Cameras should be flashing all over Evanston this Saturday as part of the city’s celebration of “A Day in the Life of Evanston.”

The city launched the program in the fall of 2011 in hopes of capturing Evanston through the seasons by holding a “photo day” during each season.

Actually, this is the second such day of the summer, as July 4 was inserted in order to catch the picturesque possibilities of the Independence Day holiday.

Photographers of all ages and expertise levels are invited to share their vision of Evanston as seen through the lens of their camera.

“Be it a trip to the farmers’ market or the beach, we want to see your interpretation of what it means to live in Evanston,” the city said in a news release.

As part of the deal, the city intends to share the copyright of the photos with the photographers, so that no one can use the photos without permission.

To be part of the competition, photographers must submit their entries to the city by Aug. 16.

All submitted photos will be posted on the City of Evanston’s website and 32 photos will be selected to be part of the Day in the Life of Evanston, Summer 2013 Edition printed photo book, which will be made available for purchase.

Complete rules of the program, including copyright information, are available on the city’s website, as are photos from previous photo days.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

Join the Conversation


  1. City Photo Contest

    There was a city photo contest in May 2012.  I saw no follow-up on that contest – was there and I just didn't see it? Where are the photos and who won?

    1. Photos are on the city’s website

      According to the city, some 143 photos were submitted in May, and they are all posted on the city's website.

Leave a comment
The goal of our comment policy is to make the comments section a vibrant yet civil space. Treat each other with respect — even the people you disagree with. Whenever possible, provide links to credible documentary evidence to back up your factual claims.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *