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Photo Contest: Show Us Your Patch of Michigan and Win, Week 9!

Week 9 of our photo contest is here. Show us your Mitten pride in photos from anywhere in the state. We'll award weekly prizes for the photos that say 'Michigan' in content, tone and spirit.

You don't need to be Ansel Adams to win our weekly Your Patch of Michigan photo contest this summer!

The single qualification for photos you submit is that they say "Michigan." If it oozes "Michigan," it qualifies.

Each weekly winner will earn a prize, and we're in week 9. 

This week's prize is a home performance evaluation from Southfield-based Go Green Energy Consulting, valued at $99. In the evaluation, certified professionals use special tools and building science techniques to evaluate the energy efficience of a home.

 showing off some of what is the best Michigan has to offer – and more importantly, what Michigan means to each person. Previous winners can be viewed

After Labor Day, 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, 2013, and blackout dates and other restrictions may apply). The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $600.

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. If it oozes "Michigan," it qualifies.

How to enter Your Patch of Michigan contest

Here's how you can enter: We have a few photos here to start things out. To add your own images, first become a registered Patch user if you aren't already, then add to the photo gallery on this page.

In the photo caption area, 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 with Patch must be a working one so we can reach you should we have questions or should you be selected as a winner.

Each week, we'll have a new gallery and a new winner.

This week's photos will be judged from entries submitted July 24-29, 2012.

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 . 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 Regional Editor Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey at clare.ramsey@patch.com

Jenny Whalen July 26, 2012 at 02:40 PM
We ask that no more than three photos be submitted per person, per week. Because the photos are judged, rather than chosen at random, one photo has equal chance of winning as 20.
Colleen July 29, 2012 at 01:53 PM
#46 does not look like Michigan. Where was this taken?
Holly Awwad July 29, 2012 at 01:56 PM
When will the week 8 winner be posted?
Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey July 31, 2012 at 05:04 PM
We will post winners shortly. Stay tuned.
gjh August 01, 2012 at 07:07 PM
will week 8 be posted today?

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