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Kensington Winners

We received 70 entries for the A Day in the Life of Kensington Photo Contest, a joint project of the Montgomery County Planning Department and the Town of Kensington. Judges considered composition, creativity, technical quality, and how the entries reflect the Town of Kensington before selecting winners and honorable mentions.

The contest highlights original amateur photographs taken in Kensington and environs between June 15, 2009 and September 15, 2009. All submissions have the potential to become part of the Town of Kensington Sector Plan or Department or Town documents, posters and websites.



  • Adult Category
    1st Place: Kurtis Cross’s “Girl Versus Sprinkler”
    2nd Place: Katie Rangos’ “Monarch”
    3rd Place: Dorie Silber’s “Dancing in the Parade
  • Youth
    Marjorie McCurry’s “Tire Swing in Spring”

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General Rules

  • All photographs must be taken in the Town of Kensington.
  • Participants must be residents living within that contest area.
  • All under-18 contest participants must join the youth contest and have their forms submitted — or agreement to our online terms and conditions confirmed — by their parent or legal guardian.
  • M-NCPPC employees and their immediate family members and Town of Kensington employees and their immediate families are not eligible.
  • All photographs must be taken between June 15, 2009 and September 15, 2009.
  • Each participant must not submit more than five photos and is eligible to win only one prize.

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Anytime Fitness
Chesapeake Framing Company
Jahann and Sons Persian Rugs
Old Town Kensington Merchants Association

Weisser Glass Studio & Gallery

All Books Considered
Ayoub Carpet & Rugs
Café 1894
Grant Antiques
Kensington Row Bookshop
Master Weaver Mahbod Foroosh of the Textile and Rug Museum
Onslow Square Antiques
Sparrows Antiques

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Use Rights

Entries must be submitted by the original photographer. Photos will be credited to the photographer named in the entry form in initial publicity, although the agency may not always run photo credits in all subsequent uses.

Submission of the photo and signature on the entry form grants the Montgomery County Planning Department and the Town of Kensington unlimited rights to use the images in perpetuity. Some of the uses of any submitted photo, regardless of whether it wins the contest, may include: 1) displaying the photo at public events, such as the county fair; 2) displaying the photo at one of our agency buildings; 3) posting a low-res copy of the image at our website; 4) publishing the image in Planning Department or Town of Kensington brochures, master plans and other publications; 5) other uses to be determined.

Entries will never be used by the Montgomery County Planning Department or the Town of Kensington for profit. In the event that ownership of any photograph submitted is contested in any manner, the department retains the right to disqualify that photograph. No entries will be returned, and no additional fees or other forms of compensation beyond an initial contest award will be forthcoming. In future uses, we may crop, rotate or otherwise alter images to fit various formats.

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