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You take pictures every day (the dwindling space on your iPhone testifies to it). Maybe you even take some with an actual camera. Either way, why not enter Washington City Paper’s upcoming photography contest?

As in last year’s contest, we’re looking for photographs about or of D.C.—-photos that tell a compelling story, reveal a hidden corner of the city, or simply tell us something new about life in the District. Shots of cherry tree blossoms, in other words, will have to clear a very high bar.

Cool? There’s more: The winning photographs will be published in our Jan. 8 Fiction Issue—-which you should also enter—-and if we pick yours, you’ll earn a small cash prize.

Rules? We got ’em. Please submit up to three photos; if you send more than three, we won’t look at any. Images should be high-quality RGB JPEG files at the camera’s native resolution. We also aren’t interested in anything that smells of excessive post-production. And because someone’s going to ask: We will not accept animated GIFs. Staff photographer Darrow Montgomery will lead our panel of judges.

Send your photo, along with some contact info, to photos@washingtoncitypaper.com. The deadline is Dec. 16.

Photo by Hector Isaac