A City in Transit: Photo Competition



This contest is open to amateur and professional photographers of all ages. Please post your photos on Instagram before July 27th, tag @midstorytoledo, and hashtags #midstorytoledo and #acityintransit, with a caption explaining the story behind the photo.

The theme of the photos/stories we are looking for is “IN TRANSIT”. To be “IN TRANSIT”, meaning in the middle of something. For Toledo, that could mean a city in the middle of rebuilding its identity.

The winners will have their photos exhibited in contemporary print at the gala x expo event (https://www.midstory.org/gala) as well as having their photos and stories featured in a Midstory series. We will have 100+ local companies & organizations participating in the event, and the mayor of Toledo is slated to give the keynote. Awards provided through our sponsors will be given to the winners ranging from gift cards to photography gear.

For more details, please visit our website: www.midstory.org/photo-competition


1. Exhibition with contemporary prints at the gala x expo event together with 100+ local companies & organizations, as well as a speech from Toledo’s mayor.
2. A feature of your photo and story in a Midstory series.
3. Sponsored prizes (gear, gift cards, and more!).


This contest is open to amateur and professional photographers of all ages.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Midstory and its partner organizations may select photos for highlight on its website or display in a publicly-accessible contest archive. Such selections will be made in Midstory’s sole discretion. Midstory and its partner organizations have the right to use all photos for informational and promotional purposes with photographer credit.

Photographers retain copyrights to work submitted to the competition. Limitations apply. Submission will be used expressly for the purposes as outlined above.


Open Theme