Dade Heritage Trust hosts ‘TREES’ photo contest and October exhibit


Now until Sept. 1 Dade Heritage Trust (DHT), in partnership with Million Trees Miami and TREEmendous Miami, will be accepting submissions for its inaugural photo contest and exhibit, titled “TREES.”

“The contest and exhibit aim to drive awareness to the lack of tree canopy in Miami, partially due to rapid development and transportation demands,” said Chris Rupp, executive director of Dade Heritage Trust. “We want to emphasize the importance of trees for a healthy, happy and beautiful Miami.”

The photo contest winners will receive a cash prize, with all entries to be exhibited at DHT’s headquarters, an official Miami visitor’s center located at 190 SE 12 Terr. in Brickell. The TREES exhibit opens on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m.

The contest is sponsored by Tropical Treescapes Inc., Leica Camera and Miami Photo Workshops.

Registration is $35 to cover the cost of printing for the exhibition. Interested participants must fill out the registration form and submit via email to or mail to Chris Rupp at 190 SE 12 Terrace, Miami, FL 33131. Visit or call 305-358-9572 for additional information.

Dade Heritage Trust (DHT) is Miami-Dade County’s largest preservation organization. Founded in 1972 as a grassroots organization to save and protect Miami-Dade County’s historic buildings, DHT’s mission is to preserve the community’s architectural, environmental and cultural heritage. Through a variety of programs, advocacy projects, special events, exhibits and presentations, DHT furthers the mission by engaging Miami-Dade residents and visitors in preservation education.

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