Family Reunion Shot Wins Week 3 of Patch of Michigan Photo Contest

Readers submit more than 200 photos of their favorite Michigan spots and moments.

The end to a perfect family reunion day in Capac captured Week 3 of the Your Patch of Michigan Photo contest.

Emily Mason of Troy took the photo of her 8-year-old daughter Molly (second from right) with friends from Warren and Capac.

"The photo was taken at my husband's family reunion in Capac. We ended the fun event with sparklers and a bonfire!" Mason said. "I submitted the photo because a family friend who is an avid photographer told me I should submit it to photo contests because it was so good. So I did."

Mason's photo was selected out of more than 200 wonderful photos submitted for the week of Aug. 7-13. It wins a gift certificate for one pound of chocolate from , a $34 value. 

You, too, can share your visions of Michigan in photos in our Your Patch of Michigan photo contest.

Every week through Sept. 17 we'll have a new photo gallery and a new winner chosen by a panel of Michigan Patch editors. Each weekly winner will get a prize. 

After Sept. 17, 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, 2012, and blackout dates and other restrictions may apply). The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $500.

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. 

How to enter Patch of Michigan contest

First, become a registered Patch user if you aren't already; just sign up at the top right corner of the homepage. Then add your photo(s) to the .

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 must be a working one so we can reach you should we have questions — or should you be selected as a winner.

All photos must be posted each Saturday by midnight to be judged for that week. 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 complete list of official contest rules; you can read them . 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 beth.valone@patch.com.

Anne Stafford August 19, 2011 at 03:49 PM
Great photo!
Cathy Donaldson August 19, 2011 at 10:41 PM
I love this photo!
Carol Kalvelage August 20, 2011 at 07:05 AM
This is an incredible photo- thanks for sharing


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