HOW TO ENTER
To help The Miami Herald identify the best urban block in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, submit a photograph or short video of your favorite with a brief explanation of what makes it so. See the accompanying story for criteria.
Five judges will select the top three video and photo submissions, which will share $3,000 in cash prizes. The judges will also select South Florida’s Best Block, and that overall winner will get a block party.
The deadline to enter is Aug. 13, at midnight. Finalists will be announced at noon on Sept. 4.
Just for fun, an online vote will select a people’s choice from the finalists.
The judges will announce South Florida’s Best Block on Sept. 9.
For details and to enter the competition, go to miamiherald.com/bestblock.
The jury members
• Victor Dover cofounded Dover, Kohl & Partners Town Planning in 1987. His Coral Gables-based practice focuses on the creation and restoration of real neighborhoods as the basis for sound communities. He leads a consulting team creating Seven50, an ambitious blueprint for growth and prosperity in the seven counties of Southeast Florida over the next 50 years.
• Rick Gonzalez, president of REG Architects, opened his practice in downtown West Palm Beach in 1988. He is former chair of Florida’s Board of Architecture and Interior Design. His firm won awards for its restoration work on the 1916 Palm Beach County Courthouse and Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach.
• Tony Goldman, CEO of Goldman Properties, is known for sparking the transformation of depressed urban neighborhoods into thriving destinations over a 40-year career that has ranged from New York’s Upper West Side and Soho to South Beach and, most recently, the emerging arts district in Miami’s Wynwood.
• Arva Moore Parks, a Miami native with a master’s degree in history, has been researching and writing about South Florida for almost 40 years. A leading preservationist, she has played a role in protecting numerous South Florida landmarks. Parks is a past chair of Miami’s Planning Advisory Board.
• Gregory Stuart, executive director of the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization, has worked in transportation and land-use planning in the private and public sectors for more than 20 years. He has designed mixed-use projects and worked on redevelopment efforts with municipalities, counties and state agencies.
Miami Beachs elegant, historic Spanish Village on Española Way wins The Miami Heralds best urban block in South Florida competition, as West Palm Beachs resurgent Clematis Street also makes a strong showing.
The Goldman Prize for South Floridas Best Block:
Photos and videos of three famous South Florida streets won runner-up props in The Miami Heralds best block contest as expert jurors made their picks, with winners to be announced Saturday at a free public event in Wynwood.