Last year’s grand prize winner, Laurie Ascanioi of Bothell. Photo courtesy of Marella Alejandrino

Last year’s grand prize winner, Laurie Ascanioi of Bothell. Photo courtesy of Marella Alejandrino

Kenmore Heritage Society launches fifth annual Northshore Fun Photo Contest

The contest has expanded to include entries from communities within the NSD.

The Kenmore Heritage Society (KHS), in partnership with Kenmore Camera, will host its fifth annual Fun Photo Contest this September.

After four years of honoring the best interpretive images in its annual contest, KHS has rewritten the rules for this year, allowing more time for picture taking and expanding the area from which photos may be entered to include other communities in the Northshore School District (NSD). Broadening the contest will add photo entries from Bothell, Kenmore and Woodinville.

“We have been having so much fun with this contest for four years that we wanted to share the fun with neighboring communities,” Jo Ann Evans, president of the Kenmore Heritage Society, said in a press release. “By moving the start date to mid-September, we’re making it easier for students to compete.”

This year’s one-week Northshore Fun Photo Contest begins Sept.14. Photographers may register now at or in person between 10 a.m. and noon on Sept. 14 at Kenmore Camera (6708 N.E. 181st St. in Kenmore).

Marella Alejandrino, a KHS board member, is organizing the contest this year. She said the expansion of the annual contest will encourage community involvement.

“It’s a fun, creative way for residents to discover their neighborhood,” she said.

There will be six categories for people to submit photos. In the past, the categories have been anything between “then and now,” and “neighbors” to “what’s up?” and “around the corner.”

Subject categories will be announced and posted online the same day. Registration is free, and the contest is open to all ages and skill levels with no residency requirement.

All photographic entries must be taken between Sept. 14 and 21. Photos can be captured by any kind of camera, but must be submitted digitally. Winners will be announced at 2 p.m., on Oct. 6 at Kenmore Camera.

Alejandrino said the judging recognizes creative expression.

“Prizes will be awarded for the most original, appealing, and creative entry in each of our six mystery categories,” she said.

Cash and merchandise prizes will be awarded in each category with best-of-show honors going to the most creative entry.

For more information about the annual contest, contact

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