Our Gorge Connections
View the winners, honorable mentions, and finalists from Friends' seventh annual photo contest
Detail from Jesenia Robles' photo contest Grand Prize winning image (scroll down to view full photo in gallery)

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Presents the Winners, Honorable Mentions, and Finalists of Our Seventh Annual Photo Contest

Everyone who loves the Columbia Gorge has their own special ways of feeling connected to this unique natural environment and distinct Gorge communities contained within. Added together, the multitude of our connections forms a web of experience and inspiration resulting in a shared desire to see the Gorge protected for future generations to love.

Our Gorge Connections, Friends' seventh annual photo contest, provided an opportunity for anyone with a camera to showcase their most "connnective" Gorge images.

528 entries were received, and as always our judges had a difficult job selecting just a few winners and honorable mentions. Congratulations to the following photographers:

Special thanks to contest sponsor Pro Photo Supply, and to our judges: Paloma Ayala, Nic Raingsey, Vince Ready, and Sanjana Sachdeva.

  • Grand Prize winner: Jesenia Robles of Hood River, Oregon, for her photo "Hands With Apricots"
  • Category winners: Christopher Baker, Heidi Cardoza, Bill Kirkland, John Pfeil, Christian Platt, Daniel Rappaport, Zach Spidell
  • Camera Phone Sub-Category Winner: Robert Meyers
  • Honorable mentions: Christopher Baker, Joshua Barza, Justin Bernal, Heidi Cardoza, Carolyn Huber, Don Jacobson, Finn Lin, Robert Meyers, Daniel Rappaport, Kyle Rosso, Paul Thomson, Maggie Troxell

Questions about the photo contest? Contact Digital Communications Manager Stan Hall at stan@gorgefriends.org

Grand Prize Winner, Category Winners, and Honorable Mentions Gallery

Finalists Gallery