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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sesquicentennial Photo Contest Announced

Fort Thomas will turn 150 next year and there are big plans for an exciting celebration.  Here is one that you might want to participate in - a photo contest. The theme of the contest is the Spirit of Fort Thomas and photographers are encouraged to capture that spirit in a photograph. Entries will be displayed in a show in the Mess Hall during the week of the sesquicentennial celebration.

The contest coordinator, Nancy Schneider, says a photograph stops a moment in time … which tells a story. And this contest is a great way to document these moments for future celebrations. My goal for the photo contest is for people of all ages to get out and walk around the town and show off all of her beauty. This town means a lot of different things to people and I want that vision displayed in a photograph.

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In addition to a Grand Prize winner there are three age categories and each category offers cash prizes.

Nancy Schneider says, The citizens of Fort Thomas are very proud of the community that we live in. Generations of people chose to live here and raise their families here. We have excellent schools, parks, churches organizations & business. But the best thing about this town is the people. We really just want to celebrate our city's 150th birthday and her citizens by showing it all off in a photograph.  You should see the flyers around town soon. 

If you or your business would like to sponsor this wonderful contest, please contact Nancy Schneider at

Here are the official rules for the contest.


The contest will end 11:59 p.m. EST on June 18, 2017. Entries may be submitted from June 1, 2017 thru June 18, 2017. Entries will not be eligible after June 18, 2017.


We encourage you to take pictures throughout the year, however the image that you enter must be submitted at the appropriate dates.  All images must be submitted personally to the Fort Thomas City Building (Debbie Buckley) 130 N. Ft. Thomas Ave. They City Building is open from 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.  Sponsor reserves the right to reject any additional entries that do not comply with these rules. By entering the contest you indicate your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules which are official and binding.


The goal is to capture the Spirit of our city in photos.  We want to see the beauty of Fort Thomas through your eyes. Is it the Architecture? Nature? People? History? Capture those moments and express the Spirit of Fort Thomas.

To ensure eligibility for the contest, please submit your 8x10 photograph in a matted format.

Entries should include caption information:
     Title of your photo


We want to encourage many age groups to enter the contest. The committee has decided to break the contestants into 3 groups:
*Youth (5-12)                         *Teens (13-19)                   *Adults (20—-)


Photos will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, artistic merit. Judging will be conducted by a panel of artist and committee members.

Prizes will be awarded for each group.

We want to thank you in advance for your time and commitment to showing off the beauty and charm of our wonderful city. Be creative and have fun!

Any questions concerning the contest email Nancy Schneider at

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