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Winners Announced for Bicycle Master Plan Photo Contest

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Photos will become part of the Bicycle Master Plan and Planning Department documents

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is pleased to announce the three winners of the Bicycle Master Plan Photo Contest. They are Lynn Ho of Burtonsville for the best family and kid photos; Kenneth Woodard of Kensington, MD for the best commuter photo; and Scott Wilets of Bethesda for the best recreation and other category photos.

Their images were selected by the public through a process of online voting in November and December 2016. The five winning shots were drawn from a group of 15 semifinalist photos chosen by a jury of professional planners and photographers. Nearly 60 photos were submitted and more than 400 votes were cast during the contest over the three-week online voting period.

The winners will receive $100 in gift cards for each winning photo and their images will be promoted on social media. All photos will be eligible to be included in the Bicycle Master Plan and other Planning Department documents.

About the Winning Photos

Best Family Photo:

Lynn Ho took this photo in Burtonsville, MD during fall 2015 when her family biked from their house to Burger King for breakfast. “It was the first real road biking experience for our kids,” says Ho. View the photo.

Best Kid Photo:

Lynn Ho shot this image in her Burtonsville neighborhood during February 2016. “We bicycle all year round, even if there is snow still on the ground,” she says. View the photo.

Best Commuter Photo:

Kenneth Woodard photographed his colleague Katharina Matro arriving to teach history at the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda. Having grown up in Germany, Matro chose this European-style bicycle for its comfortable ride and wears her work clothes for the commute. View the photo.

Best Recreation Photo:

Scott Wilets photographed this group pedaling toward Poolesville. View the photo.

Best Other Photo:

Scott Wilets took this photo, titled “Shady Character on the Saturday Ride,” in August 2016 on Comus Road during a ride to Sugarloaf Mountain. View the photo.

View all of the winning photos and learn more about the Bicycle Master Plan.

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