Outdoor Photo Contest

The 2017 submission window is has closed. See the 2017 winners here! 

Submissions window closed September 8, 2017. Stay tuned for 2018.

Cascade-Siskiyou (photo courtesy BLM)

The Big Picture - For over 40 years, Oregon Wild has worked to protect the bigger picture - the landscapes and ecosystems that keep our state in balance, keep us healthy and active, and give Oregon an aesthetic unlike any other. For over a decade, our Outdoor Photo Contest has been the platform to showcase these essential and beautiful places we call home. Now more than ever, our public lands and the life they sustain need our attention and protection. Whether you're an amateur or professional photographer, you can help us put the focus on our mountains, forests, rivers, and native wildlife to safeguard them for generations to come simply by entering the 13th annual Outdoor Photo Contest.

Photographers of all ages and abilities can enter photos in the 13th annual Outdoor Photo Contest’s four main categories (see below). By capturing and sharing what you love about Oregon as only a nature photographer can, you’ll help everyone see the bigger picture.

Enter your photos in the 13th 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 the 2016 winners here:

  • 2016 Wildlands Winner
    The 2016 Wildlands winner: Ice Lake by Matthew Tannenbaum.
  • 2016 Wildlands 1st Runner-Up
    The 2016 Wildlands runner-up: Alvord Desert by Mark Darnell.
  • 2016 Wildlands 2nd Runner-Up
    The 2016 Wildlands runner-up: Broken Top by Scott Smorra.
  • 2016 Wildlife Winner
    The 2016 Wildlife winner: Northern Flicker by Hayley Crews.
  • 2016 Wildlife 1st Runner-Up
    The 2016 Wildlife runner-up: Western Screech Owl by Rhett Wilkins.
  • 2016 Wildlife 2nd Runner-Up
    The 2016 Wildlife runner-up: Coquille River Mink by Steve Dimock.
  • 2016 Waters Winner
    The 2016 Waters winner: Silver Falls by Rami Jambaji.
  • 2016 Waters Runner-Up
    The 2016 Waters runner-up: Crater Lake by Sungwook Choi.
  • 2016 Waters Runner-Up
    The 2016 Waters runner-up: Owyhee Canyonlands by Kat Dierickx.
  • 2016 Endangered Places Winner
    The 2016 Endangered Places winner: Malheur Owl by Jim Maloney.
  • 2016 Endangered Places Runner-Up
    The 2016 Endangered Places runner-up: Malheur NWR by Jurgen A Hess.

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 a completed entry form. Click here to pay your fee and get started.

Finalists are announced after an initial round of judging in September. Oregon Wild supporters 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 13, 2017.

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 our 2017 Call of the Wild event on Friday, October 13th where we unveiled the winners of the 13th annual Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest.

Top photo: BLM.