Washington State Ferries Photo Contest is back and they want your photos

Are you a ferry enthusiast? Or maybe you live or work downtown and constantly take photos of Washington State ferries. Either way, Washington State Ferries is bringing their photo contest back to Twitter, and your photo could make the cover of the 2022 sailing schedule.

The competition took a hiatus last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But this year is back in full force because they are looking for not one, not two, but Three winning images. Since the ferry system now prints three separate brochures for its routes, that means you have even more chances to choose your photo (s).

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So how do you get in? The details are simple:

All you have to do is follow @wsferries on Twitter, then tweet your photo between Monday, September 27 at noon and Friday, October 1, 2021 at noon. Make sure to include the hashtag #FerryFotoContest. All members of the public, except WSDOT employees and contractors, are eligible and invited to participate. No fare purchase is required.

Now there are also requirements. Keep in mind that the competition is looking for truly unique images. Not just any old photo of the ferry, consider including the mountains, other scenery, or passengers. But some of the most important requirements include:

  • Your picture:
    • Must include at least one vessel in the Washington State Ferries system (in whole or in part)
    • Will be printed in black and white, so consider what it will look like
    • Must have been taken yourself and you have the right to submit it to this competition
    • May have been taken at any time
  • Don’t break any laws or do anything dangerous to take a photo. If you are on a ferry, avoid restricted areas and, if driving, do not take photos or tweets.
  • Do not tweet a link to an image that has been uploaded to another site.
  • Do not send your photo by direct message to Twitter.
  • You can submit up to three photos. If you tweet more than three, we’ll only consider the first three shared.
  • You will retain the rights to your photograph; however, finalists must agree to grant us the right to use their snapshots for marketing and communications purposes, which will include photo credit. We will never sell your photo.

So what are you waiting for? Tweet, you have until October 1 to participate. If you need more details, you can click here.