Picture your "Selfie" in Downtown Sanford Contest

Picture Your “SELFIE” in Downtown Sanford and Win! July 1-30, 2014


The Greater Regional Sanford Chamber of Commerce Downtown Business Council, in partnership with the City of Sanford, is sponsoring a month-long pop-culture event that uses the phenomena of SELFIE photography to engage the public with our historic downtown for a chance to win prizes and to have their selfie photographs exhibited at the nationally renowned Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery at 211 E. 1st St, Sanford, FL, US, 32771.


Residents and visitors are encouraged to take selfie photos with downtown Sanford settings and then post them to their favorite social media site with the hashtag #DTSS (acronym for DownTown Sanford Selfie).  During the month of July the Chamber will search cyberspace, collect the posted selfies and display contest appropriate entries on the newly created downtown Sanford Facebook page https://facebook.com/downtownsanford-fl.


At the end of July, the selfie entries will go through a double-jury process to highlight 25 particularly fun, interesting and creative photos which will go on tour, with the top three finalists receiving prizes.


Round 1 Jury:   Downtown Business Council of the Chamber of Commerce


Final Jury :

David Wheeler  -  Chairman of the Board, Downtown Arts District of Orlando

Megan Stepe -   Gallery Curator & Art History Professor, Seminole State College

Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon – Arts writer and Director/Curator at Jai Gallery

David Fithian – Curator of Exhibitions, Museum of Florida Art in DeLand.

Victoria Ackerman - Digital Media Professor, Seminole State College


The 25 finalists will be displayed in a pop culture exhibit at the Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery, which kicks-off with a grand reception, Saturday, August 9, from 6:00 – 8:00pm and a week-long exhibition at the Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery. From there the exhibit will travel to various gallery spaces and public venues throughout the region.


The official start of the “Picture Your SELFIE in Downtown Sanford” campaign is Tuesday, July 1st.  You are invited to come Downtown and get the ball rolling at exactly 12:00 noon, on Tuesday, July 1st. Stop and take a SELFIE somewhere in our historic downtown. 

For contest rules and prizes visit https://facebook.com/downtownsanford-fl.