City Launches

The City of Boynton Beach, Fla., has launched a photo project using social media designed to showcase what makes the City a unique community through the eyes of its residents and visitors.

Online PR News – 30-September-2010 – – The City of Boynton Beach, Fla., has launched “Take Pride in Boynton,” a photo project designed to showcase what makes Boynton Beach a unique community through the eyes of its residents and visitors. Using the social media website Flickr, the City has created several “groups” to which it is asking the public to upload their original photos of Boynton Beach. The photos will be displayed on the City’s website, social media sites and be used in City publications. Photographers will be given credit where possible.

“’Take Pride in Boynton’ is an extraordinary opportunity to show a worldwide audience the quality of life that people who live, work, play and visit our City enjoy because the pride they take in the community is evident in their photography,” said City Public Affairs Director Wayne Segal. “We encourage the public to participate and submit their photos to either of our groups – “Boynton Around Town” or “Go Green Boynton.”

The first group is for general themes and topics. The second group is meant to show what individuals, businesses and organizations in the City are doing to conserve resources and demonstrate environmental sustainability.

To take part, people will need to already have or create a free Flickr account at They will then upload their photos to their own account, join the City’s groups and also upload their photos to the group’s pool. Photographers are asked to share where the photo was taken and to provide a description of the content. Finally, they are asked to add a tag for the category so that it’s easy for people to find pictures other than by looking at the group pools, and a special tag if they wish their photos to be considered for use by the City. By publishing the photos in their own Flickr account, people control them and the comments they receive.

More information is available on the City's website.