UPDATE: Submissions are now closed! Please visit our Facebook page July 1 – 18 to vote for your favorite photos!

To celebrate 100 grand years, the Smith Tower wants to honor your memories of the building over the last century.  Whether you had office space in the Smith Tower, visited the Chinese Room & Observation Deck, or simply took a picture of the building while walking by, we want you to share your special memory of the Smith Tower.  One winner will be chosen in each of these four categories:

  • Student Scholarship Photograph (must be able to prove college enrollment in Fall 2014)
  • Exterior Building Photograph
  • Interior Public Space or Office Space Photograph
  • Written Memory (may accompany a photograph)

Submissions will be accepted at SmithTower.com from June 1 – June 30.  The Smith Tower Management staff will select the first round of photos and written memories, which will be posted to the Smith Tower Facebook Page for public voting on July 1.  The photo or memory with the most likes in each category by July 18 will be selected as the winner in each respective category. Please read the full Terms and Conditions of the Tower of Memories Scholarship and Contest prior to entering.


Scholarship & Prizes

Each winning photo and memory will be featured on the Smith Tower website, in the Management Office and Chinese Room & Observation Deck, and in Smith Tower’s 100th Anniversary time capsule.  The winner of the student category will receive a $2,000 scholarship to apply to their college education.  Winners from the remaining categories will receive:

  • $500 American Express gift card
  • limited-edition 100th Anniversary Smith Tower memorabilia
  • two (2) lifetime passes to the Chinese Room & Observation Deck


About Smith Tower

Opened on July 4, 1914, Smith Tower has served as a symbol of growth and prosperity in Seattle over the last 100 years.  Located in the heart of Pioneer Square, this 42-story building was once the tallest west of the Mississippi, and remained the tallest building on the West Coast until the Space Needle was built in 1962.  Today Smith Tower provides office and retail space for over 40 local companies, welcomes the general public to visit and host private events in the Chinese Room & Observation Deck, and is even home for one resident in the pyramid at the top of the building.


Media Note

Any news media outlet that would like PDF or JPEG files of the winners in any of the individual categories can contact Cate Chase, Smith Tower Marketing & Relations, at cchase@goodmanre.com or 206.622.4004.