DTLB Unfiltered 2023

A Photography Contest that ran from October 1, 2023 through October 22, 2023

This Arts Month 2023, artists from all over Long Beach joined the Downtown Long Beach Photo Competition and turned their lenses toward the heartbeat of our vibrant city! From October 1st through October 22nd, they captured the essence of Downtown Long Beach in six exciting categories that celebrated our community, culture, and creativity.

Not only did their photography skills shine, but the top 18 of the over 240 submissions were recognized! We awarded honorable mentions, runners-up, and winners in each category.

Official contest rules are available here.



For those who claim the top spot in their category, there’s an awesome incentive: $200 worth of Downtown Long Beach businesses’ gift certificates! It’s your chance to savor local flavors, find hidden treasures, and explore the unique charm of our city.

So, grab your camera and let your creativity run wild! Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or a casual snapper, this competition is your chance to showcase what makes Downtown Long Beach extraordinary. Join the fun, share your vision, and be a part of our vibrant community! ūüď∑‚ú® #DTLBUnfiltered