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Essence of Bellingham photo competition has categories for children, youth

Entries are being accepted through May 1 for the 10th annual Essence of Bellingham photo competition, which includes classifications for schoolchildren and youths in kindergarten through fourth grade, fifth through eighth grades, and high school freshmen through seniors.

The competition is sponsored by the city of Bellingham and Whatcom Museum. Winning images will be displayed in City Hall, featured on BTV10 and the city website, and added to the museum’s photo archives.

Competition details, an online entry form, and photographs from past competitions are at

Details: Shannon Taysi at Planning and Community Development, 360-778-8360, or