Celebrate Birmingham’s 150th Anniversary with the Birmingham View Photo Challenge [Details + How to Enter]

Downtown Birmingham
Enjoy these awesome Birmingham views from the Birmingham View Photo Challenge. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

The City of Birmingham is celebrating 150 years of magic by inviting Birminghamians to share their favorite photos of The Magic City during the Birmingham View Photo Challenge. See how you can share your favorite snapshots of Birmingham + win a ton of cool prizes! 

The Birmingham View Photo Challenge

AMOR Street Fair 2019
Here is everything you need to know about Birmingham’s photo challenge! Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

In June 2021, Mayor Randall Woodfin announced several initiatives to celebrate the Magic City’s major milestone. One of those initiatives is The Birmingham View Photo Challenge—a photo contest that allows citizens to share how they view the city.

People of all ages can submit photos taken in Birmingham, in four categories:

  • Events
  • Cityscapes & Landscapes
  • Landmarks
  • People

The contest is free to enter, and the Birmingham Museum of Art will feature the winning photos in the museum October 2021.

Rules, Guidelines and Categories

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What photos are you thinking about entering? Photo via City of Birmingham’s website

The contest is open to professional and amateur photographers of all ages. Participants may submit up to two photos and can win in only two categories.

In addition, participants 17 years and under must submit a signed entry agreement (signed by parent or guardian) with each photo. For your pictures to be eligible, they must meet several requirements:

You can find additional photo rules and guidelines on the City of Birmingham’s website.

Category 1: Events in Birmingham

Fourth of July
Thunder on the Mountain at Vulcan in 2020. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Got some good Fourth of July photos? Submit it. Recently went to Secret Stages? I hope you got some goods photos. This category is for your special event or community celebration memory sakes.

Category 2: Birmingham Landmarks

Alabama and Lyric Theatres
The Lyric and Alabama Theatre’s in downtown Birmingham. Photo via Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Birmingham is full of local artists. They have created murals all around the city—share your favorite and enter it in the contest. Participants can submit Iconic landmarks, as well.

Category 3: Cityscapes & Landscapes

The Birmingham skyline from the 21st Street viaduct. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Does your neighborhood have dope spots like, new businesses, shopping centers and nature trails? Swing by, snap a picture and submit it.

Category 4: People

Rotary Trail
All smiles on Rotary Trail. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

We love to see our fellow Birminghamiams in their natural element and this category should reflect the true energy of our community. Photo examples can include:

  • Children playing
  • Family gatherings
  • Weddings
  • Street scenes
  • And more

ALL ENTRIES must be received by 11:59PM on Sept. 2, 2021.

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Tira Davis
Tira Davis
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