Photobook is a fun annual project where 50 teens are asked to photograph Spartanburg as they
see it! We challenge them to explore the county and take the best photos they possibly can with
the disposable camera we provide.
Photobook is open to teens ages 12-18 or entering grades 7-12 and begins May 31st. SCPL will
give participating teens a single-use Photobook camera that will be checked out to their
library card. Cameras must be returned
(with all photos taken) to any SCPL location by June 30th or a $5 replacement fee will be charged to
their library card. They can be returned to any
Spartanburg County Public Library location.
At least one photo from each camera will be selected for display at the
Headquarters Library in September. We’ll have an
opening reception to celebrate Photobook photographers and their work, and teens will be given a set of
prints from the film in their camera. All photos taken become the property of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries.
We’ll award prizes for Best Overall Photo, Best Spartanburg-specific Photo, and Most Unusual Photo based on originality,
creativity and composition. We will also award a prize for Best Decorated Camera. Best Overall Photo will win a $100 Barnes
& Noble gift card. Best Spartanburg-specific Photo and Most Unusual Photo will win a $75 Barnes & Noble gift card.
The Best Decorated Camera will win a $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card.
All cameras for Photobook 2013 have been given out.