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Students and amateur photographers invited to submit to four Baynanza contests to celebrate Biscayne Bay

MIAMI ( December 12, 2019 )

The Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory & Economic Resources has partnered with Vizcaya Museum and Gardens once again to hold four design contests in commemoration of Baynanza, now in its 38th year. The four contests are the following: elementary school bookmark design contest; middle school poster design contest; high school t-shirt design contest; and the amateur photography contest, which is open to all ages.

Baynanza is a celebration of Biscayne Bay and its significance as one of the most important ecological systems in South Florida. While Baynanza includes more than 25 great events spanning over five weeks throughout March and April, the Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day event, which will take place on April 18, 2020, has become nearly synonymous with this celebration. This year, Baynanza is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  

These design contests aim to encourage participants to share their interpretation of the importance of Biscayne Bay, as well as the need to preserve and protect it. All Miami-Dade elementary, middle and high schoolers are eligible to participate in the student contests. The deadline for all four contests is December 20, 2019. The winners will be announced at the Baynanza kickoff ceremony in March at Vizcaya.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a National Historic Landmark that preserves the Miami estate of agricultural industrialist James Deering to engage our community and its visitors in learning through the arts, history and the environment.

More information on Baynanza is available at the Baynanza website. Contest requirements and submission information is available at the Vizcaya website.