If you attended our Worldwide Photowalk event last year in Smithfield, you know how much fun it was! And – not to brag – but things are going to be even better for our Spring 2018 Photo Walk Contest!

We’ve partnered again with the Smithfield & Isle of Wight Convention & Visitors Bureau. We are really excited to be working together again! In addition to being able to get out and spend time with other amazing photographers, Smithfield is holding a photo contest and will be giving away $200 in cash prizes!

Spring 2018 Photo Walk Contest

Smithfield Tourism will sponsor $200 in prize money for the winning images: $100 for first prize, $75 for second and $25 for third prize.
In exchange Smithfield Tourism requests free usage of all images submitted to the contest from the walk that day, so photographers will be asked to sign a photo release as well as a model release for any recognizable images of people in their image.

Entry into the walk is on a first come basis, until the 50 spaces are filled.

If you need to cancel attending, please let us know so we can find a replacement.

Only three rules:

1. You may only submit one photo for the contest (but we definitely encourage you to share more with the Bureau of Tourism!)
2. Colleges aren’t allowed, as they are technically more than one photo
3. Photos must be taken during the walk on 04/28 (not before or after)

Using editing software (such as Lightroom, Photoshop, Camera Raw, etc) are acceptable.

Winter 2018 photography events

Here’s the photo from last year’s event!


Saturday, April 28th, 2018

10:00am – 1:00pm

Where We Will Meet

Everyone will meet and gather for a group photo in front of the Smithfield Visitor Center (319 Main Street, Smithfield VA) at 10am.

Where The Walk Will End

We will finish the day by gathering at the Smithfield Ice Cream Parlor (208 Main Street, Smithfield VA) no later than 1pm.

Save Your Spot Via this Link: https://www.meetup.com/VirginiaBeach-photofanatics-and-friends/events/247803759/

We would absolutely LOVE to see you at this Spring 2018 photo walk contest! But – on the off chance schedules don’t work out, we also offer one on one mentoring, put together free events for photographers, or you can always { Contact Us } for anything you need – even if it’s just a friendly face to say you’re on the right track!