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July Photo Contest: Two Times the Fun’s monthly photo contest turns one year old this month. We’re celebrating with two contests in July.

This contest has ended. Thank you for your interest!

Can you believe we’ve been at this for a year? That’s right—this month,’s photo contest turns one year old. And we’re celebrating the best way we know how: with two contests for the month of July.

First, for our regular monthly contest, we want you to send your best photos—period. Go through your archives or shoot something new, and send us the best that you’ve got on anything and everything. It’s our way of casting the net a little wider this month in celebration of a year of great photos.

The rules are the same as always: Send your submissions by noon on July 17, and our judges will pick the best shots to advance to the reader-voting round. Then we’ll open it up to you, the reader, to select a favorite. The winner will be published in the September issue of the magazine.

Photos—one per e-mail—should be sent to Be sure to include the photographer’s name, phone number, e-mail address, and place of residence, along with a sentence or two describing the photo. Photos should be 300 dpi and at least four by six inches. And remember, both the photographer and the photo’s subject need to be from the Washington area, which includes the Maryland and Virginia suburbs.

For our second contest, we’re taking a trip down memory lane. We’ve compiled all the winners from past photo contests and are asking you to choose the best of the best. Check out the slide show below, then take the poll at the bottom of the page to vote for your favorite. This poll will stay open until noon on July 31. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Fourth Estate, compliments of our friends over at the National Press Club. Neat!

So get to submitting, cast a vote below, and help us celebrate a great year of photo contests!

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.Want to view all the past winners at once? Check out our winners' gallery, then come back here to vote.

Vote for your favorite photo!

*To help keep this contest fair, we've elected to use an IP address-based poll. This means that if you are voting from an office or network setting, not everybody will be able to vote. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we hope you'll encourage coworkers to vote from their home computers. And as always, we reserve the right to disqualify a photo if we see any voting irregularities.

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