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Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest 2013 Categories

Official categories for the 2013 Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest.

Showcasing the wildlands, wildlife and waters that make Oregon a special place.

Submit your photos between now and September 20, 2013 at midnight to win!


Photos must be of federal public lands in Oregon. This includes National Forest and BLM lands (including designated Wilderness and National Scenic areas), National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, National Grasslands, and National Monuments.  Images featuring recreation are acceptable and encouraged.  Photos from state and local public lands, or private lands, are not eligible.


Photos must be of native Oregon species in their natural habitat. This category includes fish.


Photos must be of pristine, undeveloped waterways in Oregon. This includes rivers, lakes, streams, waterfalls and wetlands. Images featuring recreation are acceptable and encouraged.


Photos must be taken somewhere in the 2.6 million acres of western Oregon’s forestlands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. These BLM backyard forests areas are at risk from proposals to privatize management, remove environmental protections for clean water and wildlife, and greatly increase clear-cutting. The forests, streams, rivers, and recreation areas on these lands safeguard our clean water, provide habitat for Oregon salmon and wildlife, and include some of the last remaining old-growth forests in the United States.

See below for more maps and resources on exploring these areas.

BLM Backyard Forests website –

Interactive map of all BLM forests in western Oregon. Zoom in to find a forest near you – and then get out there with your camera!




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