February Photo Contest: Colors

In January, we saw what you could do in black-and-white—read on to see the winning photograph—so this month we want to see your best and brightest color shots.

By: Emily Leaman

Meyer Gladstone's winning photograph

Last month’s photo contest was a landslide victory for Meyer Gladstone, whose photograph, “Wisdom and the Future,” won with 49 percent of the vote. Gladstone’s heartwarming shot of a grandfather kissing his newborn grandson will appear in The Washingtonian’s March issue. Congratulations, Meyer, and a big thanks to everyone who voted!

Because we got our fill of the gray scale last month, we want you to light up our in-box with your best and brightest color photographs for our February contest. The subjects can be whatever you want—just make sure the colors pop off our screen.

If you’re new to the monthly contest, here’s how it works: You submit as many photographs as you like, and our panel of judges selects the best ones to publish on our Web site. Then you, the reader, vote for your favorite. The winner, to be published in our April issue, will be announced early next month.

Submit photos—one per e-mail, please—to photocontest@washingtonian.com. Include the photographer’s name, e-mail address, phone number, and place of residence along with a sentence or two about where the photograph was taken. Photos should be 300 dpi and at least four by six inches. The deadline for submissions is noon on Tuesday, February 17. Finalists will be contacted when the reader voting goes live.

Oh, and one other thing to keep in mind: All photos must be taken in the Washington area—including the Maryland and Virginia suburbs—and the photographer must be local. And yes, we’ll count our friends in Baltimore and Annapolis as locals for this contest.

Good luck!

Our policy on photo rights: The photographer retains the copyright. However, because the photographer has submitted his or her photo to the contest, the magazine has the right to print the winning photograph in the current issue of the magazine and online as well as in any future issues as long as usage is related to the photo contest. The magazine also has the right to use the finalists online in relation to the photo contest.

See our gallery of past photo-contest winners here.

More>> Capital Comment Blog | News & Politics | Society Photos