YMCA Photo Contest


Win $100 and have your photo featured at the YMCA!

The YMCA is hosting its first ever community photo contest! This contest is based around the YMCA’s three areas of focus, Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. All submissions will need to be based on one (or more!) of these areas of focus! So whether you’re representing healthy living with some sports themed photos, or youth development with smiling faces of your kids, we want to see your creative side!

You don’t have to be a pro to participate!

We know not everyone is a professional photographer, but we know everyone knows their way around their phone camera, which is why we’re accepting all skill levels of photos!

Submission Deadline is July 15th

Submit up to three photos!



  • 1st place: The winner of the contest will receive a $100 and have their photo framed and featured in the YMCA!
  • 2nd place: The runner up will win a Fujifilm InstaMax Polaroid Camera and have their photo framed and featured in the YMCA!
  • 3rd place: The third place winner will receive a free one-month membership at the YMCA and have their photo framed and featured in the YMCA!


What kind of photos do I submit?

All photos need to be themed around one of the YMCA's areas of focus, so be creative and show us what you got!

Youth Development: Show us some kiddo's smiles, youth being active, developing their minds, encouraging some healthy habits, camping, playing outside, or anything else you can think of that describes youth development!

Healthy Living: Let's see some healthy habits! Healthy habits don't necessarily mean working out! Do you like biking, playing sports, going on walks, playing in the park? What do YOU think of when you think of "Healthy Living"?

Social Responsibility: Maybe you want to showcase the community, helping others, or making a difference! Be creative and show us "social responsibility" through YOUR eyes!

Remember, we want to see what the YMCA's areas of focus look like through YOUR eyes! So be creative, get inspired, and help us showcase some beautiful artwork throughout the Hastings YMCA!



  • Please do not upload photos with watermarks
  • Must be 18 years or older to submit photos