Okay so I post this challenge theme every year at this time, and every year it fails (fails as in I don’t get enough entries for publication).
And gosh darn it I don’t understand why because I see plenty of people out there at these festivals snapping away with their cameras and iphones and filling the KitsapSun instagram feed with #kitsapfestivals.
I have faith that this year is the year that the Festival Fun challenge really happens!!!
So, since the month of May kick starts the summer of festivals, your challenge, if you choose to accept it of course, is to show me your best photo taken from any of the festivals, events etc. happening in the next 5 weeks. Your photo MUST be taken at an upcoming “festival” OR one that just happened earlier this month. Don’t show me a blurry photo of a viking from last year (well for that matter don’t show me a blurry photo of anything…ever) I want current photos from THIS YEAR.
There are plenty of things going on in our area and heck you don’t even have to attend any of these listed below because I am sure there is multitude of other events going on across the water in the big city as well:
May 9th. Gig Harbor Beer Festival
May 12th-17th. Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival
May 15th-17th Poulsbo Viking Festival
May 16th. Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade
May 23rd.-24th. Kitsap Harbor Festival
May 23rd. Gig Harbor Street Scramble
June 6th.-7th. Port Gamble June Faire
(anything shot at an festival that already happened this month, ie. Cinco de Mayo, Star Wars Day etc. is also fair game)
So grab that camera or phone as you are heading out to watch a parade, trying on various styles of viking horns or taking the kids to ride the carnival rides.
I am using the term “festival” pretty loosely here, any type of event that has a festive feel with a lot of people attending counts as a festival to me.
DEADLINE IS MONDAY JUNE 8th!
Entries may be uploaded via the “Upload Kitsap Frames Photo Challenges here.” link over on the right hand side of this page or you may email them to me if you prefer : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stand-outs will be chosen and published in an upcoming print edition of the Kitsap Sun.
Here are a few from our archives from a few of the festivals listed to get you in the spirit of festival photography: