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Best of Pinellas Cell Phone Photo Contest Sponsored by Best Buy and Canvas Zoo

Posted By Jerri Menaul, Canvas Zoo, Sunday, November 4, 2012

Local art gallery and Best Buy Sponsor Cell Phone Photography Contest to Benefit The Pinellas Education Foundation and celebrate 100 Years of Pinellas County

CLEARWATER, FL., Nov. 4, 2012 -  Canvas Zoo - a fine art printer and studio in Clearwater has teamed up with seven Best Buy stores in Pinellas County to sponsor "The Best of Pinellas” - a cell phone photography contest to benefit The Pinellas Education Foundation. 

The contest, starting Nov. 4, 2012, is designed to show off what you love best about Pinellas. If you don’t live in Pinellas County, no worries. Anyone can participate. Those who wish to enter simply have to capture cell phone photos showing the best of living, working and playing here. 

There are three categories to show off your photography skills: Best of Places, Best of People and Pets, and Best of Life. Now go outside and get inspired. By doing so you are helping to provide more opportunity for students in Pinellas Public Schools. 

To enter "The Best of Pinellas” cell phone photography contest visit, text or e-mail your photo to or The contest opens Nov. 4, 2012 and ends Dec. 26, 2012. There is a $1 fee per entry and voting is $1 per vote (with a five vote minimum) - benefiting the Pinellas Education Foundation. Check the website for more information on categories and how to submit your photos. 

Photos voted "the best” in each category win prizes such as a cell phone from Best Buy (up to $699 value), $150 cash, and more! You could even be featured in an art gallery show at Canvas Zoo in January! What are you waiting for? Get out your cell phone and get creative. 

The Pinellas Education Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501 © 3 organization, whose mission is to enhance and improve educational opportunities in Pinellas County Schools. Founded in 1986 by Chairman Emeritus, Dr. Gus A. Stavros, the Pinellas Education Foundation has raised more than $120 million to support the students and teachers of Pinellas County Schools and is consistently ranked among the top public school education foundations in the United States. For more information of the foundation, please visit, 

Best Buy strives  to provide positive experiences that will help teens excel in school and develop 21st century skills which will result in richer lives and a better future. 

Canvas Zoo is a fine art studio and printer that believes that people should surround themselves with art that makes their heart happy. Canvas Zoo is known nationwide for their quality photo restorations and canvas collages. Canvas Zoo is located at 1750 N. Hercules Ave., Clearwater, Fla., 33765   

For more information please contact Jerri at Canvas Zoo (727) 797-1199, Or visit, or 

For more information on celebrating the Pinellas County Centennial visit, 

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