2016 Photo Contest Categories

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

The submission deadline for 2016 ends September 16, 2016. 


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.

Endangered Places

Take Refuge. Photos should be of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Although the armed militants at Malheur NWR finally stood down this February after a 41-day occupation, attacks on our public lands continue behind the scenes. By capturing and sharing what you love about Malheur as only a nature photographer can do, you can help us increase the exposure on a continuing problem and keep our public lands in the public view.

See below for more resources on exploring areas for this category: