Outdoor Photo Contest

The 2019 submission window is open! Enter and submit your photos by Friday, September 6th at midnightSee the 2018 winners here! 

Opal Creek by Matthew N. King.

Ancient - Our forests have lived many lives. Over the last 45 years, Oregon Wild has worked to ensure our mature and old-growth forests are protected for generations to come. We're celebrating with a special photo contest focus this year along with special hikes in Oregon's diverse ancient forests through our 2019 Outdoor Program. Whether you're an amateur or professional photographer, you can help us put the focus on our stunning peaks, vibrant forests, dynamic rivers, and precious wildlife and help give them and us a future simply by entering the 15th annual Outdoor Photo Contest.

Photographers of all ages and abilities can enter photos in the 15th 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 spread awareness and passion for safeguarding our natural world for generations to come. Help us keep Oregon wild...

Photos are entered in the 15th 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! Submit your entry fee and start your contest journey today!

See the 2018 winners here or below:

  • 2018 Wildlands Winner
    The 2018 Wildlands winner: Steens Mountain and Alvord Desert by Daniel Gomez.
  • 2018 Wildlands 1st Runner-Up
    The 2018 Wildlands 1st runner-up: Opal Creek by Wes Baker.
  • 2018 Wildlands 2nd Runner-Up
    The 2018 Wildlands 2nd runner-up: Diamond Peak Wilderness by Eric DeBord.
  • 2018 Wildlife winner
    The 2018 Wildlife winner: Deschutes National Forest by Cheryl Hill.
  • 2018 Wildlife 1st Runner-Up
    The 2018 Wildlife 1st runner-up: Hairy Woodpeckers by Rhett Wilkins.
  • 2018 Wildlife 2nd Runner-Up
    The 2018 Wildlife 2nd runner-up: Black Oystercatcher by David Leonard.
  • 2018 Waters Winner
    The 2018 Waters winner: White River Canyon by James Armstrong.
  • 2018 Waters 1st Runner-Up
    The 2018 Waters 1st runner-up: Downing Creek Falls by Caleb Jacobson.
  • 2018 Waters 2nd Runner-Up
    The 2018 Waters 2nd runner-up: North Fork Willamette by Eric DeBord.
  • 2018 Endangered Places Winner
    The 2018 Endangered Places winner: Owyhee River by James Parsons.
  • 2018 Endangered Places 1st Runner-Up
    The 2018 Endangered Places 1st runner-up: North Umpqua River by Alan Hirschmugl.

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 (editable PDF). If you prefer, a regular PDF version of the entry form is available here.

Grand prize winners are announced after the public votes on the finalists in late September 2019. 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 11, 2019.

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 2019 Call of the Wild event on Friday, October 11th where we unveiled the winners of the 15th annual Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest!

Top photo: Matthew N. King.