How do I Participate?

The Edmonds Photomarathon will take place on Saturday, June 20.  This event, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edmonds, is a digital photo contest, but with a twist.  All you need to participate is a digital cameral or a smart phone and a little imagination.  Due to the CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, our event this year will be conducted totally online.  That means we are not limited to the Edmonds area this year.  Anyone can participate, from anywhere.

To participate, you need to register on our website and pay the registration fee of $20.

The competition will start at 10:00am on Saturday June 20, with the announcement of 6 topics, or themes, at an online ZOOM videoconference.  Login information will be  posted the night before. The topics will simultaneously be announced on Facebook and on our website.  All you need to participate is a digital camera or a smart phone.  Participants will have 6 hours to interpret the 6 themes in photos. 

The photo entries must be uploaded to the Edmonds Photomarathon Facebook page by the end time of the competition at 4:00pm.  The interpretation of the themes is up to each participant.  The object of the competition is to select and capture images that best express the themes announced, in the time allotted.  The idea is to be creative, spontaneous, and to have fun.

Participants may start at any time after the topics have been posted, and will have until 4:00pm to take their photos - only 1 per topic- and upload them to our Facebook page. 

Photos must be taken on the day of the competition (be sure your camera’s calendar feature is turned on, and that the date is correct).  Prizes will be given to the top photographers for each theme. Participants may submit only one photo per theme, and are not required to submit for all six topics to win. Proceeds from this event will go to Harvest Against Hunger ( harvestagainsthunger.org ), which connects farmers, truckers, volunteers, and Food Banks to reduce hunger and food waste.

We plan to have a reception, as we always have in the past, where all photos submitted will be on display in printed format.  A date for that will be announced when current conditions allow the event to happen safely. 

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