Wayland Wins $1,000 in Michigan Main Street Photo Contest

WAYLAND, Michigan – Wayland Main Street/Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has been selected as a winner in Michigan Main Street’s annual photo contest. Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) created the contest to allow Michigan communities to showcase their downtown revitalization efforts and highlight their accomplishments as Main Street communities.

The entry period was held November 5, 2019 through January 18, 2019 for five different categories: Economic Vitality, Organization, Design, Promotion and Active Downtown. To be eligible for the photo contest, communities were required to be either a Select or Master Level Main Street Community in the Michigan Main Street program. “As a Master Level community we are thrilled to win a contest that celebrates the amazing volunteers that pull together to revitalize our downtown”.

Wayland was the winner of the Organization category, which focused on Main Street volunteers, organizational fundraising campaigns and Main Street Communities’ efforts to increase awareness for their local organizations. Wayland Main Street/Downtown Development Authority received $1,000 for its winning submission. The winning photo, which features multiple volunteers painting the dahlia mural during the summer of 2018, can be viewed on Wayland Main Street’s Facebook page.

For more information contact, Ingrid Miller, Executive Director, at 888.417.6653 or Ingrid.miller@downtownwayland.com.

About Wayland Main Street

Wayland Main Street organizes and implements a holistic revitalization program for Downtown Wayland. We are friends and neighbors pulling together in a grassroots organization powered by community business and property owners, employees and volunteers, and residents and visitors of all ages. We are building legacy by encouraging and catalyzing preservation, investment and development. We are hometown folks celebrating place by bringing people together at special events, promoting awareness and involvement, and instilling pride in Wayland.