Photo by PoPville flickr user dcjabbour
From an email:
DC didn’t have a county fair or state fair where DC residents could show off their talents in things like baking, canning, urban agriculture, photography, or crafting. But that all changed last year, when a group of bloggers offered competitions such as Tastiest Tomato, Best Home-Made Pie, a neighborhood photo contest, and so forth. Because of the success of the event, the new tradition is continuing and expanding this year. DC residents can submit their entries for a chance to win glory and prizes. The DC State Fair will be held on August 27th at Columbia Heights Day, on Tubman Elementary Field (11th and Irving Streets NW).
If you are a DC resident (sorry, Maryland and Virginia–you do have your own fairs!), you can join the fun by entering the DC State Fair contests, especially the photo contest! Show us your images of supreme DC spirit! Display our cultural independence in photos! Enter your two best images to our Flickr pool by midnight on Saturday, August 20.
The DC State Fair team, along with special guest judges (returning judge Dan Silverman of Prince of Petworth, 2010 DC State Fair Photo Contest Organizer Heather Goss of Ten Miles Square, and GayParazzi organizer Jonathan Blumenthal), will pick a handful of semi-finalists, which will be displayed online the week before the fair. Our First, Second, and Third Place Winners will be printed, framed, and displayed at the DC State Fair on August 27. Winners will get to take their framed prints home, to show off their DC pride to friends and family, in addition to ribbons and small cash prizes.
There is no fee to enter the DC State Fair Photography Contest. However, donations to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization are greatly appreciated! You can always visit our PayPal donation page whenever you get the itch to help DC State Fair out!