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

(Miami, FL – 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

The Miami‑Dade Public Library System (MDPLS), a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, serves as a community center and learning place where the Miami‑Dade community meets to exchange ideas, learn, share, and create. The Library strives to ensure that all residents, regardless of socioeconomics, will be enriched through access to materials, technology, art and culture and programs so that they may develop the skills they need to create and produce innovations for the 21st century. Through its 50 locations, bookmobiles, special services, website (www.mdpls.org) and MDPLS iLibrary app, the library proudly serves more than 7 million annual visitors. In the more than 40 years of serving the community, the MDPLS continues to experience tremendous change and growth, evolving with the technological needs and requirements of its diverse community.

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