Rules: 2 Polls, each has 7 entries. The top 3 of each will enter the final round. I will be out of town from Wed night, so I hope to launch the second round by then. I will let this run until 5pm EST Wed 10th May. also be sure to check out the 2nd poll at: http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?viewThread=y&gID=4&fID=0&tID=86879 Here are the entry descriptions: 01 Culture and tradition play a huge role in music. This Cuban Jazz Ensemble made sure to emphasize their many cross cultural influences throughout their set. While Malcolm X and Cesar Chavez look on, the drummer mentally prepares for the next song. 02 Carving is a hugely important part of this countries history and is often used to tell stories of the past. A form of documentation. Carving has almost always been done into wood until recent times. Within this city there's a huge modern art culture and a lot of of this modern art draws it's inspiration from the indigenous designs and history. This particular carving is done into stone. A modern take on an age-old tradition. 03 I live in america and i left my religion and my culture... the grunt symbolizes my reflection as an uncultured entity in the modern world produced by mass-commercialism and marketing. 04 The Traditional building block for this city has always been brink, from this hundred year old restroom to current day high-rises and from the sidewalks to the cities largest town square. 05 This windmill is located between Oudeschild and de Cocksdorp, 2 villages on the North-Holland (province, in which I live myself as well) island Texel. Reason I picked this shot, is because it represents the culture and tradition of this particular island. A windmill, sheep, a random (lost?) cow and especially a lot of stretches of nothing (with water), going on for miles in a row. True Texellers have lived like this for centuries and a significant part of its population still does. Especially the wool from this area is world-famous, however, this is a windmill, one of the few items on the island that could be sorted in the category "something". 06 I'd rather let the picture speak for itself, an image is worth 1000 words. 07 This is a photo of the Stratton Bible, which is something that has been passed down through my family through my mother's side. It has the records of the births and deaths of all the Stratton children, including my grandmother. It's a piece of tradition in the sense that it has always been passed down (despite it's rough condition), but it's also a piece of culture, as it reflects the religious culture of the times, and of much of rural Canada.