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Time’s Running Out to Submit Your Photos!

Imagine showing off your winning photo in this baby!

Hurry—there’s just one week left to submit your photos for The Washingtonian’s first ever photo contest! This month’s theme is summer memories. Be creative, and interpret it however you like. Send your submissions to by noon on July 22.

To up the ante, we’re excited to announce that the winner will receive—drum roll, please . . . a snazzy seven-inch digital picture frame to show off his or her work! It features a high-resolution screen, automatic slide-show option, and a built-in MP3 player with integrated speakers. Plus it comes with a remote control. A big thanks to Lee Odess at Integrated Media Systems in Sterling for offering the prize—send him an e-mail at for more information about home technology.

Of course, the winning photograph will also be featured in The Washingtonian, as originally promised. The three semifinalists will be announced and posted on our Web site next week. Then we’ll need you, the reader, to vote on which you like best. The winner will be in our September issue.

A quick reminder on the rules: You may submit as many photos as you like, but please attach only one photo per e-mail—more than that and you crash our computer (and that doesn’t make us happy!). Include with each submission the photographer’s name, e-mail address, phone number, and place of residence along with a sentence or two about where the photo was taken. Photos should be 300 dpi and at least four by six inches in size. Semifinalists will be contacted when the reader voting goes live.

Oh, and one more reminder: All photos must be taken in the Washington, DC, area—including the Maryland and Virginia suburbs—and the photographer must be local. While we’re sure the photos from your vacation in Cancun were nice, we’re The Washingtonian, and our first love is Washington. You do the math.

Good luck!Our policy on photo rights: The photographer retains the copyright to his or her photographs. 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 magazine for the current issue and online as well as in any future issues as long as the usage is related to the photo contest. The magazine also has the right to use the three semifinalists online in relation to the photo contest.