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Registration is a $20 suggested donation that helps cover our cost to produce the event, and anything above that amount helps us raise critical funds that support scholarships and our annual calendar of free public programs. However, to remove financial barriers, you can register for free. If you’d like your own personal print of your selected Chase The Light image you can add $20 to your registration.

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Join participants across the globe in 48 hours of image-making worldwide. Make photographs between Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th. Use hashtags #chasethelight2024, #pcnwchasethelight, and #photographiccenternw when posting to social media.

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Submit up to five photos taken during the photo shoot to be looked at by a panel of jurors. One image will be selected from each participant to be featured in a pop-up exhibition and print sale. Submission dates: Monday, June 10th by 12pm (noon) for digital and Wednesday, June 12th by 12pm (noon) for analog (all times are PST). Details about the submission process can be found here.

Image credit: Anne-Marie Vermaat Navarone

Join us Saturday, June 15th for the pop-up exhibition, print sale, and community celebration. All participants that submit will be included. This event is a great way to discover new photographers, expand your collection, meet other artists and support PCNW.

Image credit (detail): Owen Zwick, Chase The Light 2023 Participant
Image credit (detail): Lori Woodbury, Chase The Light 2023 Participant
Image credit (detail): Matt Ragen, Chase The Light 2023 Participant

Do you love photography and food?

Then this hashtag competition is perfect for you!  During Chase The Light this year, snap a food photo and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #MyCTLfood. We encourage you to be creative with your food photo. You can style your food photo however you want. From elegant to weird, we want to see it all!

A panel of PCNW staff members will select the top three creative images, and winners will receive a tote bag filled with swag, books, and goodies.

Winners will be notified via Instagram by June 25th, 2024. You must be registered for Chase The Light to receive your prize. Good luck!

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