Downtown Chandler was divided into 20 grids. 20 photographers were selected and given three months to submit a minimum of one photo per grid. The result? More than 650 photographs were submitted displaying both the beauty and occasional oddities of Chandler.
Those photos were eligible to win one of five awards (linked to winners):
- Photographer’s Choice – Douglas Smith
- Youth Choice – Stephanie Simmons
- Mayor’s Choice – Ryan Lusher
- Judge’s Choice – Jeff Rivers
- People’s Choice – Arianna Grainey
Additionally, each photographer chose their best photo to be framed and matted as a token of their participation in the event.
The winning photographs, as well as each photographer’s chosen shot, will be displayed in Gangplank during the Chandler Block Party this Saturday. The five award photographs will be put up for silent auction to benefit the Downtown Chandler Community Foundation.
Thank you to everyone who voted in the people’s choice award, as well as supported these amazing photographers as they braved the summer heat to capture every inch of Downtown Chandler.