Photomarathon: photo quest in which your team can win $1,000

Sep 18, 2021 · Washington, United States of America

The only photo contest where amateurs with smartphones can beat professionals with full-featured cameras.

Photomarathon is a creative photo competition, where the participants take photos on 8 predefined topics within 8 hours and must-visit a number of checkpoints in Washington D.C.

✅ Use any digital camera
✅ Be original. Be on topic. Be artistic. Be on time.
✅ A team with the best photos and faster finish wins

Register your team or find a team on our website!


📷 PHOTO QUEST DAY on Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Your team should create 8 photos on 8 predefined topics which you'll get on 100:00 am via email. You will also receive clues about checkpoints to visit.

Submissions will be judged based on 3 criteria:
1. originality (how deep/different is the story behind the photo)
2. artistry (how good is the photo, light, technique, composition, colors),
3. relevancy to the topic
Try to construct/arrange/catch/spot a great shot.

🏃‍♂️Faster finish brings more bonus points. 👍
📍Skipped checkpoint brings penalty points. 👎
❗️Photo montage isn't allowed. Common Instagram filters are ok 😉.

🎆 EXHIBITION on Sunday 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in Metrobar DC
Teams bring their printed photos to participate in the Pop-Up gallery. Participants vote on the team they like to win the exhibition prize!
👌 You can use Photo Print App by Pictarine to print 6x4 photos and pick them up from Walgreens (you will get a discount)

🏆 AWARDS live stream on Monday 6:00pm
We will announce the winners of every topic and the grand prize winner.
Prize distribution will be done during September.

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