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July photo contest: art in public places

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Left to right: A man juggles fire at the Halifax International Busker Festival (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press; Dennis Oppenheim's controversial Device to Root Out Evil, which looks like an upside-down church, caused a stir in Vancouver (Benkay/Flickr); Graffiti believed to be by famed British graffiti artist Banksy is seen on a wall in Toronto (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

Public art is woven into the fabric of daily life, like colourful buttons on an otherwise ordinary sweater. These works engage art buffs and curious onlookers alike -- turning heads, slowing speed walkers and inspiring debate.

Have you ever seen an example of renegade knitting? Or gardens planted in potholes? Or a chalkboard inviting you to write down something you'd like to do before you die?

Perhaps a controversial installation made you angry. Or maybe a brilliant street performance inspired you.

If a work of art in a public place catches your eye this July, we'd love to see it, too. Let us know where you saw the work and why it spoke to you (or didn't!).

We'll be posting your best shots each week day for the rest of July. At the end of the month, we'll select five finalists and ask you to vote for your favourite.

logo-shop-eng.pngThe contest winner will receive a prize courtesy of the CBC Shop.

How to enter

Upload your images using the form below, or visit our CBC Your News Community page to upload them directly to the "July photo contest" category. If you haven't joined, it's easy to do so. And if you are a member, well, you already know what to do.

If all else fails, you can also submit images to

Please note: Only Canadian residents will be eligible for the final prize.

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