Attention all photographers! If you haven’t entered your photos in the FotoWeek DC Photography Competition, you’re running out of time. The deadline for submissions is next Monday, September 22nd but you can submit your photos until September 29th for an additional fee (no one likes additional fees).
For those of you out of the loop, FotoWeek DC is a brand new photography showcase event for professionals, ameteurs, and students alike. And now even the little (K-12) kiddies can participate! For more about this event, allow me to quote from their website:
The week of November 15-22, 2008 will mark the launch of FotoWeek DC, the first annual gathering of a diverse and wide-ranging photography community in the nation’s capital, including photographers, museums, universities and all those involved in the profession across the metro D.C. area, including Virginia and Maryland. Unique among American cities, Washington, D.C. is a nexus of artistic, business, political and public sector energy, in which photography plays an integral role. FotoWeek DC seeks to bring together all photographers and imaging professionals from every discipline to join with the public in celebration of the medium.
Whether you decide to enter the competition or not, this is going to be an event to remember. I’m seriously thinking about taking a week off from work, that’s how excited I am for this is. Most of the “area galleries have committed to participating in FotoWeek DC. Whether they will be showing the work of local photographers or photography of national or historical renown, there will be a united effort to focus on the art of photography by the gallery community of Maryland, DC, and Virginia.”
Oh, and I should also mention that there are over $37,000 in prizes being awarded to the contest’s winners, ranging from Penn Camera gift certificates, Epson photo printers, and everyone’s favorite: cash. The winners will also be recognized at a special awards ceremony and gala at the National Geographic Headquarters.
We here at WLDC would like to thank Theo Adamstein, owner of Chrome Imaging in Georgetown, for putting together such fantastic event, along with National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, Epson, Nikon, The Washington Post, The Smithsonian, and all of the others sponsors.
And keep up with FotoWeek news as the festival evolves on the blog!
Feel free to check out the video about it at http://blip.tv/file/1252986.
I hope to see some amazing pictures from this event end up in the photopool for We <3 DC. There are some really amazing snaps in there.
I have this post linked to the Facebook group for FotoWeek DC as well: