Major League Baseball's 2015 All-Star Game
is little more than a month away, but don’t wait until July to share your love of the game with others.
The American Institute of Architects’ Cincinnati chapter
(AIA) is sponsoring a competition titled "Fields of Dreams"
so baseball fans can highlight their own stories through photos that showcase the built environment surrounding the game. Photos can range in composition — everything from the design of professional stadiums to the dugouts at local parks.
Contest submissions are $10 each and benefit Butler County Challenger Baseball
, a league designed to “meet the needs of children and young adults from 5 to 22 years of age with special needs.”
If you’re not submitting a photo but just want to support your favorite entry, each vote will cost you $1 and also benefit the Challenger league.
For Butler County Challenger President Alan Lakamp, whose son has Down syndrome, the league is particularly special because it enables kids to live out their dreams.
“It’s every child's dream to be a able to play the great game of baseball,” Lakamp says. “When these kids come out to our baseball fields, they are baseball players and have no disability.”
Voting ends June 15 at 11:59 p.m. Winning photographers receive cash prizes and a chance to be featured in a public exhibition during All-Star Weekend in July.
your photos in the "Fields of Dreams" contest.
• View entries and vote
for your favorite photo prior to 11:59 p.m. June 15.
• Support Butler County Challenger Baseball by donating