CL Visions Photo & Video Contest: Last day to enter — and vote!

  • Jonathan P. Drago's portrait of his grandfather was one of the finalists in the 2012 CL Visions photo contest.

Photographers and filmmakers, today's your last chance to enter Creative Loafing's annual photo & video contest, CL Visions. Win $300, a show at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts or a screening at the Gasparilla International Film Festival. The deadline to enter is today, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. at

In keeping with CL's 25th birthday festivities, both contests invite you to do what we’ve been doing for 25 years: Go local.

Focus on the faces and places, the telling details or the big pictures in the Tampa Bay area. Local colors, flavors, heroes, legends. Local artists, shops, scandals, headlines. Local lights, lingo, flora, fauna.

Or none of the above: Just take a picture or make a video that says what “local” means to you.

But do it soon: You've only got a few hours left to win money, prestige and the official recognition that you are the Bay area's Cartier-Bresson — or the Tampa Bay Tarantino.

And this is also your last day to vote for your favorite photos or videos. Voting opened on Feb. 20 and continues through the end of the day today, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. Both the judges' and the readers' winners receive cash prizes and recognition from CL, as well as being part of either the museum exhibition or the film festival. Vote at — just look for the "Vote" tab just above the CL Visions logo on the Photo Contest page and the Video Contest page.

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