also designed by a resident, as part of a contest hosted just this last April.

“Citizen involvement is a priority for the city,” said Councilwoman Tricia Tingey in an official city press release. “We want residents to be able to have a hand in telling Riverton’s story by participating in the photo contest.”

One overall winning photograph will be selected from all the submissions, as well as a winner from each of the three categories. The across-the-board winner will receive a $300 cash award, and category winners will each receive a $100 award. The winners will be recognized at a city council meeting, and the winning photos will be hung, with attribution, in City Hall and posted on the city’s social media accounts. 

Entry details, as well as contest rules and conditions, can be found at