Outdoor Photo Contest

Your Oregon. Your Focus.

The submission window for the 2015 contest will open in May/June 2015. Click here to see the 2014 winners!


2014 was a year of milestones: 40 years of Oregon Wild, 50 Years of the Wilderness Act, and a whole decade of the Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest. Each year, amateur and professional photographers alike have wowed us with their visions of Oregon. In 2015, there are even more opportunities to for YOU to have adventures, submit photos, and win big. 

Click here to see the winners in the 10th annual Outdoor Photo Contest’s four main categories:

An entry fee of just $5 enables you to submit up to five total photos to any of the four main categories, and enters you into the chance to win exciting prizes from our outstanding sponsors, including:

  • $250 gift certificate to Pro Photo Supply
  • More prizes to come...

Plus, your images might just be featured in our newsletter or in other publications to help inspire others to protect Oregon's special places!

See this year's winners here.

See last year's winners here: 

  • 2013 Wildlands Winner
    The 2013 Wildlands winner: Eagle Cap Wilderness by Brad Goldpaint.
  • 2013 Wildlands Runner Up
    The 2013 Wildlands runner-up: Rowena Crest by Scott Smorra.
  • 2013 Wildlife Winner
    The 2013 Wildlife winner: Harsin Butte by Kelly Morgan.
  • 2013 Wildlife Runner Up
    The 2013 Wildlife runner-up: Iwetemlaykin by Leon Werdinger.
  • 2013 Waters Winner
    The 2013 Waters winner: Waldo Lake by Pete Springer.
  • 2013 Waters Runner Up
    The 2013 Waters runner-up: Sparks Lake by Scott Smorra.
  • 2013 Endangered Places Winner
    The 2013 Endangered Places winner: Crabtree Valley by Alan Hirschmugl.
  • 2013 Endangered Places Runner Up
    The 2013 Endangered Places runner-up: Siskiyou Peak by Justin Rohde.

For all submissions:

Before you send in your images, please review the contest Rules and Submission Guidelines for complete details, including an explanation of the categories. All submissions must be accompanied by an entry form.

Finalists are announced after an initial round of judging in September. Oregon Wild supporters will vote online for the grand prize winners in each category. We will announce the winners at our annual benefit, Call of the Wild, to be held in Portland on the night of October 16, 2015.

Please note: The Oregon Wild staff work tirelessly to protect the wildlands, wildlife, and waters that are the focus of this contest. We are unable to take phone calls regarding this contest and urge you to utilize the maps, detailed submission guidelines, and additional resources provided on our website to the best of your ability. Thank you for understanding, and best of luck!

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Thanks for joining us at Call of the Wild on Friday, October 17 at Leftbank Annex to celebrate Oregon Wild and the 2014 Outdoor Photo Contest winners!

Top photo: Uncage the Soul Productions.