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June Photo Contest: Strength

We’re stocking up on protein shakes for this month’s strength-themed photo contest. Here’s a bonus: The winner will score four tickets to an upcoming Washington Mystics game.

Congrats to last month's winner, Jim Swift. His close-up photo of a Metro escalator saw 36 percent of the reader vote in our shapes-themed contest. Look for this photo in the July issue of The Washingtonian!

Bring on the dumbbells! Our photo-contest theme this month is strength. We want to see your best photos showing fortitude, resilience, power—anything that embodies the idea of strength to you. And this month’s contest comes with a bonus: The winner will receive four tickets to the Washington Mystics versus Los Angeles Sparks basketball game on July 11.

Here’s how the contest works: We’ll collect entries for the next two weeks, and our judges will pick the finalists. Then we’ll ask you, the reader, to help choose the winner. The photograph with the most reader votes at the end of the month will be crowned and will appear in the August issue of The Washingtonian.

Submit as many entries as you’d like to, but attach only one photo per e-mail, please. With your entries, be sure to 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 Friday, June 19. Finalists will be contacted when the reader voting goes live.

As always, we’re looking for photos that were taken in the Washington area—including the Maryland and Virginia suburbs—by local photographers only.

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.

See our gallery of past photo-contest winners here.

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