Solidaridad's Secretary of Culture is inviting the general public to participate in a photography contest called "The Magic of Quintana Roo". Amateur and pro photographers are especially encouraged to participate by submitting their favorite images of the landscapes, people, natural surroundings and scenery that highlights the natural beauty, tourism, ecology and overall magic of our amazing state of Quintana Roo.

The contest us being held as part of the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the creation of Quintana Roo as a free and sovereign state. Participants must be at least 16 years old with proof of residence in the municipality of Solidaridad. They may submit one photo per contestant with a minimum resolution of 2,500 by 1,667 pixels in digital format to the Playa del Carmen Cultural Center facilities, located at Avenida CTM and Avenida 115, across from Plaza Las Americas, or e-mail their submissions to along with an attached copy of their ID and proof of residence (water bill, electric bill, etc), in addition to their contact info. The final day for turning in contest submissions is Friday, November 14, 2014.

Playa del Carmen photography 

The names of the winners will be announced on November 20, 2014 through the social media channels of the Dirección de Cultura de Solidaridad (Solidaridad Secretary of Culture) and through personal notification. Prizes are as follows:

First Place: Award and a weekend stay for 2 people at the Riu hotel

Second Place: Award, a stay at Hotel Fusion and 2-person admission to Xcaret eco park

Third Place: Award and 2-person admission to Xcaret eco park

Whether your photo is named a winner or not, there will be a selection of photos that will later be displayed to the general public so the people of Solidaridad can view the beautiful artistic talent and perspective of the participants, as well as the beauty and magic of our state.