Sponsorship Packages

Our lineup of influential keynote speakers and our location in the nation’s capital – one of the top destinations for visitors in the U.S. — will help make the Focus on the Story International Photo Festival one of the premier photo-enthusiast gatherings of the year. One of our strengths is the quality of community partners that we’ve got behind us — not only are they organizations with deep roots in the local photography community but they greatly amplify our reach to the people you most want to reach.

Our reach extends far beyond the actual festival attendance. Our community partners include, Popville (one of the top 10,000 visited websites in the U.S.), FotoDC, Exposed DC, Glenn Echo PhotoWorks, Critical Exposure, Union 206 Studio and Gallery O on H Street, with more to come.  Our festival also manages the DC Focused photography community, one of the largest and most active photography communities in D.C.

Here’s a quick snapshot as of March 9:

% With Personal URLs

  • Registrants with Photography Websites
  • Registrants w/o Websites but with Social Photo Sharing Accounts
  • Unknown

% Gender Breakdown

  • Women
  • Men

% Where They Are From

  • DC Metro
  • Other

Custom Sponsor Package - Designed and Priced to Fit Your Unique Needs

We’ll work with you to build the perfect sponsorship package that meets all your needs. Want to do something that isn’t listed on this page? Talk to us and we’ll let you know if it’s possible.

Platinum Sponsor - $18,000

Exclusive Exposure

*Sponsor the Opening Night Party or 24-Hour Photo Challenge
1 Premium Branding Opportunity
Chaperoned Email Blasts Before and  After Festival
Your brand will also get prominently featured in our email newsletter, social media outreach, press releases and marketing materials.

VIP Benefits

Enhanced Exhibit Space in Prime Location
2 Invitations to Saturday Night Staff/Speaker Dinner
2 Full Page Ads in Festival Booklet
Complimentary Festival Bag Insert
8 complimentary festival registrations

Branding

Larger Logo on Website
Larger Logo on Promotional Poster

Gold Sponsor - $12,000

Exclusive Exposure

**Sponsor the Opening Night Party or 24-Hour Photo Challenge
1 Premium Branding Opportunity
Your brand will also get prominently featured in our email newsletter, social media outreach, press releases and marketing materials.

VIP Benefits

Enhanced Exhibit Space
1 Full Page Ad in Festival Booklet
Complimentary Festival Bag Insert
5 complimentary festival registrations

Branding

Larger Logo on Website
Larger Logo on Promotional Poster

VIP Sponsor - $5,000

1 Premium Branding Opportunity
Larger Logo on Website
Larger Logo on Promotional Poster
Full Page Ad in Festival Booklet
Complimentary Festival Bag Insert
Exhibitor Table
3 Festival Registrations
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Signature Sponsor - $1,000

Logo on Website
Logo on Promotional Poster
Complimentary Festival Bag Insert
50% Off Festival Booklet Ad
50% Off Exhibitor Table (contingent upon availability)
1 Festival Registration

Premium Branding

Festival T-Shirt - $3000

Exclusive logo branding on the back of festival t-shirt given to all attendees.
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Gear Cleaning/Loans - $3,000

We’re offering three brands the opportunity to provide this popular service.  Your target audience comes to you. We’ll promote your service to attendees on our website and festival booklet.
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Pride Parade Photo Walk - $3,000

Sponsor our Capital Pride Parade photo walk/workshop. We’ll have an outing during Saturday’s Pride Parade, ending with a happy hour. Your brand will be promoted as the sponsor on our website, email blasts, social media and press releases.
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Festival Bag - $3,000

Exclusive branding on both sides of the festival bag – a reusable shopping tote bag – which all attendees will receive.
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Sponsored Panel - $3,000

Your brand will be promoted as the sponsor of a panel on a storytelling panel to be held in the auditorium on Saturday morning.
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Lanyard - $3,000

We’ll hand your branded lanyard, which you provide, along with our festival badge, to every attendee.
1 Available

Coffee and Beverage Host - $3,000

Sponsor morning beverage service with branded signage at service area, promotion in our website and attendee emails and a full page thank you in the festival booklet.
1 Available

Essential Exposure

Festival Bag Insert - $300

The best way to get your promotional materials and branded swag into the hands of all attendees.

Festival Booklet Ad - $250

Get a full-page ad in our 6″ x 9″, spiral-bound festival booklet, which will include our programming schedule and speaker bios.
Half-page ad = $125
Quarter-page ad = $60

Exhibitor/Vendor Table - $150

We have a limited number of spaces for exhibitors/vendors. Tables are approximately six-feet long, with two chairs and table skirt.

*Opening Night Party

The marquee social event of the festival will be at Gallery O on H Street. Sponsorship includes exclusive and extensive on-site branding, with prominent logo placement in all high-traffic gathering spots, including at the bar. Promotion of the opening night party on our website, email newsletters, social media, press releases and advertising will identify it as the “[Your Brand] Opening Party.”

**24-Hour Photo Challenge

The premier interactive event of the festival will be our 24-Hour Photo Challenge with attendees getting the chance to enter their images into our live contest. We’ll promote the contest and the prizes (gear or products that you provide) on our website, email newsletters, social media, press releases and advertising as the “[Your Brand]’s 24-Hour Photo Challenge.” There’s sure to be some great images as the festival coincides with D.C. Pride weekend. Judges will select the winners live during the closing session of the festival. Judging is at the sole discretion of festival organizers but as sponsor, you can have a representative on stage to award prizes.