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Winners announced for the 2013 Downtown in Focus photo contest

A total of 177 photographs depicting Dayton's center city were entered in the 2013 edition of Downtown in Focus, a photo contest aimed at finding new and distinctive shots of our downtown. Photographers from throughout the Miami Valley and beyond submitted photos in amateur and professional divisions. The Downtown Dayton Partnership and City of Dayton sponsored the contest, with additional support from Business Furniture, Dayton Daily News and Kaplan College.

Congratulations to the winners:

  • Downtown Living - Images showcasing downtown's dining and nightlife scene, urban housing or anything else unique to living and playing downtown
  • I (Heart) Downtown - Photographs featuring your favorite downtown places, people, architecture, things... anything and everything you love about downtown Dayton
  • Skyline - Images featuring the best views of downtown Dayton's skyline
  • Dayton Original Award - Special award selected by City of Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell

Judges also selected 57 photographs as "Honorable Mentions." Most of those can be viewed on the Downtown Dayton Facebook page.

Best in Show winners each received a $250 cash prize. The City of Dayton honored the Dayton Original winner with a gift basket of Dayton Originals commemorative items.

Contest winners were recognized at the September 20 Urban Nights.

All entries were displayed in a special exhibit in the Kettering Tower lobby during Urban Nights.