SUBMIT


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 business in action in Japantown.

HOW TO ENTER

  • ENTER ONLINE:
    1. Complete and submit the online entry form.
    Note: those under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian sign their entry form (download here).
    2. Upload your photos (up to 10 total) to our Flickr Group, EXPOSED: Japantown (search EXPOSED: Japantown in the Flickr search bar or go to flickr.com/groups/exposed-Japantown). Join our group to add your photos to our group pool. All photos submitted on Flickr will remain hidden until contest closes. Please see guidelines for required photo titling and size. Photos must be able to be downloaded at the required resolution and size from Flickr.
    3. Complete and submit photo release form if applicable. You can download it here.
    4. Pay for $10 entry fee*
  • ENTER BY EMAIL:
    Applications will be considered complete if the following are included and sent to EXPOSEDphotocontest@gmail.com:
    1. Completed entry form (download here)
    2. Photos (up to 10 total). Please see guidelines for required photo titling and size.
    3. Completed photo release form if applicable. Downloadable here.
    4. Pay for $10 entry fee*
  • ENTER BY MAIL:
    Applications will be considered complete if the following are included:
    1. Completed entry form (download here)
    2. CD with photos (up to 10 total). Please see guidelines for required photo titling and size.
    3. Completed photo release form if applicable. Downloadable here.
    4. Pay for $10 entry fee*

* Ways to pay your entry fee:

  • By mail: send cash or checks made out to SCIDpda, to EXPOSED: Japantown, c/o SCIDpda, PO Box 3302 Seattle, WA 98114 OR
  • By credit card: online here

Drop off your completed application:

  • In person: EXPOSED: Japantown, SCIDpda, 409 Maynard Ave S., Ste 200 Seattle 98104 OR
  • By mail: EXPOSED: Japantown, c/o SCIDpda, PO Box 3302 Seattle, WA 98114

DEADLINE: Full applications must be received by Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 4pm.


GUIDELINES

  • Each photo must be titled with the photographer’s name, category & photo name.
    Example: InternationalDistrict_FOOD_Teriyaki.jpg
  • Photos must be between 2-4 MB each in JPEG format (Photos chosen for exhibition will be printed in 8”x10” dimensions) and at least 300 dpi.
  • A photo release form needs to accompany images showing recognizable faces. Photo release forms can be downloaded here.
  • Photos must be taken within Japantown’s original footprint.
  • Photos may be taken with smartphones and connected with other social media platforms at the photographer’s preference. You may tag your photo with #EXPOSEDphotocontest
  • Must complete all parts of the application and pay $10 entry fee to be considered for judging. Entry fee is waived for those 18 and under.
  • Individuals may only submit online or by mail or email. Individuals may not submit to all.
  • Entries containing nudity or illegal/crude content will not be accepted.

PRIZES & WINNING PHOTOS

  • The winning photos and at least one entry from each participating photographer will be exhibited in the International District in December 2013 and at the Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Culture Festival April 25-27, 2014
  • Winners will be announced at the Artists’ Reception in December 2013. Date and location to be determined.
  • Category winners receive gift certificates for products from local businesses and photography-related companies.

Questions? Email EXPOSEDphotocontest@gmail.com.