Tampa Bay's National Historic Landmark District

1st Place: The Heart Within
by David Bodo

I saw it in my head within a few seconds. Ybor is the heart of Tampa, Art is the heart of Ybor. Heart shapes are formed by iconic places, people, and festive visuals. Night air, bright lights, dark mystery in a swirl of action so intense you can hear it if you listen close enough. A sketch in pencil, followed by ink, and a trip into the digital world for a nice dance of color!

2nd Place: Rooster Camera
by Tyler Martinolich

As Film Commissioner for Tampa Bay, I wanted to find a way to share Ybor with the Film Community. We thought this was a clever way to combine film and Ybors iconic rooster.

3rd Place: The Magnificent Ybor
by Jean-Rene Rinvil

Ybor City is a city within a city. Where the past meets the future. In the foreground of Ybor City you find historic boutiques, a car from the 1920’s and a table and chairs with cigars, cigar cutter, money and drinks. While the background of Tampa Bay sits with icon Sunshine Skyway Bridge with sailboats.

I wanted to merge two iconic symbols of the greater Tampa Bay: Ybor City and The Skyway Bridge.