Arts & Entertainment: Vote on the ‘253-style’ Photo Contest

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  • 103 Opera Alley winter night downtown

  • 104 My submission for the 253-style is a photo of our home, welcoming my husband back from his deployment. To me this is 253 - honoring and celebrating our military.

  • 105 This is our life. We love living in Tacoma! With parks and amenities all around, the best times are still found right at home around good neighborhoods and family.

  • 106 Klover Jane, Tacoma Rock and Roll band, performing at the second annual Rock and Rally for the Troops 2012, a benefit supporting severely wounded service members.

  • 107 Morris McCollum (Mr. Mac) is the epitome of the 253 swag. His style is all T-town from the hats to the shows. When I thought about what/who could represent the 253-style I immediately thought of Mr. Mac.

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  • 109 Tacoma Narrows Bridges! These bridges have so much history and are famous all over the US (well one of them is) But they are Tacoma's Bridges and when you drive over them, the scenery is never the same, never boring and is enjoyed by everyone! They ARE the 253.

  • 110 Taken inside Union Station in HDR.

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  • 112 Some of Tacoma's gems

  • 113 Taken at Cheney Stadium as we walked to remember our little girl who went to heaven...

  • 114 New Tacoma resident Ly Nguyen in the heart of Tacoma's iconic "Water Forest" at the Museum of Glass. After 7 years disrepair, the repaired Water Forest readily demonstrates that the sculpture was well worth the time and effort of restoring.

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  • 116 My photo represents a rustic yet artistic view of 253. We get down and look good doing it. =)

  • 117 Old time architecture and even older mountain.

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  • 119 The view of the mountain from Tacoma.

  • 120 old City Hall has been around for about as long as Tacoma. I think sometimes it gets lost among our other landmarks like Union Station or the Tacoma Dome, but it's still an incredibly beautiful building.

  • 121 My 2 favorite things about Tacoma, magical and gritty all at the same time.

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The time is here. Vote for the photo that you think best represents the "253 style" either by sending in an email to Steve Dunkelberger at, or liking the images on Facebook or commenting with the images number on our homepage at

The top five vote getters will receive two tickets to Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions 2012coming to the KeyArena on Sunday, Sept. 23.

Winners will be announced and their photos published in our Sept. 21 issue.


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