Winter Light Photo Celebration: March 3rd 6:30 – 8:30 pm


Samish Winter Light Photo Celebration

Join your neighbors and engage in your community during 48 hours of image-making and subsequent photo celebration. All members of the Samish Island Community are welcome to participate, no matter their age or photographic talent. Participation is capped at 50 photographers, so be sure to register early

The goal is to share how you view the world from your own perspective. How do you see the birds on the bay? What is your view of the clouds in the sky? What strikes you visually? The photos do not need to be taken on Samish Island but do need to be taken within the 48-hour designated window, as detailed below.

Submit up to 5 photos to a non-islander selection committee, and they will choose their favorite photo from each photographer. The selected image from each photographer will be printed, mounted on a styrene backing, and displayed at the Samish Island Community Center. All photographers will have one of their submitted photos hung in the celebration exhibit. 

Sunday, March 3rd, a family-friendly open house welcomes islanders and their guests from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Bring a smile and a dessert to share and spend some time seeing how others view the world and chatting with neighbors you’ve known for years and are meeting for the first time. You’ll have an opportunity to vote for your favorite photo, and the photo with the most votes will be featured on the 2025 Island directory. 

Details For Photographers:

Samish Winter Light Photo Celebration
  • Open to all Samish Islanders regardless of age or photographic ability. 
  • Registration is $10 for a single photographer or $20 per family.
  • The fee covers participation in the event, which includes image submission, image review by a non-islander panel, and one selected image to be printed and mounted on a backing.
  • Your photo will be exhibited during the celebration on March 3rd, 2024, and the mounted print is yours to keep at the end of the exhibit.
  • Shoot with any type of camera during the 48-hour window from Saturday, February 3rd, 9:00 a.m. to Monday, February 5th, 9:00 a.m. Pacific time. Images must be submitted digitally. 

Submit up to 5 photos by February 5th, 12:00 p.m. (noon). The selection committee will review images from February 6th to February 11th. All submitted images must be in a digital format. The selectors will choose the best photo from each participant. They are not judging participants’ photos against each other. You’ll receive submission information after registration.

Guidelines for submission:

  • Shoot large files
  • Color or black and white are acceptable; be creative
  • At least 1500 pixels on the long side at 200 dpi is recommended
  • If you are unsure, just submit the largest file possible
  • Cell phone images work
  • The accepted file type is .JPG
  • When you submit your photos, let us know if you have a preferred print size for any particular image: 8×8 or 8×10; we may not be able to accommodate all requests

Exhibit and Celebration Details:

Samish Winter Light Photo Celebration

Join us on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024, at the Samish Island Community Center for our Winter Light Photo Celebration! Vote on your favorite photo, and the winning photo will be featured on the cover of the 2025 Samish Island directory. 

In the evening, from 6:30 to 8:30, come together to visit with your neighbors, view the world from another’s perspective, and discover new photographic talent. All photographers will have one submitted photo hung in the exhibit. 

Bring your favorite homemade dessert to share, and perhaps your favorite beverage.