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We are Gathering Photos of our Community

Join the Fun!

The Rush Historical Society & Rush Public Library are looking to add to the photographic history of our beautiful town. We are asking everyone, regardless of their photography skills or age, to take photos of their lives, at community events that happen in Rush, and at different locations around town.

All photos submitted will be added to the Historical Society’s photo collection with identifying information including the photographer’s name.

We will post and display all images each season and ask residents to vote on their favorites. Voting will take place in-person at the Rush Library and online at the Rush Historical Society's Facebook Page.

The winners will be notified by email or phone, and their photographs will be made into a 2025 Seasons of Rush Calendar available for sale beginning in the fall of 2024. Winning photographers will all receive a copy of the calendar.

Community Events to Consider Photographing:

  • Rush Fireman's Parade (August 11)

  • Rush Carnival (August 10-12, 2023) Local barns & farming scenes

  • Memorial Day & July 4th celebrations

  • Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • GazeboFest Concerts

  • Honeoye Creek & Falls

  • Town Parks

  • Lehigh Valley Trail

  • Your backyard!

  • Contest is open to everyone, of any age!

  • Photos must be taken in Rush, and can be taken with any kind of camera.

  • If using a smart phone, please hold it horizontally (landscape) to take the photo.

  • Photos can be submitted each season. See below for submission period dates.

  • Photos must be submitted as an 8x10 print.

  • All photos will be added to the Rush Historical Society's photo collection.

  • Photos will be displayed for community voting: in person at the Rush Public Library, and online on Rush Historical Society's Facebook Page.

  • The top-voted photos will be used to create the 2025 Seasons of Rush Calendar and Library bookmarks. Images may be used in future fundraisers.

  • Winners of the photo contest will each receive a calendar.

Please submit new photos taken during the following time periods:

Seasonal Submission Periods:

  • SUMMER: June 21-September 22, 2023. SUBMITTED BY SEPTEMBER 29th. (Voting through Oct. 31st.)

  • FALL: September 23-December 20, 2023. SUBMITTED BY DECEMBER 27th.(Voting through January 31st.)

  • WINTER: December 21-March 18, 2024. SUBMITTED BY MARCH 25th. (Voting through April 30th.)

  • SPRING: March 19-June 20, 2024. SUBMITTED BY JUNE 27th. (Voting through July 31st.)

Submitting Images:

  • Images must be printed to 8x10 inches for display and in-person voting.

  • Images will be scanned and uploaded to Facebook for online voting.

  • Prints can be dropped off at the Rush Public Library during business hours.

  • Attach a submission form with each photo you submit.

  • Attach a Photo Release Form for each photo that includes people who are recognizable.

Contest Rules, Photo Release Form and Submission Form can be downloaded here and are available at the Rush Library.

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