Readers, looks like you couldn’t decide on a winner in last month’s photo contest; two photographs tied for first place! We’ve decided to hold a runoff between the top two vote-getters to determine the winner. The poll will close this Friday, December 5, at 4 PM. Scroll down to see the finalists and cast your vote in this head-to-head competition.
In the meantime, you can start submitting photos for this month’s contest. Our theme is . . . drumroll, please . . . portraits and people! We want to see photographs of your family, friends, strangers—whomever! Just remember to get creative; a headshot won’t be the best way to go.Here’s how the contest works: You submit photographs, 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 will be featured in the February issue of The Washingtonian.
Submit as many photos as you’d like to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, December 16. 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.
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.
“National Gallery, East Wing” by Cesar Lujan of Washington
“Blue Checkers” by Darwin C. Tiu of Silver Spring
Help us decide November’s photo contest winner!
Check out our past photo-contest winners here!