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January Photo Contest: Simple Pleasures

Send in your best photos for a chance to be published in the March issue.

Happy New Year, shutterbugs! To kick off 2010, we’re collecting photos of life’s simple pleasures. Maybe it’s that first cup of coffee in the morning or a pet sleeping on the couch—we want photos of whatever puts a smile on your face.

For newcomers to our monthly contest, here’s how it works: Send submissions by noon on Tuesday, January 19, and our judges will pick the best shots to advance to the reader-voting round. Then we’ll open it up to you to select a favorite. The winner will be published in the March issue of The Washingtonian.

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 and explaining why it fits the theme. 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.

Good luck!

Need inspiration? Check out our past winners here.  

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.

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