Essence of Bellingham Photo Competition

Each year, the City of Bellingham and the Whatcom Museum sponsor the “Essence of Bellingham” photo competition. Entries that capture the “essence” of Bellingham are showcased and added to a collection documenting Bellingham and the diverse nature of life in our city and county. It’s a fun, free way to help preserve what life in Be​llingham is like for future generations.

  • All entries will be added to the Museum’s photo archives and may appear on BTV, the City of Bellingham website, and in other City publications.​
  • Top winning entries are displayed in City Hall and included in a Downtown Gallery Walk event each year.
  • All residents of Whatcom County are eligible to participate
  • Entries will be accepted through May 1, 2022.

Visit the Essence of Bellingham website to learn more.