How do I Participate?

The Edmonds Photomarathon is set for September 8, 2018, with a top prize this year of $500. This annual 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 camera or a smart phone and a little imagination.

A photo marathon is not a running event, but a competition where photographers are given certain topics to interpret within a time limit. In this case, 6 topics will be announced at 10am (and posted online). Participants may start at any time after that, and will have until 4pm to take their photos and submit their best shots by email, only 1 per topic. All photos must be shot in Edmonds, and on the day of the event. Editing features or Apps (like Instagram, etc) are not allowed — making for a fun, spontaneous effort for amateur as well as professional photographers alike. Topics are broad and open ended, allowing for creative interpretation.

The competition will begin at the offices of RBC Wealth Management, 303 5th Ave. S., in downtown Edmonds. Registration is $25, for individuals or for teams of up to 4 people. Prizes will be awarded for best interpretation of each topic. The top prize of $500 will be awarded for the overall Best of Show. Awards will be presented at a Reception and Exhibit on September 20, at FIS (Foundation for International Services, Inc), 505 5th Ave. S., Edmonds. All photos entered will be on display at that time.

Proceeds of this event go to support scholarships and community service projects of the Rotary Club of Edmonds.

It's easy to join the fun! Here's how:

  • Get your camera ready.
  • You will need to complete the registration online form.
  • $25 registration fee for Individual or Team participants.
  • Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. on event day.
  • The competition begins with the announcement of the themes around 10:00 am.
  • Review the rules so that you will know what to expect about the day's activities.
  • All photos must be taken in Edmonds during the event.
  • All photos are due by 4 pm.
  • Have a fun, Edmonds kind of day!

Register Online



RBC Wealth Management
303 5th Avenue South, Suite 100
Edmonds, WA 98020

Map To RBC Wealth Management

Only photos taken in Edmonds will be accepted.