After 10 years, our primary summer fundraiser, Long Shot has a new name and new format! We are excited to announce our 2019 summer fundraiser: Chase The Light, in partnership with The Fence and Friends of Waterfront Seattle .


Chase The Light is Photographic Center Northwest's (PCNW) annual summer fundraising event celebrating photography and community; formerly known as Long Shot. Chase The Light is a weekend of photographic exploration for residents of Washington State June 8-9. Every single participant who submits will have one photograph selected for inclusion in a pop-up exhibition & print auction at PCNW on June 15.

NEW this year: We are excited to share that all of those photographs will also have extended visibility in an outdoor regional showcase in partnership with Friends of Waterfront Seattle and The FENCE beginning in late summer!



48 hr. Photo Shoot: June 8 – June 9

The photo shoot adventures commence at on Saturday, June 8 through Sunday, June 9. Participants residing in WA state, with all types of cameras, make photographs within that 48 hour window.

Submit: Monday, June 10 by 12pm (noon), Tuesday June 11 by 2pm for analog

A panel of industry professionals review submissions and select one image from each participant. All selections will be featured in our online slideshow, printed at PCNW for the exhibition June 15 and included in an extended outdoor regional showcase in partnership with Friends of Waterfront Seattle and The FENCE.

Celebrate: Saturday, June 15, 5-9pm

A community party on Saturday, June 15 at PCNW celebrates participants and features an exhibition and slideshow of Chase The Light photographs. Make a donation that evening and go home with a unique Chase The Light print.


Anyone residing in the state of Washington can register.

Take photographs anywhere in the world and with any camera—film, digital, cell phones, and everything in between! 

A $20 suggested donation registers you for Chase The Light. Registration covers participation in the event, which includes image submission, your images reviewed by a panel of professionals, and one selected image printed on fine art paper and exhibited during the exhibition June 15, 2019.  If you’d like a copy of your selected Chase The Light print you can add $15 to your registration.