FRAMES ~ Photo Challenge #101: Festival Fun

Our previous challenge of weather was a bust, as in I didn’t get enough entries that I could pick enough “stand-outs” to fill a page.

So to those who entered, I thank you and your entries were fabulous! There just weren’t enough of them. Weirdly enough I totally blame that ridiculously nice weather for “ruining” that challenge. 😉

Okay so onward we go and I post this next challenge theme every year at this time, and usually 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.

Now I don’t want to have two month’s in a row of “busted” photo challenges so I have faith that this year is the year that the Festival Fun challenge will be the best one yet !!!

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 4 weeks. Your photo MUST be taken at an upcoming “festival” OR one that just happened earlier this month (ie. Cinco de Mayo street fair). 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.

Also I’m using the term “festival” pretty loosely. Snap something great during a Memorial Day ceremony- yep that counts as a “festival” in my book.

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 14th  Gig Harbor Beer Festival

May 18-22nd Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival

May 20-22nd  Poulsbo Viking Festival

May 21st Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade

May 28-29th Kitsap Harbor Festival

May 28th Gig Harbor Street Scramble

May 28th Port Orchard Seagull Calling Festival

May 30th Memorial Day

June 4-5th 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 6th!

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 : mreid@kitsapsun.com.

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:

Camryn Baldwin, 5, waves a small flag as the color guard marches past to kick off the start of the Armed Forces Day Parade on 4th. Street in downtown Bremerton, Wash. on Saturday, May 16, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Camryn Baldwin, 5, waves a small flag as the color guard marches past to kick off the start of the Armed Forces Day Parade on 4th. Street in downtown Bremerton, Wash. on Saturday, May 16, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Members of the South Kitsap High School Wolf Battalion Naval Junior ROTC march along Pacific Avenue for the Armed Forces Day Parade in downtown Bremerton, Wash. on Saturday, May 16, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Members of the South Kitsap High School Wolf Battalion Naval Junior ROTC march along Pacific Avenue for the Armed Forces Day Parade in downtown Bremerton, Wash. on Saturday, May 16, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Mayor Patty Lent serves up eggs during the Bremerton Central Lions Club Pancake Breakfast prior to the Armed Forces Day Parade in downtown Bremerton, Wash. on Saturday, May 16, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Mayor Patty Lent serves up eggs during the Bremerton Central Lions Club Pancake Breakfast prior to the Armed Forces Day Parade in downtown Bremerton, Wash. on Saturday, May 16, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Wash. on Saturday, May 16, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Wash. on Saturday, May 16, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
The Poulsbo Sons of Norway Liekarringen Dancers are a blur as they twirl down the street for the annual Viking Fest Parade in Poulsbo, Wash. on Saturday, May 16, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
The Poulsbo Sons of Norway Liekarringen Dancers are a blur as they twirl down the street for the annual Viking Fest Parade in Poulsbo, Wash. on Saturday, May 16, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
The Husky Saxes perform at the Viking Fest Parade in Poulsbo, Wash. on Saturday, May 16, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
The Husky Saxes perform at the Viking Fest Parade in Poulsbo, Wash. on Saturday, May 16, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Dave Riley, of American Legion Post 149, glances up as the wind catches the American flag next to him during the Memorial Day ceremony at Ivy Green Cemetery in Bremerton, Wash. on Monday, May 25, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Dave Riley, of American Legion Post 149, glances up as the wind catches the American flag next to him during the Memorial Day ceremony at Ivy Green Cemetery in Bremerton, Wash. on Monday, May 25, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Isabelle Roe, 3, waves to a horse as she watches the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/ Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)
Isabelle Roe, 3, waves to a horse as she watches the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/ Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)
USS John C. Stennis Sailors march down 4th. Street for the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)
USS John C. Stennis Sailors march down 4th. Street for the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)
Ashley DeSalvo, 15, helps Hailey Knott, 10, with her starfish costume prior to the start of Poulsbo's Viking Festival Parade on Saturday, May 16, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
Ashley DeSalvo, 15, helps Hailey Knott, 10, with her starfish costume prior to the start of Poulsbo’s Viking Festival Parade on Saturday, May 16, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
Luchador El Sonico holds onto the rope of the ring as he puts a leg hold on his opponent Cromo at the Cinco de Mayo celebration in Bremerton on Saturday, May 3, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
Luchador El Sonico holds onto the rope of the ring as he puts a leg hold on his opponent Cromo at the Cinco de Mayo celebration in Bremerton on Saturday, May 3, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
Klahowya Secondary School drill team members Kennedy Daniels and Brenna Torno take part in the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/ Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid
Klahowya Secondary School drill team members Kennedy Daniels and Brenna Torno take part in the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/ Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid
Nobleza Folklorica dancer Mariana Corona, 8, performs at the Cinco de Mayo celebration in Bremerton on Saturday, May 3, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
Nobleza Folklorica dancer Mariana Corona, 8, performs at the Cinco de Mayo celebration in Bremerton on Saturday, May 3, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
The Kitsap Mustang Club travels down Pacific for Bremerton's Armed Forces Day Parade on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
The Kitsap Mustang Club travels down Pacific for Bremerton’s Armed Forces Day Parade on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
Dressed as Jiminy Cricket, Kaylee Smalley, 12, takes part in the Bremerton's Armed Forces Day Parade on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
Dressed as Jiminy Cricket, Kaylee Smalley, 12, takes part in the Bremerton’s Armed Forces Day Parade on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
William "Squire His Lordship Morrigan Graham" Lehman, of Manchester, dons his gear for the armed combat tournament at the June Faire in Port Gamble, Washington on Saturday, May 31, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
William “Squire His Lordship Morrigan Graham” Lehman, of Manchester, dons his gear for the armed combat tournament at the June Faire in Port Gamble, Washington on Saturday, May 31, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
With a feather in his hat Kit Heinrichs, of Kenmore, is silhouetted against a brightly colored tent at the annual June Faire in Port Gamble, Washington on Saturday, May 31, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KISTAP SUN)
With a feather in his hat Kit Heinrichs, of Kenmore, is silhouetted against a brightly colored tent at the annual June Faire in Port Gamble, Washington on Saturday, May 31, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KISTAP SUN)
Spatting faces at the Innaugural Fathoms of Fun 5K Splat Run.
Spatting faces at the Innaugural Fathoms of Fun 5K Splat Run.
TAD SOOTER/KITSAP SUN Fathoms O’ Fun Royalty court members slip presents to the judges before taking part in the Port Orchard Seagull Calling Festival on Saturday.
TAD SOOTER/KITSAP SUN
Fathoms O’ Fun Royalty court members slip presents to the judges before taking part in the Port Orchard Seagull Calling Festival on Saturday.
The Bremerton Harbor Festival classic auto show filled nearly three blocks on Pacific Avenue with vintage cars.
The Bremerton Harbor Festival classic auto show filled nearly three blocks on Pacific Avenue with vintage cars.