Wednesday, October 20, 2010

CONTEST: "Dig Downtown" Detroit Photo Contest ENDS 11/12

Photo from Detroit News and Free Press
‘Dig Downtown’ Photo Contest
Photo Contest Offers Over $700 in Prizes and PR Opportunity for Amateur Photographers

The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) today announced the launch of a new photo contest for metro Detroit amateur photographers that invites them to find and showcase hidden gems and unique destinations of Downtown Detroit. The contest will run now through Friday, November 12, 2010.  During that time, entrants may submit photos to or the Dig Downtown Facebook page. The public will vote on the best photo from each of the five districts (Downtown, Midtown, Corktown, Eastern Market and New Center).

The winning photograph from each district will be featured on and the photographer will receive a $100 gift certificate. One grand prize winner will receive a $250 gift certificate in addition to having their photography featured on and Dig Downtown promotional materials.

The contest is part of an overall campaign to raise awareness of the depth and quality of events and activities taking place in Downtown Detroit every day. Dig Downtown gives definition to greater Downtown Detroit, and for the first time gives a cohesive identity to its five districts (Downtown, Midtown, Corktown, Eastern Market and New Center) – all while showcasing the unique assets and characteristics of the individual districts.

Dig Downtown’s website, provides unique itineraries with insider tips for families, groups and individuals of all ages. The brochure lists a broad sampling of all of the food, fun and events taking place, as well as maps to help people get around in each district.

The first annual Dig Downtown Week kicked off Saturday, Oct. 16 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 24.  During Dig Downtown Week, metro Detroiters are encouraged to use Dig Downtown’s resources to plan and customize their own Downtown experience. A comprehensive list of this week’s outstanding lineup of events is available on


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