Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley recently announced the “Maryland Love Project,” an on-line portal where Maryland residents can express what they most appreciate about their state.
Born of a partnership between the State of Maryland, the Baltimore Love Project, the Digital Harbor Foundation’s STEM Engine program and the Maryland State Arts Council, the Maryland Love Project is designed to “showcase all of the reasons why people love Maryland while shining a light on the important role that the arts and technology play in our communities,” O’Malley said in an annoucement.
With the assistance of two mentors, four middle and high school students from the STEM Engine project created the portal--love.maryland.gov--during a seven-hour session at Baltimore’s Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center.
Whether you love the Orioles, the Ravens, Old Bay seasoning, crabs or anything else that makes Maryland Maryland, anyone can express his or her passion and creativity about the state via a photograph, poem, paragraph, tweet or other digital means on the website or by tweeting it with the hashtag #MDLove and share it with fellow citizens.
In a few months, an artist from the Baltimore Love Project will interpret submissions to the website and create a mural that will be displayed in Baltimore City over the summer.