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Miami‑Dade Public Library System Geeks Photography during the Black History Month Photo Contest

– Teens are invited to get behind the lens for a chance to win –

(Miami, FL – January 20, 2015) Experienced and amateur photographers, ages 12‑19, are invited to participate in the Miami‑Dade Public Library’s 7th Annual Black History Month Teen Photography Contest beginning Tuesday, January 20, through Saturday, February 7, 2015.

Photographs must capture an aspect of African American culture in Miami‑Dade County. Suggested categories include architecture, art or lifestyle. Images 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:

1st Place Prize – GoPro Camera
2nd Place Prize – $75 Best Buy Gift Card
3rd Place Prize – $50 Best Buy Gift Card

“The annual contest encourages teens to not only look at black history in a different light, but also to reflect on their surroundings with an artistic perspective” said Ian Rosenior, Library Operations Administrator. The winning entry will become part of the library’s permanent art collection.

For complete details and an 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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