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The thing about Nevada is, it’s big. Even someone who’s trying hard may not be able to see all of it.

But the thing about the Focus on Nevada Photo Contest is, it helps make Nevada a little smaller. By turning the view over to photographers all around the state and inviting them to send us what they see, the contest also invites the public to be where winning photos were taken.

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Has it really been a year since the last Focus on Nevada Photo Contest? Plus, for this year’s look at nightlife in Nevada’s biggest city, we decided to turn the lens on those communities that are big enough to sway markets, but too small to be mainstream — LGBTQ+ individuals, seniors, those under 21 and other non-drinkers.
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