It has been said that a “picture can paint a 1,000 words” . . . But can a single photograph paint 80,000 words or more?

With our 100th Anniversary Photo Contest, we hope to find out. We’re asking our readers (including you!) to submit interesting photos of their favorite Eerdmans books for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.

We have really enjoyed seeing the entries so far. It is fun to see the way Eerdmans books have become intertwined with our readers’ lives . . . and how creative our readers are!

From the cute . . . A book for the whole family!
This book asks the tough questions.   . . . to the clever.
From the picturesque . . . The Great Lakes meet Eerdmans!
Responding to Terrorism   . . . to the powerful.
From the sweet . . . Great books for family read-alouds!
Under a very unpredictable plant.    . . . to the silly . . .

. . . and beyond, these photos prove without a doubt that Eerdmans readers are a gifted and imaginative group (with very cute children and pets too!). See all the entries we’ve received here.

Do you think you have what it takes to contend with these creative folks? Submit your photo of a favorite Eerdmans book for a chance to win a $500.00, $200.00, or $100.00 gift certificate redeemable in Eerdmans books.

To enter the contest, just sign up for our newsletter and upload your photo to the contest tab on Eerdmans’s Facebook page. But hurry! All entries must be in by Monday, August 1, 2011.

We’ll select our three favorite entries and reveal the winners on August 11.

Good luck!