Help us find South Florida's best block
South Florida has many great examples of urban blocks; we don't always need to look to other cities and regions for inspiration. New mixed-use spaces and urban projects are slowly changing the landscape, connecting existing neighborhoods and stitching up new ones. But what makes an urban block great? We thought we'd ask you about your favorite urban block.
Which South Florida block has all the right urban elements? Miami Herald reporter Andres Viglucci wrote a story that details what a great urban block should include. Here's your chance to name your favorite urban block in South Florida. $3000 in cash prizes are in store, and we'll host a block party at the block named "South Florida's Best Block".
Five judges will select the top three video and photo block submissions, and each will receive a cash prize of $600, $500, and $400 respectively. Judges will later pick South Florida's Best Block, and the overall winning block gets a block party.
How to Enter:
Fill out the form below and hit submit. By participating in the contest, you become part of the Public Insight Network, which allows you to share your insights for Miami Herald and WLRN stories. To learn more about your membership perks, visit miamiherald.com/insight.
- Fill out all fields on the form.
- If submitting a photo, please upload to Instagram first and include the hashtag #sfbestblock. - Photo must be accompanied by a no more than 250-word explanation of why this is South Florida's best urban block, both as a caption on Instagram and on the form. - If submitting a video, the clip must be no more than 1.5 minutes. Please upload to YouTube and include the link in the form. - Video must have accompanying text of no more than 250-words explaining why this is South Florida's best urban block both as a caption on YouTube, and in the form. - The entry must be received by midnight on September 17. Submissions received after midnight will not be considered.
- There will be 3 photo cash prizes, and 3 video cash prizes totaling $3000. -1st place photo and video receive $600 each, 2nd place photo and video receive $500 each, and 3rd place photo and video receive $400 each. - Judges will choose an overall winning block from all the submissions and hold a block party in its honor. - Employees of The Miami Herald, WLRN, Townhouse Center and The Knight Foundation are not eligible to enter.
Deadline to Enter:
EXTENDED: Monday, September 17 at midnight.
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