There are many places, events and people that make Michigan special – from Up North, downstate, in the U.P. and everywhere in between. Michigan has an allure that cannot be denied. So why not share your visions of Michigan in photos in our Your Patch of Michigan photo contest, and possibly win a prize for doing so?
, showing off some of what is the best Michigan has to offer – and more importantly, what Michigan means to each person.
For the entire summer, we'll pick a winner every week based on voting by a panel of Michigan Patch editors. Each weekly winner will be announced on Wednesday and earn a prize worth up to $50. This week's prize: two pavilion tickets to the Santana concert at DTE Energy Music Theatre on July 15.
After Labor Day, we'll pick a grand prize winner from all of the weekly winners.
The grand prize winner will receive a certificate for a two-night stay at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island (to be used before Oct. 31, 2013, and blackout dates and other restrictions may apply). The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $600.
Do you need to be Ansel Adams to win this? No. The single qualification for photos you send is that they say "Michigan" to you. If it oozes "Michigan," it qualifies.
How to enter Your Patch of Michigan contest
Here's how you can enter: We have a few photos here to start things out. To add your own images, first become a registered Patch user if you aren't already, then add to the photo gallery on this page.
In the photo caption area, be sure to include your real, full name and the place where the photo was taken, as well as any other relevant information about what the photo shows. The email address you use to register with Patch must be a working one so we can reach you should we have questions or should you be selected as a winner.
Each week, we'll have a new gallery and a new winner.
All photos must be posted by midnight each Sunday to be judged for that week. The second week's photos will be judged from entries submitted June 25-July 1.
The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. And this wouldn't be a contest without a . Please, no more than three (3) entries per person per week. The winner will be selected each Monday, and must respond to notification within 48 hours.
If you aren't quite sure how to upload a photos, check out our to uploading photos to Patch. If you still have trouble or have questions, email Associate Regional Editor Beth Valone at firstname.lastname@example.org.