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Second Annual Photography Contest - "CT River in Cromwell"


               Entry Date Extended to 8/15

Cromwell Arts Alliance is holding its second annual photography contest. It’s open to all ages.

Photos must be taken along the CT River in Cromwell.

Prizes of $50 will be awarded to the winning photographers in each of these four categories:

  • Sunrise/Sunset

  • Boats/Watercrafts

  • Fish/Wildlife

  • Plants/Arbor Life


Click here for the Photo Contest entry form.

Photographers may enter up to three photos.

The entry deadline for submissions is August 15th.

Winners will be announced by August 25th.


All entries can be submitted one of the following ways:

  1. Printed (Size 8 x 10) and mailed to “CAA”, c/o Rosemary Matus, 4 Blackhaw Dr. Cromwell, CT. Please mark packages “Fragile” and include cardboard to protect your prints.

  2. Email to


Note: Prints are preferred because all entries will be displayed: Location TBD.

Click here for the Second Annual Photography Contest Flyer


Fall Poetry Event

In keeping with our commitment to encourage and support local artists, CAA in partnership with Cromwell Belden Library will hold a Poetry reading event on September 23, 2023. We are looking to spotlight local artists and their written work. If you are a writer or aspiring writer thirteen years or older, we are looking for you to participate.


Event guidelines:

  • Participants must be thirteen or older.

  • Poem must be original work and family friendly.

  • Submit your work and registration/release form by September 1, 2023 to with “2023 Poetry” in the subject line.

  • All submissions will be reviewed and subject to approval.

  • Poems should be less than 5 minutes long.

  • Event will take place Saturday September 23, 2023 at 11:00 am.

Note: copies of the registration/release form will also be available at Cromwell Belden Library.


The event will consist of the artists reading their submissions followed by a “talk back” where we can ask questions of the artists.

There will be light refreshments served.


CAA invites all to attend and enjoy this event!


CAA Traveling Bear

The CAA Bear visits Cromwell businesses

and is available for selfies.

Find The CAA Bear take a selfie with it and email it to

or post it on Instagram and tag Cromwell Arts Alliance.

At the end of each business visit all selfies submitted to CAA will be entered in a raffle drawing and the winner will receive a prize


Upcoming Events:

Chalk the Walk - July 6, 2023 in front of Cromwell Belden Library

Photo Contest "CT River in Cromwell"- Submissions due by 8/1/23 (See Events Page for details)

Poetry Event - September 23, 2023, at 11:00 am at Cromwell Belden Library

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