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Photo Contest: Show Us Your Patch of Michigan and Win, Week 8!

Hey Michigan! 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. 

This week's prize is a one month pass for unlimited visits to the new  infared sauna studio in Novi, valued at $79. The infared , including weight loss, detoxification, heart health and pain relief. 

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

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 17-23, 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

Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey July 18, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Actually, to make it easier I loaded them all up in this file: http://rochester.patch.com/articles/2012-your-patch-of-michigan-photo-contest-winners
Kellie Farrell July 23, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Is there a way to submit via phone?? I have pics on my camera phone and would like to submit some.
Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey July 23, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Kellie, if you are having trouble uploading via phone, you can email the pics to me at clare.ramsey@patch.com and I'll upload them for you.
gjh July 28, 2012 at 01:11 PM
hi, It's Saturday July 28 and was wondering when we will be allowed to see the winning photo for week 8 for July 17-July 23? (00134001780018200)
Justin Jungman July 30, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Was there a week 7 winner?

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