City Seeks Your Vote For Favourite Cultural Kingston Photo

Published on: 2012/07/09 - in Featured Releases

Five resident-submitted photographs of “Cultural Kingston” have now been posted for public voting on the City’s website as part of the This is Your Kingston campaign to celebrate the redesign of the City’s site.

Each month during the re-build of the website, the City is posting five photos – out of the more than 300 images the city received during the campaign’s submission period this spring – on the “This is your Kingston” page on the City of Kingston website (where it is also linked to from the top banner) and asking the public to vote for its favourite. The chosen photograph is then featured as a “This is your Kingston” banner on the front of the site.

The new This is your Kingston banner showcases Krystal Dale’s photograph of the Royal Military College of Canada. Dale’s picture, taken from Fort Henry Hill, was the favourite in the campaign’s “Building & Architecture” category, receiving 364 votes of a total 1044 votes received during June.

The hard work of reorganizing information for the new City of Kingston website – due to be ready for action early in 2013 –  is now underway and will take a number of months.

In contention for the “Cultural Kingston” category, are (in alphabetical order):
– “Fort Henry Museum Room,”  by Megan Knott
– “Unveiling the restored Gaskin Lion,” by Lubomyr Luciuk
– “Friendly Giant Train Set” and “Military Communications and Electronics Museum,” both by Meredith Westcott
– “Flyers” by Jeffrey Yeung

Voting for this category closes at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 27.

The City’s new website design emphasizes easy navigation (on mobile devices, too), quick online access to City services, opportunities for interaction and a fresh look that highlights the vibrancy of Kingston.  The design is benefiting from an extensive public and stakeholder consultation process. This is the first redesign of the site in more than a decade.

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Release source: City of Kingston | Composition image Wikimedia Commons sources: iPad | Kingston City Hall