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Tampa BayCycle photography contest scheduled

By Times Staff Writer
Published January 11, 2008



Tampa BayCycle will host its first BayCycle Photography Contest. The competition is open to people interested in photography and bicycling. Participants should submit an 8- by 10-inch photograph along with a digital copy on CD to BayCycle Photography Contest, New North Transportation Alliance, University of South Florida, 4202 E Flower Ave., CUT 100, Tampa, FL 33620.

Photographs can be color or black and white and must have been taken in the Tampa Bay area. A bicycle or part of a bicycle must be included in the pictures. All entries must be postmarked no later than March 30. Winners will be contacted by April 23. Prizes are a combination of bike gear and gift certificates. Winning photographs will be displayed at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 200 N Tampa St., in May. The fee is $10 per entry; $5 for students. Participants can submit up to five images per entry. For more information, call Julie Bond at 974-9799 or visit


Tampa Film Review celebrates local films

The Tampa Film Review celebrates four years of showcasing independent local films today.

The event is free and open to the public at International Bazaar, 1600 E Eighth Ave., from 8 to 10 p.m. The "Best of 2007" will be preceded by live music and refreshments at 7 p.m. Filmmakers will attend the ceremony to accept their awards.

The following awards, named in honor of legendary Tampa artists, will be presented:

La Gaceta Award for the Most Socially Conscious Film goes to A Man in the Attic by Ali Imran Zaidi; Cesar Gonzmart Award for Best Musical Score goes to Al-Vi-Ne-Al by Zeke Lever and George Tsalickis; Bud Lee Award for Best Cinematography goes to Ground-Up Films; Rando Hatton Award for Best Horror Film goes to Near the End by Eli T. Pena; Tony Garcia Award for Best Comedy goes to Pawn'd by Sean Michael Davis; Adela Gonzmart Award for Best On-Screen Performance male and female goes to Rod Griffin and Kendall Ganey; "Salty" Sol Fleischman Award for Best Young Filmmaker goes to Beneath the Surface by Jonathan Vazquez; Joe Lala Award for Best Music Video goes to Soulidium directed by Marcus Koch and produced by Joe Davison; International Bazaar Award for Best Family Film goes to Meet Pino by Ben Rosa and Pino Gheppeto; and Best Drama goes to The Apple Tree directed by Jesse Newman. Stefan Abbot receives the Rene Gonzalez Award for Best Director, as well as the Martinez-Ybor Award for Best Film for his Gunn Highway.

The honoree for the Ferdie Pacheco Lifetime Achievement Award will be named at the ceremony. For more information, call the bazaar at 241-8292.


Seminar addresses issues in parenting

University of South Florida professor and child psychologist Dr. Kathi Armstrong and Don Murray will address different parenting issues during "Why Aren't My Child's Listening Ears On?" The free parenting workshop is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 2901 W Swann Ave. The pair will discuss skills and techniques to improve listening behaviors in children and parents. A question-and-answer session will follow the lecture, and attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the 20 Minutes to Effective Parenting DVD by Murray, the founder of Milestones for Life. To register, call 839-5408 or e-mail

[Last modified January 11, 2008, 00:19:29]

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