City Launches Website Photography Contest

The City of Wheeling is launching a photography contest in line with the development of its municipal website. The contest is open to the public and offers the opportunity to be featured on the new website, which is slated for Fall 2017 completion.

Outdoor photos are preferred, with suggested photography subjects including city landscapes, architecture, events, and aerial shots. Historic or vintage photos will also be accepted, as long as they meet the minimum resolution requirements noted below.

Official contest photos should be uploaded to a file-sharing site (e.g. DropBox, Google Drive, personal/professional website gallery). A link to the photos must be submitted via email to by Friday, September 8, 2017.

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Contest entrants are encouraged to share their work on social media using the hashtag #PictureWheeling.


  • All submitted photos should be a minimum of 2000 pixels wide by 1500 pixels tall.Photographers should consider that website text or menus may overlay the photo.
  • Photos can be edited to correct color and lighting but may NOT be shot with HDR.
  • An individual can submit up to 10 photos for the contest.Following the September 8 deadline, City staff will review the entries and announce the winners in mid-September. Selected photographers will sign a release for their work to be exhibited on the City website. The City will include a photo credit line for each winning image on the website.