The Plainfield Public Library is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s photography competition: Wajid Abdur-Razzaq for his beautiful photograph, “Reflecting Back”.

This year’s contest theme was “I Am Plainfield” - a still-life counterpart to the City of Plainfield’s oral history project honoring the Queen City’s 150th anniversary celebration.  Thematic entries captured documentary images of Plainfielders in front of familiar Plainfield places, structures or buildings. The goal of this theme was to create a documentary archive of Plainfielders in 2019, so future historians have an accurate picture of who lived, worked, played, and studied, etc. here.

Since the contest began in 2006, nearly 1,000 entries have been added to the Library's historical photograph archive, which consists of over 50,000 area photographs taken from 1865 to date.

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All contest submissions will be displayed in the Library’s main reading room until the end of the year.

We wish to thank the Friends of the Plainfield Public Library, whose support has made it possible to award the cash prize.

A special thank you to everyone who participated!