Photography Contest

X-REC (formerly BRACA) and its Tree Committee is holding a Winter Tree Amateur Photography Contest in 2023. Amateur photographers are asked to aim to capture any unique aspect of a tree and should consider the bark, structure, etc. Photographs that meet the contest requirements will be submitted to a panel of judges to determine the winner. The winning photograph will be featured in the Xenia Daily Gazette, will be on display in the lobby of the City of Xenia Administration Building, and will be showcased on the City’s social media, government channel, and this website. The first place winner will receive a framed print of the photograph along with a $25 Kroger gift card.

Rules & Regulations

Digital photographs may be submitted electronically by emailing City Clerk Michelle Johnson. Entries are due by Wednesday, March 1, 2023. A photo release form is required for each photo entry that includes the photographer’s name, daytime telephone number, and location of tree within the city limits of Xenia. One photograph per email entry is required but each photographer can submit up to five photographs.

Only amateur photographers are permitted to enter with photographs taken between January 1 and March 1, 2023. Photographs will be judged based on clarity of photograph, composition of photograph, emotional impact of image, and quality of subject.

View/download/print the complete rules (PDF) and regulations. View/download/print the photo release form (PDF)

Helpful Resources

For more information, call the City of Xenia at 937-376-7235.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Photography Contest!