Treasures in Hi-Res
Friends of the Columbia Gorge's Eighth Annual Photo Contest
Detail from "Springtime at Crawford Oaks," by Christopher Baker, Scenic Eastern Gorge category winner, seventh annual photo contest

Treasures in Hi-Res

Friends of the Columbia Gorge's Eighth Annual Photo Contest

Update, Feb. 20, 2023: The entry period for Friends' eighth annual photo contest has ended. Approximately 500 images were entered! Thanks to all participants. Judging (preliminary by staff; final round by an outside panel of professional photographers with ties to the Columbia Gorge) will take place from late winter to spring 2023, with announcement of winners expected in late spring.

Thanks to protection efforts by Friends of the Columbia Gorge and others who love this wild, wondrous place, you can keep coming back to photograph favorite Gorge vistas year after year, season after season, to get that perfect shot.

Whether you capture images with a DSLR with multiple lenses, a camera phone, or other kind of camera, you are invited to enter your finest Gorge shots in Friends’ eighth annual photo contest, Treasures in Hi-Res, sponsored by Pro Photo Supply.

Categories include:

  • Community & Culture
  • Scenic Eastern Gorge
  • Scenic Western Gorge
  • Waterfalls
  • Wildflowers & Other Flora
  • Wildlife
  • Youth Photographer

Our Gorge Connections

Friends of the Columbia Gorge's Seventh Annual Photo Contest

View winners, honorable mentions, and finalists of current photo contest

The Columbia Gorge is a wondrous sight for the eye to behold. It's one of the best nature photography spots in the continental United States, but with this spectacular nature in our region comes the need to responsibly enjoy and protect it.

Since 2015 Friends of the Columbia Gorge has held an annual photo contest as a way to give the public an outlet to artistically communicate the Gorge's beauty and natural wonder, as well as its unique combination of natural landscapes, human infrastructure, and vibrant cultures and communities.

Preliminary judging is completed by Friends' staff, with final judging carried out by a panel of outside photographers and/or conservation professionals.