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Deadline: April 15, 2012
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: $12.95

100th Anniversary National Cherry Blossom Festival

FWDC PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST It’s the 100th anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and all eyes will be on DC as the entire city focuses on the beauty of the beloved “state” flower. You’ll want to grab your camera and capture it all! From bountiful blossoms to colorful celebrations, the Cherry Blossom Festival provides endless inspiration. For amateur and professional photographers who enter the FotoDC Second Annual National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest the exposure will be spectacular! The contest provides you with the rare opportunity to watch your work blossom before thousands of appreciative residents and visitors.

Winners will receive cash prizes, exposure on the popular FotoDC website, exhibitions and/or projections during the FotoWeek Festival, public exhibition in Crystal City and exposure throughout the Cherry Blossom Festival March 20 – April 27.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS!! Entries received by March 11 receive a 20% discount


Festivities -Action-filled images of Festival events: Opening Ceremony, Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, and performances

Landscape/Nature – Capture the beauty of blossoms in the Tidal Basin area

People – Images showing crowds or individuals enjoying and engaging with the cherry blossoms

Vintage -Images from 1930-1999; may be scanned and moderately retouched.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Best in Show: $500 + Photoshop World Prize Package (Valued at $1,000), One Year Subscription to ($199 value) and One Year Membership to the National Association of Photoshop Professionals ($99 value)

First Prize: A cash prize of $300 to First Place Winner of Each Category
Second Prize: A cash prize of $200 to Second Place Winner of Each Category
Third Prize: A cash prize of $100 to Second Place Winner of Each Category
Series Winner Prize: A cash prize of $300 to a Series Winner in Each Category

People's Choice: Washington Photo Safari Gift Certificate for (2) half-day workshops ELIGIBILITY: Open to photographers worldwide / 18+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Photographers retain ownership of copyright to their entries. USAGE RIGHTS: By participating, ALL ENTRANTS grant the Sponsor and their designees, licensees or affiliates (the "Authorized Parties") a non-exclusive, worldwide license, through December 31, 2013, to post the entries online so that viewers may view all competing entries.

In addition, each WINNER grants to the Authorized Parties a license for use of his/her winning entry in connection with The National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest and promotion of The National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including but not limited to: publication in magazines showcasing the winners, exhibitions related to the National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest, the FotoWeek DC website, and other promotions related to the National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest.

Such winners' license is a non-exclusive, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries in perpetuity exclusively through the National Cherry Blossom Festival and/or FotoWeek DC, Inc., a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of photography's role in our world by recognizing photographic excellence, and ensuring that the celebration of this powerful medium is an accessible and inclusive experience.

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