Photo Contest: Back To School!

Share your favorite first day of school photo with Patch – you could win a prize!

Is there a more-photographed event than the first day of school? OK, maybe weddings, but who doesn’t remember Mom making you pose in your brand-new outfit on the front steps of the house and offer up a big fake, summer-is-over smile?

Patch loves the first day of school, and we want to share in your memories with our latest contest.

To enter, upload your favorite first day of school photo to this article. It can be from this year, or 30 years ago! Tell us in the caption what makes it special to you – Patch editors will weigh that when choosing the finalists.

You may only enter one photo.

We will accept photo entries from 4 a.m. Aug. 20 through 5 p.m. Sept. 4. Patch editors will then choose the finalist photos.

Voting in the comments section of the article will begin at 4 a.m., Sept. 5 and end at 5 p.m., Sept. 7. The photo with the most comments will win a prize – it could be a $50 gift card or something of equal or greater value.

Some more important information:

  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
  • To enter, upload a photo to this article.
  • All entries must be received by 5 p.m., Sept. 4, 2012 Eastern Time.
  • You may enter one photo.
  • Patch editors will choose 10 photos, which will advance to the voting round. Patch readers can vote for their favorite photos by posting in the comments on the article.
  • Prize for the winning photo is a $50 gift card or a prize package of equal or greater value.
  • for complete Official Rules.



Marg Strileckis September 05, 2012 at 10:57 AM
Meghan, So glad that you had a great 1st day in 2nd grade. Hope your school year is full of fun & learning.
Christina September 05, 2012 at 01:58 PM
How do you comment on an individual photo? Looks like all the comments go into one spot?
Marg Strileckis September 05, 2012 at 11:52 PM
I have been trying to find out the same thing. I emailed the Patch & the author of the contest. Still don't see anyplace to comment & which ones are finalists!
Marg Strileckis September 05, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Need to update the photos with the finalists pictures & places for comments. Already a day behind!
Megan Bard September 06, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Hi folks, The part of the contest where you vote for a photo in the comments will be launched Thursday morning. We extended the nomination process by one day because several school districts went back to school on Tuesday. You won't be able to vote directly under each photo, but in the comment section, such as this. Make sure to include the number of the photo, located in the top right corner of the image, in your comment. Please let me know if you have any other questions, and good luck. Megan megan.bard@patch.com


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