Stanwood seeks your photos for city website

STANWOOD — Calling all photographers: Do you have great images of the people and places that make Stanwood and its surrounding communities special?

The city would like to showcase those images on the its new website. The website is scheduled to go live Nov. 1, and city is gathering photos until Sept. 30.

Especially sought are images portraying local life and scenery in Stanwood and the surrounding area. Images used on the website will be credited.

Subject matter is not limited. Images can include seasons, people at play and work, culture, landscapes, buildings and architecture.

“We want the new website to visually celebrate Stanwood — our community events, businesses, rural areas and neighborhoods as well as our history and amazing natural beauty. We live in one of the best cities in the world. Our website should reflect that,” Mayor Dianne White said in a statement.

Images must meet a set of guidelines, including:

Photos must be the original full size versions (no cropped images).

Photos must be submitted in digital JPG format only at 300 dpi resolution.

There is no limit to the number of photos that may be submitted. Multiple images from one photographer may be chosen and used throughout the site.

Photos will be accepted in color or black and white, to maintain the artistic integrity intended by the photographer.

Minor alterations and improvements of photographs with image enhancing software will be allowed; however photos should be realistic and portray real locations and residents.

Images should portray the lifestyle of this area, the quality of life this area represents and its residents.

No monetary compensation will be provided for any selected photos. Photographers will be notified if their submission is selected.

For the complete rules and more information, contact Leslie Collings at 360-629-2181. Send submissions to

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