Library seeking shutterbugs

By: Dean Vaglia | Mount Clemens-Clinton-Harrison Journal | Published May 17, 2024


HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Are you handy with a camera and do you have an eye for shooting? The Harrison Township Public Library is looking for you.

The “Home in Harrison” photography contest, running until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, seeks to showcase the best images of life in Harrison Township.

“We’re asking for photos from Harrison Township, anywhere in Harrison Township,” Library Director Melissa Goins said. “Once the photos are received, we will display them in the library in June and then we’ll announce the winners at the summer reading kickoff on June 22.”

Anyone can enter the contest so long as their photos are taken in Harrison Township and are submitted through the library’s website. Library staff will vote on the winners in adult and child/teen photographer classes. While the prizes for winners had not been determined at the time of publication, competitors can expect gift cards to local businesses as their reward for taking the best photo.

“(The staff judges) are focusing on capturing Harrison Township,” said Brittany Ploep, adult librarian and the contest organizer. “We’re going to be focusing on popular locations if they’re identifiable to Harrison Township, but also we still want it to be a piece of art that showcases the skills and the photography of our patrons that come here.”

Inspiration for the contest came from similar events the library held under the prior adult librarian’s watch.

“In the past we’ve had activities that have displayed local art and talent, so we wanted to continue with that,” Ploep said.

For more information about the “Home in Harrison” photo contest, visit The photos will be displayed at the library and patrons are asked to keep their submissions family friendly.