Crystal City 5K Friday ‘Flickr Flash’ Photo Contest

by ARLnow.com March 31, 2011 at 4:13 pm 3,512 13 Comments

Update on 4/8/11 — Good news for fair-weather photographers who don’t want to brave today’s rain: the contest has been extended by two weeks.

Tomorrow hundreds of runners will kick off the first Crystal City 5K Friday of the year, and we’re hosting a contest to make the evening race as competitive for photographers as it is for runners.

ARLnow.com, in partnership with Crystal City BID, FotoDC and Pacers, is challenging photographers of all skill levels to take photos of the first four 5K Friday races and upload up to five to a specially-designated contest page on Flickr. Feel free to use your creativity and take photos of anything race-related.

On Sunday, April 24, a panel of representatives from all four organizations will help choose ten finalists. Then it’s up to ARLnow.com readers to vote for the winning photos.

We’re offering the following prizes to the top three vote-getters:

  • 1st Prize: $200 Morton’s Crystal City gift card and a race t-shirt
  • 2nd Prize: $50 Jaleo gift card and race t-shirt
  • 3rd Prize: $25 Bozzelli’s Italian Deli gift card and race t-shirt

The winners will be announced during the race after-party at Crystal City’s FLASH photo exhibit. Happy snapping!

  • brendan

    not bad. simplistically brilliant and inexpensive marketing.

  • CrystalMikey

    I’ll be out there running the race; but loving this idea to get the event more exposure!

    • CW

      Easy now; we’ve had enough exposure around here for today.

      You wearing sweatpants?

      • CrystalMikey

        hahahahaha….this is why I love this site

  • JamesE

    I have lost all of my photography will and desire. I will loan at my camera and demand 50% of the prize.

  • KalashniKEV

    I will wear my plate carrier and helmet so novapj can take my pic. Then he can rant on here about things he’s clueless about.

  • Chef D

    why you be speyeing on me?

    • The Man

      That’s what we do.

  • DT

    I will give a prize to the person who finds the fattest runner. It cracks me up to see people who clearly never run at any time other than these 5ks. Novapj is exempt from the prize.


    I took my with my camera with me to check out the cherry blossom later, but this seems more exciting. Is this close to the Metro?

    • Yes, it’s within walking distance of the Crystal City and Pentagon City Metro stations.

  • CrystalMikey

    Wow…tons of cameras out today, not to mention some of my fellow runners getting in on the photog action. Thanks for coming out all!

  • MIchael H.

    I might be there next Friday. I’m running the Cherry Blossom race this weekend so I skipped the 1st 5K Friday.


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