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Your choice... which work of art depicts our fair city?

A COMPETITION to find an image, film, photo or composition that best encapsulates Dublin has been narrowed down to just 14 entries.

It is now up to the public to decide which of the original works most closely represents our fair city.

At stake is a grand prize of €10,000 which will go to the person deemed to have captured the spirit of the capital.

The judges include former special advisor to Mary Robinson, Bride Rosney, academic and senator Ivana Bacik and artist Robert Ballagh.


Run in conjunction with Dublin City Council, The Little Museum of Dublin and Tourism Ireland, the project will portray Dublin's unique characteristics in a "compelling, innovative and popular" way, the organisers say.

"Over the past four months, thousands of people have told us what they think is unique about Dublin, through film, animation, photography, graphic design, music and visual art. Our judges have narrowed the entries down to two in each category," they added.

The entries range from a humorous animation short to a graphic depicting Dublin in the shape of a heart, with its streets as arteries. An ominous-looking East Wall, Grand Canal Square in the fog and Liberty Hall as you've never seen it also feature. The public can vote at www.uniquelydublin.ie