What is a Photomarathon?

A photomarathon is a photography competition with a twist. Participants meet at a set time at a set location, in this case, 10:00 a.m. in Edmonds. When the competition starts, 6 themes will be announced, and competitors will then have the next 6 hours to best interpret those themes with their digital cameras. The interpretation of the themes is left to each participant. The object of the competition is to identify and capture images that best express the themes announced, in the time allotted. The idea is to be creative, spontaneous, and have fun.

Photomarathons have been popular around the world for many years. Now, the Rotary Club of Edmonds is hosting this unique competition in Edmonds. Anyone may participate. All you need is a digital camera, some creative thinking, and the willingness to have fun in one of the loveliest cities in Puget Sound. Photos are to be taken in Edmonds during the competition. All submissions will be posted on this web site, and special recognition and prizes will be given to the top photographers for each theme.

Remember, photographers can shoot as many images as they want, but may submit only one photo per theme. All entries will be judged by professional photographers, and prizes will be awarded for the best interpretation of each theme category and the Best in Show. The winners will be announced at a reception on September 20th, where all of the submitted entries will be on display.