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June 10, global photo shoot
June 17, Exhibition Celebration Event
any camera | any where

Long Shot is Photographic Center Northwest’s (PCNW) annual summer event celebrating photography and community. Long Shot kicks off with a global photo shoot on June 10 & 11 where people all around the world unite and make photographs during a 24-hour period. Everyone who submits their photographs made during that weekend will have one image included in the slideshow and exhibition celebration event on Saturday, June 17 at PCNW. A $20 suggested donation covers registration, image submission, and digital print production. Consider forming a photo team, or rallying friends and family across the country to join in on this adventure, or to donate on your behalf!

How does Long Shot work?

1) Register

$20 suggested donation registers you for Long Shot. Registration covers participation in the event, which includes image submission, your images reviewed by a panel of professionals, and one selected image printed on fine art paper and exhibited during the exhibition celebration on June 17. REGISTER SOON! If you’d like a copy of your selected Long Shot print you can add $15 to your registration.

4) photo Shoot

Join photographers across the globe in 24 hours of image-making worldwide. Shoot anywhere in the world, with any type of camera, between Saturday, June 10 at 9am (Pacific Time) to Sunday, June 11 at 9am (PT). Use hashtags #longshot2017, #photocenternw and #pcnw when posting to social media.

5) Submit

A panel of industry professionals review submissions and select one image from each participant. All selections will be featured in our online slideshow and printed at PCNW for the exhibition celebration on June 17th. IF POSSIBLE, SUBMIT PHOTOS ON A LAPTOP OR DESKTOP COMPUTER. 


1) Go the submission site and click the sign up button and create an account using the same first and last name that you used to register for Long Shot. We encourage you to upload your photos from a laptop or desktop computer.

2) Login any time between Saturday June 10, 9am (PT) – Monday June 12, 6 pm (PT) to upload up to 5 images. Once you submit you can’t make changes!

DEADLINE: Images must be received by June 12, 6 pm (PT).


6) Celebrate

Join us for a global celebration of Long Shot participants and their images. Enjoy music, drinks and amazing artwork. The evening centers around a reverse auction, in which everyone has the opportunity to bid and take home images by local luminaries and up-and-coming photographers. Donate to PCNW that evening and go home with a unique Long Shot photograph! All are welcome to attend, whether you participated in Long Shot or not, on Saturday, June 17 from 5-9pm at PCNW.

LONG SHOT guidelines and FAQS

Click here for guidelines and frequently asked questions
pdf url (http://pcnw.org/files/2011/01/Guidelines-and-FAQS_LONG-SHOT-2017_.pdf)

A slideshow of the images from Long Shot 2016 from Photographic Center Northwest on Vimeo. The soundtrack is by Seattle composer and designer Marcell Marias.

Special Thanks to our Long Shot Committee



& our Long Shot jurors


Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) facilitates creation, conversations, and sharing of significant photography.

Sponsorship? Terry Novak, Development Manager | tnovak@pcnw.org 206.720.7222 x19

Questions? Ann Pallesen, PartnershipsManager |
apallesen@pcnw.org 206.720.7222 x11


Image above: © Erin Sweeny, Long Shot 2016