Enter Our Photo Contest

Join the fun and capture the festival spirit 

The Festival in Motion encourages people to enjoy the Walnut Creek Greenway from Lake Johnson to the Neuse River. We need the help of photographers of all ages and experience levels to capture its hidden beauty and interesting stories.

Please submit your best photos from the Festival in Motion, or from other visits to the area, to the 2013 Walnut Creek Photo Contest. Entry opens on Monday, September 30, at 8 a.m., and closes on Monday, October 7, at 5 p.m. Email color or black and white images, in the highest resolution possible, to: rdifiore@hazenandsawyer.com. Put “Submit FIM Photo” on the Subject line.  (Photo submissions to this address only.)


Have Questions? 

Questions about the contest should be referred to Benson Kirkman, Festival in Motion Co-Chair at benson.kirkman@att.net.

One person may enter a maximum of five entries. Entrants must specify the category for each submission, but a single photo may be submitted in multiple categories.

A panel of professional photographers will judge the images and award prizes to First Place ($60) and Second Place ($40) in six Categories and a Grand Prize ($100) for best overall. Winners will be announced at a reception hosted by the Friends of Lake Johnson at the Magnolia Cottage, 1500 Lake Dam Road on the east end of Lake Johnson Park Boathouse from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 29th. Winning photos will be printed and mounted for display.

All entries will become the property of the Festival in Motion. No commercial use beyond future use by the Festival will be made of the photos. Winners and entrant’s photos may be displayed at public venues in the future. Photographers will be credited any time the photos are displayed or reproduced.


Contest Categories

Entries will be accepted in the following categories:

  1. People - especially walking, biking, exercising, dancing, etc. in motion
  2. Landscapes
  3. Plants - include enough of the plant to establish its identity
  4. Animals - wild and domesticated
  5. Historic Features - provide a brief paragraph explaining the significance
  6. Water

Entries must be accompanied by the full name, mailing address, phone number and email address of the photographer. Each image must note the category or categories in which the photographer wishes it to be judged. No more than five entries total will be judged.  

All photos must be taken along Walnut Creek or its tributaries to include, but not limited to adjacent Raleigh Parks. The specific location of each submission would be welcome.