100th Anniversar​y National Cherry Blossom Festival Photograph​y Contest

posted Feb 20, 2012, 5:43 PM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster

Watch your Exposure Bloom!
100th Anniversary National Cherry Blossom Festival 

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.

Competition Dates -February 3 -April 15, 2012
 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS!! Entries received by March 11 receive a 20% discount
Open to amateur and professional photographers
Entries to be judged by renowned DC photographers
For details on prizes, rules and regulations visit

 Festivities -Action-filled images of Festival events: Opening Ceremony, Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, and performances (nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/events)
 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

If you need more info, please send a mail to info@fotoweekdc.org