2020 Photo Contest

As a client, family member and professional contact of Planning Alternatives, you are invited to participate in the 2020 Photo Contest.


Due to the coronavirus, we are altering our 2020 Photo Contest to reflect this new reality. We welcome you to submit your photographs to share your moments of inspiration. Clients, family members and professional contacts of Planning Alternatives may enter. Our contest is open for more people to enjoy.



Submission Deadline: December 1, 2020

  • Upload your Photo Contest images here:

  • Click here to submit your first photo:
    Accepted file types: jpeg, jpg, png, tif, pdf.
  • Please provide a "Title" for your photo:
  • Click here to submit your second photo:
    Accepted file types: jpeg, jpg, png, tif, pdf.
  • Please provide a "Title" for your photo:
  • Click here to submit your third photo:
    Accepted file types: jpeg, jpg, png, tif, pdf.
  • Please provide a "Title" for your photo:



Mail or drop off your photos:
Planning Alternatives
Attn: Linda Ryan
36800 Woodward Avenue, Suite 200
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304



  • Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible, or 300 dpi at 3,000 pixels on the longest side. Photographs must be in a .jpeg, .jpg or .png format. Files submitted may not be larger than 10 MB.

  • Please title your photos. Because we protect confidentiality, each photo will be assigned a number/letter code to correspond with the individual entry. The title of the photo will be referenced when announcing winners, and clients’ names will be kept confidential.

  • Each individual client, within a household, may submit up to 3 photos.

  • No individual client can win more than once in each category. Categories include Top Winners, Honorable Mention and Special Recognition.

  • Photos must be the work/product of the entrants. Copyrighted photos are prohibited unless copyrighted by the entrants.

  • Photos can be sent via email in one of the formats specified above, or by regular mail. If sent by regular mail, Planning Alternatives will scan the photos and return them. Please, no oversized photos larger than 11 x 14.

  • Clients need not be present to submit photos or win a prize.

  • Clients need not submit photos to attend the event.

  • Employees of Planning Alternatives may submit photos but are disqualified from receiving any prizes.

  • Photos must be appropriate for a broad group including viewing online and marketing purposes. Submitting photos implies permission for these purposes. Planning Alternatives reserves the right not to display any photos it deems objectionable based on its sole discretion.

  • Prizes to be announced.

  • Prizes will be mailed to winners who are not present.

Tips for capturing a winning photo:

  • Be patient, wait for the right moment.
  • Be aware of the mood you’re in while shooting.
  • Crop and simplify the main subject of the image you’re shooting.
  • If you’re photographing people, focus on your subjects’ faces, especially their eyes.
  • Proper use of light can enhance your photo.
  • Watch for the “in-between” moments.

Check out previous contest winners on our Flickr page: