'My Blue Springs' Photo Contest

Now seeking entries for the annual “My Blue Springs Photo Contest”

The City of Blue Springs is hosting the eleventh annual ‘My Blue Springs’ Photo Contest and we’d love to see photos depicting what you love about the City of Blue Springs.  

There will be one winner in each age category and one overall winner. Photos will be judged by a panel of City of Blue Springs employees.  Winners will be published in the 2021-22 winter edition of The Blue Springs Magazine and could possibly be featured on the City’s website and social media.  


STUDENT (UNDER 18): This category is for students under the age of 18 to showcase their best photography using Blue Springs as the subject. Photos can include cityscapes, wildlife, events, parks and community life here in Blue Springs. 

BLUE SPRINGS PARK LIFE (ANY AGE): This category is to showcase the best photos taken within a City of Blue Springs Park or at a City of Blue Springs Parks and Recreation event. All ages.

PEOPLE OF BLUE SPRINGS (ANY AGE): We want to see what makes the community so special – it’s people. Submit photos of your kids, your neighbor or your classmates enjoying their favorite Blue Springs pastimes and locations. All ages. 

MY BLUE SPRINGS (18 AND OVER): This general category is for any photo submitted that is taken within the Blue Springs City limits by an adult 18 or over. Photos can include cityscapes, wildlife, events, parks and community life here in Blue Springs.


·       This contest is for Blue Springs residents only.

·       All photos must have been taken inside Blue Springs city limits.

·       Limited to 5 entries per person.

·       Each entry must include the category entered and contestent contact information.

·       All photos must be original work of the contestant and never been the subject of a copyright.

·       Photos of people must include written consent of subject or of subject’s guardian. 

·       Digital Photos: jpg files at least 300 dpi at 5” x 7.”   

·       Standard Prints: must be at least 5” x 7.”   Prints can be dropped off at City Hall, 903 W. Main Street or mailed to Photo Contest, 903 W. Main Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015. Photos will not be returned.

·       All photos submitted shall become the property of the City of Blue Springs upon submission and may be used in future publications.

The contest entry deadline is Oct. 31, 2021. Email entries to photos@bluespringsgov.com. For questions, contact photos@bluespringsgov.com or 816-655-0497.

Congratulations to the winners of our eighth annual 'My Blue Springs' Photo Contest! You can view their work below. A big thank you to every person who entered. Click here to view all of this year's entries.
Elaine Jones_Burr Oaks Snow_My Blue Springs

Elaine Jones, 2019 Best in Show

Chris Heir_floating lake rememberance_People of Blue Springs

Chris Heir, 2019 People of Blue Springs Category Winner

Denny Craft_Burr Oaks_Park Life

Denny Craft, 2019 Park Category Winner

Etain Tom_Fall Fun Fest_Student Category

Etain Tom, 2019 Student Category Winner