Shutterbugs and the passionate photographers, come and play on South Beach March 22nd for the 5th annual South Beach Photomarathon! This year the first clue is given out at 11am and the photographer can use their creativity to photograph related content. A clue will be given out meant to inspire interpretations of the subject. Last years clues were: Green, Refreshing, Wild, Style and Only on South Beach. Each hour a new clue will be given out and the event runs until 4pm that afternoon. The participants who register before March 13th get a discount on the entrance fee… read more here on the South Beach Photomarathon.
The competition allows amateurs and professionals a chance to show the sandy beaches, colorful characters and eclectic architecture in a different light. ”We want people to gain an interest in the art of photography and develop their creativity through the event. ‘Our main focus is creativity and we want people to have fun,” said Chendo Perez, president of Fotomission, the nonprofit organization that organizes the event.
Anyone from amateurs to professionals are asked to come out for a good cause supporting a portion of the proceeds go to Waiting Exhibition, which features artistic photos of foster children. Photographers may use any camera whether digital or film with participants having the chance to go around South Beaches culturally rich atmosphere and use there creativity. Any type of transportation is allowed and the day concludes at The Miami Beach Botanical Gardens where you turn in your film or digital camera card at 4pm. You have the ability to share your story (or listen) on how you captured your images at the cocktail party that evening. Last year 100 people took part in this event with the top 25 entries featured in the Tropicolor Gallery in MAY. There will also be prizes for the top three contestants.
Expect a diverse crowd both young & old with an amazing day of photography! Register here. I thought of finding a video to represent the South Beach Photomarathon but decided it was an oxymoron. This blog post inspired by The Miami Herald here.