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Miami-Dade Public Library System announces the winners of the Seventh Annual Teen Photography Contest

– Teen contest photos captured African American culture in Miami‑Dade County –

(Miami, FL – March 5, 2015) The Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) is pleased to announce the winners of the Seventh Annual Teen Photography contest. The contest was held to celebrate Black History Month 2015. The winners are:

A Black Girl's Dream

1st Place – Israel Powell
"A Black Girl's Dream"

Mural Credit: Addonis Parker
Branch: North Dade Regional
Prize: Go Pro Camera

The Athlete

2nd Place – David Santiago Diez
"The Athlete"
Branch: Miami Springs
Prize: $75 Best Buy Gift Card

A March for Peace

3rd Place – Robert Jenkins
"A March for Peace"
Branch: North Dade Regional
Prize: $50 Best Buy Gift Card

Participants between 12‑19 years of age were asked to submit a photograph that captures some aspect of African American culture in Miami‑Dade County. Categories included Architecture, Art and Lifestyle. Photographs were judged on technical quality, artistic merit and visual impact.

The contest was made possible by the generous support of the Miami Dolphins Foundation, Miami‑Dade County and Friends of the Miami‑Dade Public Library System.

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 ( 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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