For a town stereotyped with gray suits and conservative necklines, Washington turned out some characters for June’s people-watching photo contest. A wide variety of ages, races, and species (there may or may not have an orangutan somewhere in the mix) were represented in the entries. Bravo, contestants—way to celebrate the diversity of our beloved city.After sifting through more than 100 unique takes on the theme, our judges decided on six finalists. Now it’s your turn to decide the winner. Peruse through our finalist’s gallery, then cast your vote in the poll below. The photograph with the most votes as of noon on Wednesday, June 30, will be printed in the August issue of The Washingtonian.
Please remember: It’s one vote per person, and we monitor the polls closely, so play fair. If we catch voting irregularities for a particular photograph, it will be disqualified.
* To help keep this contest fair, we've elected to use an IP-address-based poll. This means that if you're voting from an office or network setting, not everybody in that setting will be able to vote. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we hope you'll encourage coworkers to vote from their home computers.
>> With so many great entries, there simply wasn't enough room to feature all our favorites. If your picture didn't make the cut, check washingtonian.com/photocontest starting Thursday, July 1 for details on our next contest.