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The Rapidian's next Picturesque will run the entire month of July, asking Grand Rapidians to submit photos around a central theme: Summer Lovin'. This includes the beach, pool, vacation spots, summer scenery, food and drinks, holidays and anything you love about summer.
For the last Picturesque, there was a contest involved complete with prizes and there were a record-breaking number of photos submitted. This time, the ante is being upped once more as The Rapidian adds MLive Media Group and the Grand Rapids Press to the mix. For the Summer Lovin' Picturesque, select photos submitted to The Rapidian Picturesque gallery will also be added to the MLive site. Readers can create their own caption for the photos and leave it in a comment below the photo on MLive.
There will be two crowned winners at the end of this Picturesque: one winner for the best photo, the other for best caption. The best photo winner will be decided by comments, votes, tweets and Facebook shares on The Rapidian site. After the best photo is chosen, MLive will review all captions for that photo, and the winner will be decided.
Photo and caption winners will be announced online and will appear in The Grand Rapids Press. Other prizes will be awarded individually. The best photo will get a Rapidian swag bag, and the best caption an MLive swag bag.
I am a graduate of Grand Valley State University, holding a degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in History. I love writing stories that share the special or creative moments of our city. I am a mentor to other reporters as well. I am inspired by author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. for his words, sarcasm, perspective and legacy.