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FotoWeek DC Calls for Entries for Its First Photography Competition

Washington, D.C.---FotoWeek DC, Inc., recently issued a call for entries to the first annual FotoWeek DC Photography Competition, as part of its mission to establish itself as the nation's premier photography festival.

The first annual FotoWeek DC celebration will take place between November 15 and November 22, 2008. In addition to the photography competition, FotoWeek DC will feature gallery openings, lectures, educational workshops, portfolio reviews, book signings, and special offers on photographic services and merchandise from local area retailers.

The FotoWeek DC Photography Competition is open to all professional, amateur and student photographers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia and will feature over $37,000 in cash and prizes, including a $5,000 cash award for OSpirit of Washington, DC, and will culminate in a gala awards ceremony and dinner to be held at National Geographic's Headquarters in downtown DC on Saturday, November 22. National Geographic is one of the principal sponsors of FotoWeek DC.

The FotoWeek DC Photography Competition will recognize, highlight and honor the most talented professional, student amateur photographers across the metro DC, Virginia and Maryland area, celebrating their achievements in the community of their peers through submissions of work in six categories. Competition finalists will have their work displayed at the FotoWeek DC Gallery and Welcome Center in Georgetown.

Prominent professionals in photography will serve as judges, including fine art photographer Joyce Tenneson, the Corcoran Gallery of Art photo curator Philip Brookman, Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Deanne Fitzmorris and many others.

For information on eligibility, entry fees, categories, entry requirements, prizes and deadlines, and the complete list of judges, please visit the FotoWeek DC website at

FotoWeek DC's mission is to unite and strengthen the Washington, D.C. photography community through recognition and celebration. Each year, photographers, students, and all those associated with the medium in a variety of disciplines will come together to bring light and acknowledgment to the vibrant and ever-changing photography community. FotoWeek DC Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation, incorporated in the District of Columbia.