Congrats to Cesar Lujan, who’s (finally!) been dubbed winner of November’s photo contest. It was a long, hard-fought battle. Two photographs tied after the first round of voting, so we held a head-to-head runoff to determine the winner. But Lujan’s photo of the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art has officially clinched the win, snagging 60-percent of the vote in the runoff.
Have you submitted your photo for this month’s contest yet? Our theme is portraits and people, and we’ve already received nearly 100 entries. Send us your best photos of 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.
See our gallery of past photo-contest winners here!