SequaliShoot Photo Challenge


Watch for SequaliShoot photographs on exhibit at DuPont City Hall. Details soon!

2014 SequaliShoot winner
From left: Jim Killingbeck, Kaila Penner, Rob Penner

SequaliShoot 2015 begins June 6

SequaliShoot is a 24-hour photography challenge. Participating photographers are invited to photograph the area in and around Sequalitchew Creek as part of DuPont's National Trails Day event. The 2015 challenge is planned for June 6-7. 

We’re looking for images that tell the story of historic Sequalitchew Creek or your experiences on the trail that would entice someone to visit.

Awards are given for first and second place, and honorable mention.


Did you take the challenge and give it your best shot?

Limited edition stainless steel water bottles are now available. Cost is $17 plus tax and shipping. 

Order from my Cafe Press NW by SW Photo shop.

Must be present to win!

There is no charge to take part in the challenge but you must sign up no later than 11:50 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2015. If you can't be on the trail on Saturday morning, sign up here before noon Saturday. Only images captured from noon Saturday until noon Sunday, June 7, will be accepted. After you sign up, you will receive a handout with instructions for sending in your winning images. The handout will be emailed to online registrants.


Contact Kate Lynch at 253-431-3093 or katelynchwa@yahoo.com or Amy Walker – City of DuPont – 253-318-6286 or awalker@ci.dupont.wa.us

Online Registration - SequaliShoot 2015

First, Last Name
Email Address
Photography Skill Level
Type of camera

  • Take Center Drive - Exit 118 - from Interstate 5
  • Turn left at traffic light for Civic Drive
  • Sequalitchew Creek trailhead is next to City Hall


Sequalitchew Creek Canyon is an historic region that has been inhabited for about 5,000 years. In recent years, the Hudson's Bay Company operated Fort Nisqually near here from 1833 through the 1850s. The trail was also a narrow-gauge railroad transporting DuPont explosives to a wharf. 

Sequalitchew is a Coast Salish (Lushootseed language) word that has several meanings but describes a "shallow place" or "long run-out tide." Ancestors of Nisqually tribal members settled here thousands of years ago. Shellfish middens in the area are at least 5,000 years old.

Click on map photo to download trail map

City of DuPont

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