ABOUT THE PHOTO CONTEST

EXPOSED: Japantown | EXPOSED: Little Saigon | EXPOSED: Chinatown


In the fall of 2010, the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) launched the EXPOSED photo contest as a way to get a new creative audience into the neighborhood after the summer events ended to discover it for more than just its restaurants.


EXPOSED captures the life and culture in the International District. This year we are focusing on Seattle’s rich Japanese-American heritage, including the re-emerging Japantown or “Nihonmachi,” centered at 6th Ave S and S Main St.

  • Open to all ages and skill levels
  • All photographers will be exhibited in the International District in December 2013
  • Winners will be exhibited at the Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival April 25-27, 2014 at the Seattle Center

Photos submitted for this contest must be taken within Japantown’s original footprint and should fall into one of the following four themes: culture, spaces & places, food, and shops. The contest is open to all ages with a youth bracket for those 18 and younger.

  • Culture: images that represent the Japanese culture, people or heritage of the area.
  • Spaces & Places: buildings and streetscapes that define Japantown.
  • Food: food enjoyed and bought in Japantown.
  • Shops: a local Japantown business in action.

Deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2013, must be received by 4pm


Want to enter this year's contest? See how to submit your photos here