Bright Night Photo Contest – 4/16/2009

Press release from the Downtown Improvement District:

The Downtown Improvement District (DID) would like to announce “Bright Night”, an event concurrent with the opening night of the TinCaps / Parkview Field on April 16th, 2009. Downtown businesses and property owners have been asked to keep their lights on to allow visitors to see, literally and figuratively, downtown Fort Wayne in a new light.

“Bright Night” commemorates not only the first game at the new Parkview Field but recalls the first major league game (played in Fort Wayne by the Kekiongas in 1871) and the first recorded night game (played by the Kekiongas in 1883).

In anticipation of this new visual experience, the DID is also hosting a Bright Night Photo Contest, open to all local photographers (amateur and professional), to capture the best images of our downtown and all of its great architecture, nightlife, and energy. In the words of DID President Rich Davis, this is “…a time to come together, to celebrate Fort Wayne’s baseball legacy, and to re-imagine our city as it should be.”

Please join us on April 16th to experience Fort Wayne’s downtown in a whole new way with “Bright Night” and the TinCaps at Parkview Field.


Prospectus Downtown Improvement District Photgraphy Contest:

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 24th

Eligibility: All interested local photographers (professional and amateur), submitted photos must be taken on “Bright Night”, April 16th, 2009.

Contact: 260-420-3266



Entry Procedure: photographs must be emailed to The only accepted format is JPEG, and your entry should not exceed 1000×1600 dpi or 3 megabytes per electronic file. Please include the images as attachments. All contact information should be included with your submission. Rename your entry as your first and last name. One entry per photographer.

Agreement: All photographs received by the Downtown Improvement District (DID) will become the property of the DID, and may be reproduced and used for marketing purposes (web, print, etc.).

The Downtown Improvement District is hosting a contest for local photographers to capture the beauty of downtown Fort Wayne during a very exciting and unique night, April 16th, which is opening night for the TinCaps at Parkview Field and to celebrate, the DID has dubbed the evening “Bright Night”. The DID is asking businesses to keep all of their lights on in an effort to literally and figuratively let visitors see downtown in a new light.

We are also asking all of Fort Wayne and Allen County’s creative talents to join us on Bright Night to photograph not only the stadium, but all of downtown’s rich architectural beauty, night life, and atmosphere. As an incentive, there will be a range of cash prizes.

  • 1st prize: $500
  • 2nd prize: $300
  • 3rd prize: $200
  • People’s Choice: $100

The winning photographs will be chosen by a distinguished panel of judges including:

  • Deb Washler, Executive Director, Artlink
  • Cara Wade, Program Director Studio Art, Assistant Professor of Photography, University of Saint Francis
  • Sarah Aubrey, Curator of Education and Special Exhibitions, Fort Wayne Museum of Art
  • Rich Davis, President, Downtown Improvement District

Judging will take place after the entry deadline, and award winning photographers will be notified by Friday, May 1st, 2009.

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