Welcome to our second edition of Out Photo Showcase

"Tulips" photo by Alina Oswald

The theme for our next photo challenge is…spring

Out In Jersey’s next issue is the April/May Spring issue. Hence, the theme for our next photo challenge is…spring.

Spring is in the air, but spring is oftentimes short-lived. That’s even more reason to fully experience it—let the weak sunlight warm our faces, the breeze brush through our hair; spot snowdrops in the park or multi-color tulips brightening the sidewalks; take in the rich smell of fresh garden work; rejoice and celebrate the awakening Mother Nature.

With that in mind we challenge you to capture one, two or up to five images that complete the following sentence:

“The coming of spring reminds me of ___________.”



Maximum number of images to be submitted: five (5)

Image file type: .jpg

Image file size restrictions:

  • save images as low resolution or 92 DPI, 1024 pixels on the longest side
  • save images as: FirstName_LastName_1.jpg, … FirstName_LastName_5.jpg

NO restrictions on image retouching and/or composition.

NO restrictions on cameras used to capture the images.

Single entries as well as photo essays (two to five images) are both welcome.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The submitted photos must be captured by the entrants and must not infringe upon the trademark, copyright, moral rights, intellectual rights, or rights of privacy of any entity or person.

SUBMIT your images as email attachments to:


Winning entrants will be contacted by email, no later than February 13, 2022. Winning entries and interviews with winning entrants will be published in Out In Jersey Magazine.

Alina Oswald, Out In Jersey Magazine Arts Editor, is a writer and photographer living and teaching in the New York City area. Published nationally and internationally, she is the author of "Journeys Through Darkness: A Biography of award-winning photographer Kurt Weston," a member of the Undetectable flash collective, and also A&U Magazine Arts Editor.