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Shoot the T: A Photo Competition to Highlight Tacoma

TACOMA, WA – Shoot The T is a photo contest created to showcase the beauty of Tacoma as well as promote art and creativity in the City of Destiny. The winning contestant is destined for a grand prize, but also the honor of capturing a photo that brings pride to a hometown. This competition is a collaboration between the streetwear brand and boutique eTc Tacoma (www.etctacoma.com), the Gallery of Ambition, and Tacoma Apparel Co (www.tacomaapparelco.com). This event is presented by SURGEtacoma (www.surgetacoma.com).

On June 6, 2016, contestants can start tagging their best photos of Tacoma with the Instagram handle “@shootthet_tac” and hashtag “#shootthet” in the “Comment” field. Photographers who are not on Instagram can email their best pics to shootthet@gmail.com with “#shootthet” in the “Subject” field. This contest is open to all photographers of all ages and skill levels, whether they use a cell phone camera or a professional camera. The entry deadline for this competition is June 20, 2016.

Photos of Tacoma will be reposted on the Shoot The T Instagram account (instagram.com/shootthet_tac) from June 6-June 20. The amount of entries received will determine the amount of finalists selected. 50 finalists are expected, and only one photo per photographer will be eligible. The top 25 will be determined by “Likes”, and those photos will be displayed at the Tacoma Art Museum (1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402).

On June 25th, in-person voting will take place of the top 25 at the Tacoma Art Museum (www.tacomaartmuseum.org). It’s free entrance for the viewing, and anyone can vote. Voters will be asked to choose their 3 favorite photos. Votes will be tallied and the field will be narrowed down to 3. After that, a panel of judges from the Instagram account https://instagram.com/tacoma_wa/, eTc Tacoma, the Gallery of Ambition, and Tacoma Apparel Co. will choose the winner. The winner will be announced on June 26, 2016.

The first winner won $253 in cash, a hand-made, customized camera strap from Black Anchor Workshop, and a one year subscription to Photoshop CC on Adobe's Creative Cloud. The second winner won $253 in cash, a $100 gift card to eTc Tacoma, and prizes from the contest sponsors, which included Bluebeard Coffee Roasters, The Grand Cinema, Hilltop Kitchen, and MARROW. For Shoot The T III, our sponsors included Bluebeard Coffee Roasters, The Grand Cinema, LeMay - America's Car Museum, the Museum of Glass, Pacific Grill, Smoke + Cedar, the Tacoma Art Museum, UrbanXchange, and the Washington State History Society.

As usual, the winner takes all, and the grand prize winner will receive $253 in cash from SURGEtacoma as well as prizes from the contest sponsors, which will be announced live on Instagram at various times during the contest and before the in-person viewing/vote on June 25, 2016.

 

For complete contest rules and guidelines, please visit the Shoot The T website at www.shootthet.com.


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