Voting ends Friday at Gables Museum; contest is all about image
Voting is wrapping up at the Coral Gables Museum, but the contest has nothing to do with politicians, PACs or robocalls.
Visitors to the museum, 285 Aragon Ave., have until 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, to vote for their favorite photos in Capture Coral Gables 2012, a summer photography contest and exhibition.
“We have people in there voting for favorite photographs every day,” says Christine Rupp, acting director of the museum.
Through Capture Coral Gables, the museum invited the public to submit photos of the city in four categories: Architecture, Faces of Coral Gables, Historic Sites and Landscape / Nature. A professional jury selected the best photos for the exhibit, which opened July 6.
The closing reception and awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m. to noon. Participants whose photographs receive the most votes will be honored (adult, teen and children divisions) and presented with prize packages valued at over $200 each.
The grand prize will go to the winner of the People’s Choice Award for the photo that received the most votes from museum visitors.
All participants whose photographs were chosen for the exhibit receive a museum family membership that is valid for one year. Sponsors, which included Think Tank Photo, Associated Photo & Imaging and the Coral Gables Parks & Recreation Department, partnered with the museum to organize the event.
To help select the winners, visit the Coral Gables Museum before voting closes at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24.
For more information, call the Coral Gables Museum at 305-603-8067 or visit www.coralgablesmuseum.org.