Photo Contest Winners 2015

Winners!

I’m excited to finally announce the winners of the Provo Photo Contest! The top 30 photos are available for everyone to see in my latest blog post announcing the Photo Contest Finalists. You can also view all of the photos in the following Facebook Galleries: Provo Life Gallery, Provo Scenery Gallery, Provo Architecture Gallery.

Because we had so many beautiful pictures submitted, instead of just offering 1st place prizes, we have added a 2nd place prize and 3rd place prize! The Overall Best Photo will receive $500, 1st Place will receive $300, 2nd Place will receive $100, 3rd Place will receive $50. The Mayor’s Office will be contacting the winners through email.

And now for the moment you all have been waiting for —

Overall Best Photo

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Overall Best Photo: Christina Bartholomew

Provo Scenery

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First Place: Dakota Williams

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Second Place: Jacob Keele

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Third Place: Amber Smith

Provo Life

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First Place: Alice Cannon

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Second Place: Laci Gibbs

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Third Place: Emma McAdam

Provo Architecture

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First Place: Beau Sorensen

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Second Place: Carey Moore

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Third Place: Jason Lewis

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Third Place: Melissa Hernandez

PROVO’S TASTE OF THE VALLEY 2015

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Join the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce for its 21st Annual Taste of the Valley! This year’s event takes festival-goers on a true culinary adventure by featuring the chefs, restaurants and food trucks that give Utah Valley its true personality and flavor.

Food lovers of all ages are invited to join Taste of the Valley this September in celebrating the variety of the local restaurant scene while savoring what makes this event the yummiest day of the year. The annual event will held on Saturday, September 12, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Provo (Center Street from University Avenue to 200 East).

*Taste of the Valley is now a fundraising event for nonprofit charities! We are pleased to partner with the Food and Care CoalitionCenterPoint Students, and Operation Underground Railroad.

EVENT ADMISSION

  • $15 General Admission – Your General Admission ticket lets you sample food and drink from every vendor plus access all the entertainment.
  • $25 Fast Pass: The Fast Pass ticket allows event goers to bypass all food lines and go directly to the front.
  • $60 Family Pack: The Family 5 Pack grants full access to Taste of the Valley for five people at a discounted rate!

Tickets are available online at tasteofthevalleyutah.com/event/taste-of-the-valley, at the Chamber office at 111 S. University Avenue in Provo, and at the event. For more information, contact the Chamber Office at (801) 851-2555.

$40,129

We did it! Last night we raised over $40,000 to end homelessness in Provo! This is so amazing and couldn’t have been possible without support from some amazing sponsors. Thanks to our Title Sponsor: Utah Valley Regional Medical Center for their generous donation! And a shout out to our sponsors: Google Fiber, Nu Skin, Zion’s Bank, Duncan Aviation, Swire Coca-Cola and The Daily Herald. Without their support and contributions we couldn’t have reached our goal in 16 days. I’d also like to thank Provo residents for their donations. We’ve had ticket purchases anywhere from $10 to $1,000. It’s amazing what kind of impact a contribution here and …

Time to Party!

Can I have a drumroll please?!! I’m excited to announce that last night we reached our goal to raise $25,000 for housing to end homelessness in Provo! This is so amazing and couldn’t have been possible without support from some amazing sponsors. First I’d like to thank our Title Sponsor: Utah Valley Regional Medical Center for their generous donation! And a shout out to our sponsors: Google Fiber, Nu Skin, Zion’s Bank, Duncan Aviation, and Swire Coca-Cola. Without their support and contributions we couldn’t have reached our goal in 16 days. I’d also like to thank Provo residents for their donations. We’ve …

Activities Map & Event Details!

Last night we had another huge donor for the Mayor’s Night at the Rec Center! I’d like to give a shout-out to Nu Skin for donating $3,000! We are now 96% funded!! We are so close to reaching our goal to raise $25,000 for housing to end homelessness in Provo! I need your help! Donate now & claim your tickets at HOUSINGFIRSTPROVO.ORG. 100% of ALL proceeds of the ticket sale go to support the Utah County Housing First Fund. (Kids 5 and under get in free!) Dates to Keep In Mind Even though yesterday was the last day to claim VIP Dinner Tickets, …

4 more days!

Can you believe it? We only have 4 more days till the big event, The Mayor’s Night at the Rec Center! So have you got your tickets yet?! In case you haven’t heard – I’m throwing an after-hour party at the Provo Recreation Center on Friday, August 28 to raise money to end homelessness in Provo! And the best part – 100% of ALL proceeds from the ticket sales will go to support the Utah County Housing First Fund! (If you would like to learn more about the event and the “Housing First” initiative, check out my previous blog post here.) So far …

Provo Photo Contest Finalists

Shout-out to everyone who took the time to vote for their favorite Provo photos during the Public Voting Period! The top-rated entries (photos with the most likes and comments) were given to the Provo Photo Contest Judges Panel to evaluate each entry, votes, and comments received. After much deliberation I’m excited to reveal the Finalists for the Provo Photo Contest! First, Second, and Third Place Winners will be announced on Monday, August 31, 2015. *Finalists aren’t listed in any particular order. Provo Scenery Finalists Provo Life Finalists Provo Architecture Finalists

Provo StartFest

With early-bird pricing about to expire, I wanted to personally invite you to attend StartFEST, the spiritual successor to StartSLC. Happening Aug. 31 – Sept. 5 in Downtown Provo, StartFEST will be a week-long startup festival with education, entertainment, adventure, collaboration, and fun. With over 125 events, 10 venues, 5 concerts, 70 (and counting) high-profile speakers, a hackathon, and so much more, I think StartFEST is going to be the can’t-miss Utah startup event of the year. Check out the current (and growing) schedule and incredible speakers lineup here: https://startfestival.com/schedule My office has created a special 25% discount for you …

South of Center Fest

Provo has put its name on the map for a lot of things lately – from music to tech to happy living. Now a few dilettantes have decided to put together a party to showcase the artists and makers in P-town and they are doing it in an area that is quickly becoming a gathering place for the creative type – South of Center. If you are an artist, maker or creative in Provo, apply. If you are a lover of art, mark your calendar and budget your support. Here are the Deets: On September 4-6 500 South (between 100W and Freedom Blvd) will …

Construction on University Ave Interchange begins Monday

Construction heads-up! University Avenue on-ramp to southbound Interstate 15 will be reduced to one lane starting Monday, August 24. Crews will be constructing the future connection of the Provo Westside Connector to the I-15 University Avenue interchange. Construction activities to modify the interchange will continue for up to three months. Also keep in mind – construction vehicles access the site from the University Avenue; I-15 South on ramp, from the Dike Road, 1100 West, and 3110 West. These roads have access points to the project which are designated for construction traffic only, all others please stay out of the construction …