SequaliShoot Photo Challenge


2014 SequaliShoot winners
Jim Killingbeck, Kaila Penner, Rob Penner

SequaliShoot 2018 begins June 2

SequaliShoot is a 24-hour photography challenge. Participating photographers are invited to photograph any of the trails within the City of DuPont as part of DuPont's National Trails Day event. 

Shoot Sequalitchew or any trail in DuPont in 24 hours - from noon June 2 until noon June 3.

Enter your 3 best images in the SequaliShoot Challenge.

Photographers will be invited to exhibit their work at City Hall.


Youth - up to age 17:  1st and 2nd Place and People’s Choice Awards

Adult - age 18 and older:  1st and 2nd Place and People’s Choice Awards

Must be present to win!

You must be signed up for National Trails Day in DuPont to take part in the challenge. If you can't be on the trail on Saturday morning, sign up on this website before noon Saturday. To sign up in person, meet Kate at the Sequalitchew trailhead near DuPont City Hall anytime between 10 a.m. and noon. Only images captured from noon Saturday until noon Sunday, June 3, 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 2018

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

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.


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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