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CONTEST: National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest


Deadline – April 9, 2011

Washington, DC [March 28, 2011] — FotoDC, the premier photography non-profit, which has evolved from FotoWeek DC, is celebrating the power of photography and its unlimited possibilities with the onset of spring. FotoDC has partnered with the National Cherry Blossom Festival to produce the National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest. The submission deadline has been set for April 9, 2011.

“This is a special contest for us as the festival is a widely-anticipated and important tradition in our Nation’s Capital,” said Theo Adamstein, FotoDC Founder, “With everything that the festival entails – the people, the cherry blossoms, the city – photography is the perfect medium to make these classic moments timeless.”

The contest, which began on February 11, is accepting entries in three categories: Landscape, People, and Festivities, taken during this year’s festival (March 26 – April 10), or taken within the previous two years.

The judges for this inaugural contest will be comprised of some of the biggest names in the industry including David Hicks, Washingtonian Photo Editor; Kim Hubbard, Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic; and Jayme McLellan, Curator, Founder, and Director of Civilian Art Projects.

For each category, first place winners will receive a $500 cash prize, second place winners will receive a weekend stay at the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel, and third place winners will receive a Nikon Coolpix S3000, sponsored by Penn Camera.

All finalist and winning images will be projected at FLASH in Crystal City on April 16, 2011; gain media and online exposure at FotoDC.org andNationalCherryBlossomFestival.org; and will be shown in projection and/or exhibition form during the 2011 FotoWeek DC Festival, November 5-12, 2011.

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About FotoDC

Founded in 2008, FotoWeek DC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has evolved from a city-centric photography festival to FotoDC, a multi-season tribute to photography in all its forms. FotoDC celebrates the transformative power of photography through the exhibition of inspiring and provocative images, diverse programming, and collaboration with the local and international community.  FotoWeek DC continues to play a central role in FotoDC programming, with its annual festival in November.  For further information visit www.FotoWeekDC.org.



Artist Picks 100110

Artist Picks 100110

Matt Small


Scott Hansen


Hindol Brahmbhatt


Pae White


Boyd Webb


I hope you enjoyed the October edition of Art Picks. Check out some of the previous editions here. Also if you are an artist yourself, or know of one, drop me a note below so they can be considered for future lists!



The annual Foto Week DC is held in November but the deadlines for submissions are starting as early as NOW! If you are a photographer of all levels of experience make sure you participate! There is an early bird discount deadline on July 31, 2010.  Read the press release below to get all the details about the event and how to participate:




Early Bird Deadline – July 31, 2010

Washington, DC  [July 16, 2010]  — FotoWeek DC, the premier photography festival in Washington, DC which celebrates the power of photography and its limitless possibilities, announces the launch of its third annual International Awards Competition.

The 2010 FotoWeek DC festival, to be held on November 6-13, 2010 across the District of Columbia, and throughout the metropolitan area, will kick off with an awards ceremony and exhibition on November 5 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Corcoran College of Art + Design. The work to be unveiled at the invitation-only ceremony will recognize the winners of the FotoWeek DC competition, which has just begun.

“We expect this year to be the best one yet for our competition,” exclaimed FotoWeek DC Founder and President, Theo Adamstein. “Last year, we received thousands of amazing photos and multimedia submissions from 28 different countries. We hope to increase that significantly in 2010, as our reputation for quality grows around the world.”

Images are judged in 12 different categories, with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place for each category. There is also the Spirit of Washington Award, which honors the photograph that best captures the essence of the Nation’s Capital and includes a top prize of $5,000.

The competition is open to all photographers, both amateurs and professionals, and there is an early bird discount for work submitted before July 31, 2010. The final deadline for submission before the entries go to the panel of world-class judges for review will be September 20, 2010.

New this year is a Mobile Phone category, in recognition of the fabulous imagery being shot now on smart phones. There is also a free FotoWeek DC Youth Contest for local children up to the age of 18, which is being sponsored by The Washington Post.

The winning work for both the International Awards Competition and the Youth Contest will be exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art throughout the festival in November.

For more information, please go to: http://www.fotoweekdc.org.


Mark your calendars and make sure you participate!!


EVENT: Fotoweek DC 2009


Fotoweek DC 2009 started today, Saturday Nov 7, 2009 and will be going on until November 14, 2009. Make sure you all check out the FREE exhibits going on all week throughout the district. Check out official site for more information here.