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We Love Downtown Astoria Photo Contest

Calling all creative people in the Astoria-Warrenton region and beyond! Starting this April we are hosting a Downtown Astoria Photography contest. We are looking for the best and most beautiful photos of our beloved downtown of Astoria. Use the #welovedowntownastoria in your social media posts while ramping up for the event and submit your imagery online starting April 1st. More information is posted below. There’s going to be a fun event afterwards during the Second Saturday in May, and the 10 winners of the contest will receive a great prize made in partnership with Old Town Framing Company and West Coast Artisans. Live music! Specialty drinks and pastries! You won’t want to miss out.

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We Love Downtown Astoria Photography Contest
April 1 – 28 | WINNERS ANNOUNCED MAY 5

  • Winning Photos Debut at Sleeper Coffee Shop on May 11th | During Second Saturday ArtWalk (12-8pm)
  • Live Music from 6-8pm by Sapsucker. Specialty drinks and pastries provided by Sleeper Coffee.

HOW TO ENTER IN APRIL:

** Reminder: the webpage will not be open for submissions until April 1st when the contest starts **

We accept most file extensions (JPG, PNG, TIF, SVG, PDF, AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, MPG, WMV)

Summary: We love downtown Astoria! If you enjoy capturing the character and beauty of downtown Astoria, please submit your photos this April to We Love Downtown Astoria Photography Contest. We are looking for expressive and artful photos that really capture the magic of this amazing town. The boundaries of this photo contest are from 5th to 17th Street and from the Riverwalk to Exchange (Astoria Downtown Historic District). Winning photographs will be on display for the month of May at Sleeper Coffee Shop, beginning on Second Saturday Artwalk (May 11th). The Best of Show will receive a framed print of their work and a $50 dollar gift card from Sleeper Coffee Shop. Top category winners will receive a matted image of their work that they can take home at the end of the month. The categories of entry are as follows:

Food
Beverage
View
Quirky
Hidden Gem
Street Life
Interior
Nature
History

We will have a total of 10 winners. Top Winner is Best in Show and can come from any of the 9 categories. You may only submit one photograph per category. If you have a photograph that matches with more than one category, you may submit it to those as well, understanding you are limited to just one image in each.

**This event is hosted by the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association and is in partnership with the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce, and we do not claim copyrights to any of your images. By agreeing to submit your images to this contest, you are giving permission for them to be shared by the ADHDA and AWACC for promotional purposes in the Astoria-Warrenton area**

If you have any questions or comments, please email Lyra Stone at events@astoriadowntown.com.

Sunday Market Sponsorships

Want to help this important part of our economy thrive? The Astoria Sunday Market is looking for sponsors for the 2024 Market season. Choose from a variety of levels and benefits and have your business recognized all summer long! This opportunity is open now through April 1st and more info can be found at: https://www.astoriasundaymarket.com/sponsor or reach out to Tamara with questions: tamara@astoriadowntown.com🍆🥔🌽🥒🍒🥬🥦🧄

New! Astoria Sunday Market Kid’s Club

New this Summer! Introducing the Astoria Sunday Market’s Kid’s Club. Each week from June through September, kids ages 5 to 12 can participate in a fun activity focused on local food and healthy eating. Kids who register will be able to check in each week to receive two $1 tokens to be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables. Healthy kids = healthy community!! 🍆🥔🥕🌽🥒🍒🍓🥬🥦🧄

Love Your Streets April 20th!

Join us for Spring Love Your Streets Saturday April 20th from 9am to noon! It’s going to be a big event this year, and we will need as many volunteers as we can get. Help us plant flowers, clean up graffiti, scrape stickers and beautify downtown. So much of what makes downtown Astoria incredible is the proactive support of our community members.

Come out and sign up to volunteer here: https://signup.com/go/ccRpurk We will be meeting at the Garden of Surging Waves at 9am!

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