Press Release

Miami-Dade Public Library Invites Teens to Participate in Black History Month Photography Contest

(MIAMI, JANUARY 27, 2014) – Experienced and amateur photographers, 12‑19, are invited to participate in the Miami-Dade Public Library’s 6th Annual Black History Month Teen Photography Contest, Tuesday January 21, through Saturday, February 8.

Photographs must capture an aspect of African American architecture, art or lifestyle in Miami‑Dade County, and may be black‑and‑white or color. Entries will be judged on technical quality, artistic merit and visual impact. Prizes will be awarded as follows:

Grand Prize – Nikon Coolpix L28 20.1MP 5x Optical Zoom Digital Camera
2nd Place – $50 Best Buy gift card
3rd Place – $25 Best Buy gift card.

The winning entry will become part of the library’s permanent art collection and will be displayed in the “Teen Zone” on the 2nd floor of the Main Library, 101 W Flagler St.

For complete detail and entry form visit www.mdpls.org.

About the Miami-Dade Public Library System
A recipient of the 2008 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, The Miami‑Dade Public Library System strives to be a compelling community destination by providing a five‑star customer service experience. With 49 branches and two bookmobiles, the library aims to reach every resident of Miami‑Dade County who has a desire for informational, educational and recreational materials. The library provides access to more than 3.9 million books, movies, audiobooks, and more; 1647 public computers; 120 self-checkout machines, and Wi‑Fi at every location. The library proudly serves more than seven million visitors that come through its doors annually, and another 4.4 million that access collections and services through its website.

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Media Contact:
Jessica Melgarejo Cespedes
305-375-3327
melgarejoj@mdpls.org