DirtyDurham is a website & blog dedicated to reclaiming the gritty image of Durham for those that are proud of its rough edges, because that "roughness," after all, has created a unique and diverse culture where creativity and a sense of community can thrive. So as we see other parts of the Triangle becoming more commercialized and uniform, we hope the Bull City always stays a little different, a little funky...a little "dirty". 

Through regular photo contests, DirtyDurham is looking to keep people engaged with their surroundings and to help show others what they're proud of and what they love about Durham.

The annual "DirtyDozen" awards recognize the 12 people, organizations, businesses, etc. that have done the most work in the previous year to help keep Durham creative, unique, and "dirty." The nominees and the award winners are all submitted by the public.