Library Selects Winner of Black History Month Teen Photography Contest
David Santiago Diez
Sun Over Kings
Sunshine and Happiness
(Miami, FL – February 20, 2014) In celebration of Black History Month, the Miami‑Dade Public Library System invited young adults, 12‑19, to enter its annual Teen Photography Contest, where they were challenged to capture an aspect of African American architecture, art or lifestyle in Miami‑Dade County.
The winning entry, Jazz Musician, was shot by David Santiago Diez, a patron of the Miami Springs Branch. David will receive a Nikon Coolpix L28 20.1MP digital camera. Second place entry, Sun Over Kings, was from Jorge Dardon of the Coral Reef Branch, for a $50 Best Buy gift card, and third place went to Favour Nkwocha of YOUmedia Miami, North Dade Regional Library, for Sunshine and Happiness. Favour received a $25 Best Buy gift card. Receiving honorable mention are Kay‑Ann Henry, Ileeana Llanas‑Reyes and Anissia Ojeda.
Diez’s 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 Street.
Prizes for the contest prizes were made possible by the Miami Dolphins Foundation.
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