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March Photo Contest: The Foodie Photo Contest

Three cheers for food porn!

Think you can make a dish look as pretty as this?

We here at The Washingtonian always appreciate a good meal. From scouting for 100 Very Best Restaurants to digging up dives for Cheap Eats and keeping up with the latest in the Washington restaurant scene, it’s safe to say a sizeable portion of our day is dedicated to whetting appetites all over this city. So who wants to help us in the process?

For our Foodie Photo Contest, we’re seeking snaps of anything and everything related to eating. Pictures of mouth-watering meals, the restaurant scene, beautifully laid tables, cooking in the kitchen—if it’s going to make stomachs rumble, send it our way. Amateur foodie photographers, this is your chance!

Here’s how the contest works: Submissions will be accepted until noon on Wednesday, March 23. This month, the top five will be selected by Scott Suchman, The Washingtonian's go-to guy for mouth-watering food photography (you've seen his work all over our 100 Best Restaurant issue). Reader votes ultimately determines the winning image, which will be published in the May issue of The Washingtonian.

Photos—one per e-mail, please—should be sent to

In each e-mail, be sure to include:
• The photographer’s name, phone number, e-mail address, and place of residence
• A sentence or two about the photo explaining where it was taken and why it fits theme
• A title for the photo

You can submit as many photos as you’d like, but make sure each is 300 dpi and at least four by six inches. And remember, the photographer and the subject must be from the Washington area, which includes the Maryland and Virginia suburbs.

>> Get inspired with our  slide show of past photo contest winners and  A Gallery of Good Eats.

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 submissions online in relation to the photo contest.

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Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.