Chase the light!
June 10, global 24-hr photo shoot
June 17, Exhibition Celebration Event
anyone, anywhere, any camera

Long Shot is Photographic Center Northwest’s (PCNW) annual summer celebration, highlighting photography as the shared language of today. Long Shot kicks off June 10 & 11—unite with people around the world to chase the light, and show us what you’ve seen! Choose your top 5 and submit by Monday, June 12.

Everyone who participates will have one image selected for the slideshow and pop-up exhibition on Saturday, June 17 at PCNW. A $20 suggested donation to take part also supports our mission to create, discuss, and experience significant photography. 

How does Long Shot work?

1) Register

A $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 NOW! 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/TERMS and FAQS

Click here for here for guidelines/terms 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 sponsors



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

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

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


Image above: © Erin Sweeny, Long Shot 2016