Photo Contest Captures Best of Quiet Waters

By Susan Nolan

A picture is worth a thousand words. An exceptionally good picture of Quiet Waters Park may be worth bragging rights and a place in a limited-edition calendar.

The Friends of Quiet Waters Park is hosting its 8th annual photo contest. Professional and amateur photographers alike are invited to submit their best work between now and September 30, 2022.

“The photos can be of anything,” says Gail Olmstead of the Friends of Quiet Water Park, “as long as it was taken at Quiet Waters.” Situated between South River and Harness Creek in Annapolis, the park offers a variety of photographic subject matter, including scenic water views, wildlife, gardens, and buildings.  “Photos can be of people simply enjoying the park,” adds Olmstead.

The park is open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk year round, and contest participants are encouraged to submit photos taken during any season. However, eligible photos should be no more than three years old.

Color and black and white photos may be submitted as jpegs or tiff files, and each participant can enter as many as three photos. “Last year, we had 14 participants and 37 photos,” says Olmstead, “This year, we would like to have even more.”

All entries will be judged by member of the FQWP Board and Fine Arts Committee. Winners will be notified by October 31. The top 13 photos will be featured in the 2023 FQWP calendar. To see last year’s winning photographs, visit To enter this year’s contest, send photos to [email protected].