Register for 8X8Photo
New 2020 Virtual Event! In person event coming 2021.
Registration and participation is open to all - no photography background required.
Registration has now closed
8X8Photo is a brand new event run by the ShoreLake Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating the creativity in all of us. The proceeds from this event work to keep the arts thriving in our region.
We print them for you, you just submit your photo/s when registering - a piece of cake (we like cake).
You can submit a maximum of 10 photos - series welcome and encouraged!
Submissions from all ages and skill levels. We only print what sells, so no need to pick up unsold photographs.
We hope you will be a part of 8X8Photo!
$100 cash prizes will be awarded for People’s Choice, Sponsor's Choice and Director’s Choice Awards! Awards are for the photographers work (1 photo or 10).
Schedule for Photographers
June 1 - July 17: Register your photos online
July 24: Photographs exhibited online, visitors to the site can vote for the People's Choice Award
Friday 31 July, 7pm: Winners broadcast on a live stream on ShoreLake Arts facebook page
10am, Saturday 1 August: Photographs are available to purchase! There is only one of each photograph available for purchase. Based off our longtime 6X6NW event, we expect things to move quickly! The photos will be available for the month of August for purchase.
September 15: Photographers commission checks will be mailed by this date
Complete the online registration form.
Artists may submit up to 10 unique photographs. Series of photographs welcomed as buyers like to purchase multiple.
There is a $6 fee to register
(free for students pre-K to grade 12)
Note - you only pay the fee once regardless if you enter. e.g. $6 for 1,2 or 10 photographs.
Your photographs should be at least 800 x 800 pixels to make a clear print. Please crop the photos to a square format before submitting (otherwise we will do this for you)
We print all artwork and send it directly to the buyer
All entries must be original
This is a community event, so we ask that you please keep submissions PG for our littlies eyes.
Sale of Artwork
All artwork entered into 8X8Photo will be offered for sale for $36
Pickup for buyers is free 2 weeks after purchase from our office. $9 fee for photographs shipped.
No NFS works
ShoreLake Arts will collect and remit Washington State Sales Tax on sold photographs
Artists have the choice of the following:
1. Sale money from any photograph becomes a 100% donation to ShoreLake Arts – Thank You!!
2. Arts Council will take a 60% commission on any works sold and issue artist checks within 30 days after sales close on the website.
Delivery / Drop Off
Photographs will be shipped or be available for pickup 2 weeks after purchase. We only print what is sold, so that gives us enough time to get our ducks in a row.
Free pickup or $9 delivery fee
Labeling of Photographs
We will print and affix labels to the back of the photographs including:
- Photographer name
- Name of photograph
- Photography business name (if applicable)
- Contact details (you have the option to put down your website/social media details should you wish)
- City and State
The Arts Council reserves the right to exclude any works which are deemed offensive or otherwise inappropriate
A word from ShoreLake Arts
The aim of 8X8Photo is to be an open and all-inclusive, community photography exhibit. We will reserve the right to not exhibit any photographs online that aren't suitable.
As we plan for this new online event we are continually thinking of all those we serve: our members; event sponsors; visitors to the website and the photographers. It is our goal to be fair and respectful to all in considering what is displayed.
In the event that a submitted work is declined for exhibition by ShoreLake Arts staff, someone from the office will contact the photographer personally to explain.