kensington photo contest
SILVER SPRING – Judges evaluating photos submitted in the 2009 Day in the Life of Kensington photo contest have chosen 12 finalists whose images depict the historic, close-knit community. Kensington Mayor Peter Fosselman will announce the top winners at the town’s December 13 tree-lighting ceremony.
The photo contest, launched last summer, dovetailed with the draft Kensington Sector Plan, a vision for the community developed by the county Planning Board. The contest drew about 70 submissions. All photos were taken within the Town of Kensington and environs by residents.
The Sector Plan draft, which will be reviewed and eventually approved by the County Council, redefines the Town Center as a mix of businesses and community facilities with pedestrian friendly connections to Kensington’s established neighborhoods. Some contest images were featured in the Planning Board draft of the Sector Plan.
Planners and town officials encouraged residents to submit original, amateur photographs depicting scenes of town life, historic sites, events, neighborhoods and public spaces to demonstrate what they find great about Kensington. The day-in-the-life concept was intended to collect images characteristic of the town, which dates to the mid-1800s.
Contest prizes were donated by area businesses. Judges included a local art teacher, a town resident and three Planning Department staffers.
The tree-lighting and awards ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. December 13 at Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington.
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SILVER SPRING – As part of their work on a new vision for the Town of Kensington, Montgomery County planners and Town officials have launched a photo contest asking residents to show what they like best about their community in pictures.
Planners have drafted a Kensington Sector Plan that recommends ways to redefine the Town Center as a mix of businesses and community facilities with pedestrian friendly connections to Kensington’s established neighborhoods.
Planners are encouraging residents to submit original, amateur photographs depicting scenes of town life, historic sites, events, neighborhoods and public spaces to demonstrate what’s great about the Town of Kensington. Some of those images will be included in the Planning Board draft of the Sector Plan, expected to be completed next fall.
The contest, co-sponsored by the Planning Department and the Town of Kensington, will highlight photographs taken in Kensington and environs between June 15 and September 15. A panel of judges will select winners and award prizes for adult and youth tracks. All prizes have been donated by 13 area businesses who have agreed to sponsor the contest.
All photos must be taken within the Town of Kensington and environs by Town residents.
Winners and honorable mentions will be displayed at a Town Hall exhibit later this year. Images also have the potential to become part of Department or Town documents, posters and websites.
Learn more and submit photos at www.kensingtonphotocontest.org.