Take your best shot: downtown Scottsdale contest begins

(File photo)

(File photo)

This spring, people from around Arizona and the nation will flock to Scottsdale for shopping, sustenance, sun and spring training.

From the first pitch in March to the Scottsdale Culinary Festival in April, downtown Scottsdale will be in the center of it all. From great shopping, to delicious culinary experiences, to fun nightlife outings, the downtown district offers something for everyone.

To celebrate the people and events, the city is challenging photographers to “take their best shot.” And, through a partnership with www.capturemyarizona.com, photographers can capture the sights and sounds, the people and events, the excitement that comes from a place that is as welcoming as it is beautiful and share them with everyone.

The contest, “Take your best shot…in Downtown Scottsdale,” will run from the beginning of Cactus League Spring Training on March 1 through the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, which takes place on April 17-18, according to a press release.

Sponsored by Arizona PBS, “Capture My Arizona” is an online community of people who love to take, share and publish their photos via capturemyarizona.com. Joining the digital photographic community and participating in the contest is free.

Members to the site are able to upload photos to compete in contests for prizes, showcase their photography on a digital platform and vote on submissions by other photographers.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and with this new challenge, photographers will have the opportunity to tell the story of Downtown Scottsdale through vibrant images, where words are not needed. Submissions to the contest may be used to decorate storefronts in the downtown district or used to promote downtown activities.

Visit caputuremyarizona.com to learn how to get involved.

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