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Hurry! Photo Contest Voting Closes at Midnight

There are just hours left to weigh in on our first ever photo contest. Check out the finalists, and cast a vote for your favorite now!

UPDATE: The winner for this month's contest is "Grad Gets Air" by Stefan Ventura. Look for it in the September issue of The Washingtonian. Thank you for your entries and your votes! 

Earlier this month, we asked for submissions for our first ever photo contest—and, boy, were we impressed by the response! More than 350 photos later, we narrowed it down to our five favorites (we know, we know—we said we'd keep it to three finalists, but there were just too many good ones to choose from!)

Now we need your help in deciding who should be crowned the winner. Scroll down to see the finalists and take a poll at the bottom of the page to cast your vote. If you have something to say about one of the photos, feel free to leave a comment in the comments section.

The winning photograph will run in our September issue, and the winner will also receive a snazzy seven-inch digital picture frame to show off his or her work. A big thanks to Lee Odess at Integrated Media Systems in Sterling for offering the prize.

Good luck to our finalists, and happy voting, readers! 

Only five finalists made the cut, but there were several other photos that came close. Wanna see 'em? Click here to see our runners up.

“Potomac Kayak” by Stu Griffith of Glover Park

This photo was taken on the Potomac River near Westmoreland State Park. The photographer says the short trip was a prequel to the a DC-Chesapeake Bay kayak trip he’s taking in August.

“Memorial Day Parade” by Eric Jensen of Rockville

This photograph of Cub Scout Pack 928 riding on a fire truck was taken at the Rockville Memorial Day Parade. Writes the photographer, “I’m not sure what they’re seeing, but it looks like it has to be something fun or awesome—and maybe even memorable.”

“Dad and Daughter” by Heather Crowder of Annapolis

This photo was taken at the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. The photographer’s husband took their young daughter for a dip in the pool and, she writes, “They were having a ball!”

“Hot Dogs and Baseball” by Sandy Pugh of Vienna

This photograph was taken at the new Nationals Ballpark on June 21, the first day of summer. The Nats played the Texas Rangers—and lost 13 to 3. Despite the romp on the field, the photographer seems happy (and, apparently, hungry): “Nothing says summer like baseball and hot dogs!”

“Grad Gets Air” by Stefan Ventura of Bethesda

The photographer, who’s also the proud father of this Naval Academy grad, snapped a shot of his son getting his diploma—and grabbing some serious air! In the background are Admiral Gary Roughead (left), the chief of naval operations, and Vice Admiral Jeffrey Fowler (right), superintendent of the Naval Academy. We especially like the grins on their faces.

Cast your vote!

Only five finalists made the cut, but there were several other photos that came close. Wanna see 'em? Click here to see our runners up. 

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