Capture Coral Gables Photo Contest accepting entries through May 1

Capture Coral Gables Photo Contest accepting entries through May 1

Capture Coral Gables 2015 entry by Cary Self in the Digital Manipulation category.

The Coral Gables Museum has begun accepting submissions for the fifth annual Capture Coral Gables Photography Contest and will continue through Sunday, May 1.

Photography enthusiasts are encouraged to enter their work for a chance to exhibit their photographs at the museum and win prizes, including the grand prize special edition Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) Solid Gray camera.

The Capture Coral Gables Photography Contest is a free, juried photography contest open to teens and adults from amateur to professional. Participants can enter their work in any of the five categories: portraiture, street photography, nature/landscape, night photography and digital photo manipulation. Submissions must be entered by visiting www.capturecoralgables.org.

The objective of the contest is to invite the public to explore and examine the city of Coral Gables through a photographic lens, as well as to recognize local talent. More than 400 photography entries were submitted in 2015, resulting in 14 winners exhibiting 60 photographs in different categories.

A panel of judges will select this year’s photographs to go on display for a summer exhibition from June 3 to Aug. 19. During the exhibition museum visitors will be able to cast ballots for their favorite photo. Twelve winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. Prizes consist of products and gift cards from local Coral Gables businesses and restaurants.

The photograph that receives the most votes will be awarded the title of People’s Choice Award and the photographer will receive a special edition Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) Solid Gray camera.

Located at 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables Museum’s mission is to celebrate, investigate and explore the civic arts of architecture and urban and environmental design, including fostering an appreciation for the history, vision, and cultural landscape of Coral Gables; promoting beauty and planning as well as historic and environmental preservation for a broad audience, including children, families, and community members, as well as local, regional, national and international visitors.

For more information about educational programs or volunteering, visit www.coralgablesmuseum.org.


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