Day 2015


Montgomery Community Media is preparing for the third annual, “Day in the Life of Montgomery County,” which is set for Wednesday, April 22. MCM invites local shutterbugs, professional and amateur photographers alike to help capture what your day is like in Montgomery County.

Email your images and videos to

We welcome all photographs and videos. Use your mobile device or your best digital camera, it does not matter. Remember, the best camera you have is the one in your hand at the moment!

Rules Specific to “A Day in the Life of Montgomery County”

  1. All photos must be taken on April 22, from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. within the borders of Montgomery County, Maryland.
  2. Entries must be submitted by noon Thursday, April 23.
  3. There is no limit on the number of photos a person can submit.
  4. Submissions can be made by email to, one email for each photo.
  5. Photos and videos can also be uploaded directly via our “You Report” page. A quick registration is required.
  6. Only digital photos will be accepted (no prints or scans).
  7. All submissions are subject to MCM’s Contributed Content Policy.

Recommendations (Help us showcase your photo.):

  1. Please submit full-size resolution images. Recommended image size is at least 1024 x 768 pixels, JPEG or PNG format.
  2. We ask that each photo be accompanied by a short description, including a title and photographer‘s name in subject line of email. In the body of your email, include a brief description of the photo, location, date and time. This information will be available with your photo on

Our Sponsors:
“A Day in the Life of Montgomery County” is sponsored by the Montgomery County Employees Federal Credit Union (MC EFCU), Giant and Pasternak & Fidis.

MCE logo smallThe Montgomery County Employees Federal Credit Union (MC EFCU) is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution, dedicated to serving Montgomery County government employees, local employee groups and their families. Recently, MC EFCU expanded its charter to be able to serve additional public sector employees from Montgomery County agencies, including employees and retirees from both Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery College. Please visit for more information about MC EFCU.


giant food logoGiant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 170 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 170 stores are 156 full-service pharmacies. Giant opened the first supermarket in our nation’s capital in 1936 and celebrated its 78th anniversary in 2014.

Over the course of 2014, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $14.9 million in combined cash and product donations, including contributions from customers, vendors and associates—an increase from $13 million in 2013. As part of its ongoing better neighbor and responsible retailing efforts, Giant is committed to supporting organizations that help eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children throughout the communities it serves.

As a food retailer, Giant recognizes the important role it can play in hunger relief efforts. In 2014, donations to regional food bank partners and local pantries accounted for 59% or $8.8 million of Giant’s overall donations. Of the hunger-related donations, approximately 95% were safe consumable food donations such as bakery items and frozen meat to regional food bank partners. With Giant’s Meat the Needs program, the grocer freezes meat that would otherwise go unsold, but is still safe to consume, and donates it to regional food bank partners. In 2014, a total of 354,902 pounds of meat were diverted from landfills and onto the plates of those in need.

Giant is a member of the Ahold USA group, whose parent company is Royal Ahold of the Netherlands. Ahold USA supports four regional Divisions – Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop New York Metro, Giant Landover, and Giant Carlisle – that together operate nearly 775 supermarkets with approximately 120,000 associates in 14 states and the District of Columbia along with Peapod, the nation’s leading e-commerce grocery shopping/delivery service.


PF_logo_wTag_4c(200x59)Since its founding in 1980, Pasternak & Fidis has built its reputation on unparalleled service to individuals, families and businesses in the Washington, D.C. area. The firm offers each client personalized and effective representation in three areas of expertise.

From four lawyers in 1980, Pasternak & Fidis has grown to fifteen attorneys in three practice groups — Estate Planning and Administration, Divorce and Family Law, and Business, Real Estate, and Litigation.

Pasternak & Fidis is committed to remaining the type of firm it has always been — large enough to handle clients’ needs and small enough to provide personal service.

Pasternak & Fidis lawyers have been regularly named to lists of best estate planning lawyers and best family lawyers by Washingtonian and Bethesda magazines, Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. The Estate Planning and Administration Group includes four Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). The Divorce and Family Law Group includes two Fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).