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June 28, 2021
Annual Teen Photography Contest now open

2021 theme is the COVID-19 pandemic through your eyes

Oxford County Library is calling all young photographers to help document the experiences of teens in Oxford County during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, the 6th annual Teen Photography Contest is in partnership with Oxford County Archives and features a single category: the COVID-19 pandemic through your eyes.

The Teen Photography Contest is open to anyone with a valid Oxford County Library cardage12-18.

Participants can submit up to four photos from any point during the pandemic. Brief explanations or stories of photos are encouraged, but not required. Submissions will be accepted until August 15, 2021. The photos will be posted online to be voted on by the public. 

Cash prizes have been generouslydonated by the Ingersoll Public Library Advisory Committee and Thamesford Public Library Advisory Committee.

The teen photography contest started in 2016 at the Tillsonburg Public Library and was sponsored by the Friends of the Tillsonburg Library. The contest has since grown and now runs throughout the summer as part of the Oxford County Library Summer Reading Club program.

For more details and full contest rules, visit


Meagan Brennan, Teen Librarian, Oxford County Library

“We are excited to partner with Oxford County Archives to collect your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic to document for future generations. These photos will become a part of our history here in Oxford County.”

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Oxford County Library is a County of Oxford service that offers free lending of books, DVDs and other materials; access to online catalogues and databases; genealogy support; children’s programming; job search resources and information about government services; and computer access. Branches are located in Brownsville, Burgessville, Embro, Harrington, Ingersoll, Innerkip, Mount Elgin, Norwich, Otterville, Plattsville, Princeton, Tavistock, Thamesford and Tillsonburg. Oxford County Library is currently operating under COVID-19 guidelines: for information and updates, please visit

About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 123,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” As a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero waste community and working towards zero poverty. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that is driving innovation in sustainable industries and diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit or follow our social media sites at Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at

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