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Photo-Contest Winner! Plus—How to Enter This Month’s Contest

More than 1,700 readers weighed in on last month’s light-themed photo contest. Read on to see the winning photograph and to find out how you can enter this month’s contest.

Congratulations to Brian Smith, whose light-filled photo of a Flaming Lips concert won last month’s contest! His black-and-white shot of floating confetti and a pumped-up crowd grabbed 562 votes—that’s 32 percent of the total. Well done, Brian!

Ready to enter your photographs? This month, our theme is architecture. We want you to flood our in box with photos of interesting buildings, construction projects, Lego mansions—anything you interpret as architecture! Remember, our judges like creativity, so be sure to think outside the box on this one.

Here’s how the contest works: You submit photographs, and our panel of judges selects the best ones to run on our Web site. Then you, the reader, vote for your favorite. The winner will be featured in the January issue of The Washingtonian.

Submit as many photos as you’d like to Please attach only one photo per e-mail, and 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, November 18. 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.

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.