Outdoor Photo Contest

The Oregon spectrum.

The submission deadline has passed for 2015. Click here to see the 2015 winners!

Fall Creek (photo by Kelly Morgan)

For over a decade, the Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest has been a platform for stunning portraits of the state we call home. Amateur and professional photographers alike have submitted incredible images of mountainscapes, rivers, and elusive creatures that embody our ideal Oregon. In 2015, we’re expanding the contest aesthetic to include Oregon’s dark side – giving a face to the issues we must address to keep our state pristine and wild. Nature photographers are conservation photographers, so we’re calling on you and your superior eye to capture it all. Send us the scenic and the tragic; the light and the dark – the full Oregon spectrum.

Enter your photos in the 11th annual Outdoor Photo Contest’s four main categories:

  • Wildlands
  • Wildlife
  • Waters
  • Endangered Places (this year subtitled Oregon: high-contrast, featuring the state and private logging practices that currently harm and continue to threaten our landscape.)

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!

Click here to see the 2015 winners!

See the 2014 winners here: 

  • 2014 Wildlands Winner
    The 2014 Wildlands winner: Sandy Glacier Cave "Snow Dragon" by Eric Guth.
  • 2014 Wildlands Runner-Up
    The 2014 Wildlands runner-up: Dry Creek "Good Day Sunshine" by TJ Thorne.
  • 2014 Wildlife Winner
    The 2014 Wildlife winner: Bushtits in the Snow by David Leonard.
  • 2014 Wildlife Runner-Up
    The 2014 Wildlife runner-up: Western Screech Owl by Rhett Wilkins.
  • 2014 Waters Winner
    The 2014 Waters winner: Abiqua Falls "The Crystal Ballroom" by Tula Top.
  • 2014 Waters Runner-Up
    The 2014 Waters runner-up: Cape Perpetua by Gerard Smith.
  • 2013 Endangered Places Winner
    The 2014 Endangered Places winner: Crater Lake "Appreciation" by TJ Thorne.
  • 2013 Endangered Places Runner-Up
    The 2014 Endangered Places runner-up: Rolling Clouds-Leslie Gulch by Gary Miller.

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.

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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Thank you for joining us at Call of the Wild on Friday, October 16 at Leftbank Annex to celebrate Oregon Wild and the 2015 Outdoor Photo Contest winners!

Top photo: Kelly Morgan.