Essence of Bellingham 2020 photo competition entry deadline approaching

Final entries due by 5pm on Friday, May 1

May 05, 2020 - by Shannon Taysi, Program Specialist

Entries for the 15th annual “Essence of Bellingham” photo competition, hosted by the City of Bellingham and the Whatcom Museum, are due by May 1, 2020.  This year the City is seeking photos featuring our community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to all other submissions. This is an opportunity for amateur and professional photographers of all ages to submit photos that capture the true “essence” of Bellingham and document the history of our ever-changing community. 

Winning photos will be on display in City Hall, featured on BTV10, shared on the City Web site, and added to Whatcom Museum’s photo archives.

Complete competition details, a free online entry form, and photographs from past competitions are available at

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​​Shannon Taysi, Program Specialist
Planning and Community Development
(360) 778-8360

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