The 5pm Post – Contribute to the DC State Fair photo contest!

The theme of the 5pm Post will change every day and per your suggestions will be a mix of philanthropic or simply fun things to do as well as random unique DC features and events. It’ll be a bit of a hodgepodge but if you have any suggestions, recommendations or photos capturing DC pride please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com.

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

This looks like it’s gonna be a great event and I get to be a guest judge! From a Ten Miles Square press release:

Mark Saturday, August 28 on your calendar to check out the first DC State Fair, part of Columbia Heights Day on the field at Harriet Tubman Elementary School.

DC has no county fair or state fair where DC residents can show off their talents in things like baking, canning, urban agriculture, photography, etc.  But this year, we’re planning to change that.  A group of bloggers is partnering with Columbia Heights Day to create a DC State Fair tent, where there will be competitions such as Tastiest Tomato, Best Home-Made Pie, and so forth.  DC residents will submit their entries for a chance to win glory and prizes.  The DC State Fair will be held on August 28th, concurrent with Columbia Heights Day, at Tubman Elementary Field (11th and Irving Streets NW).

And what’s a state fair without an awesome photo contest?  Show us your photos of supreme DC spirit: display our cultural independence in images!  Enter your two best images to our Flickr pool by midnight on Sunday, August 22.

Heather Goss from Ten Miles Square and DCist, along with special guest judges and DC Spirit Experts, Philippa Hughes from the Pink Line Project and Dan Silverman from the Prince of Petworth, will pick a handful of favorites for semi-finalists, which will be displayed online the week before the fair.  Our Grand Prize Winner, First and Second Runners-Up will be printed, framed, and displayed at the DC State Fair on August 28.  Winners will get to take their framed prints home, to show off their DC pride to friends and family.

Entrants must live in the District of Columbia.  (Virginia, Maryland, we love you, but you have your own fairs to enter!)  Entry is free, limit two photos per person.  Questions, please email Heather at [email protected]

There is no fee to enter the DC State fair.  However, donations to the organizers are greatly appreciated!  Recommended donation is $5 per entry (but judging will be blind, and donation status will not affect results).  Please visit the DC State Fair website and click the Paypal link.

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