Treasures in Hi-Res
View the winners, honorable mentions, and finalists from Friends' eighth annual photo contest
Detail from Chris Elkinton's photo contest Grand Prize winning image of Wahclella Falls (scroll down to view full photo in gallery)

Treasures in Hi-Res

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Presents Photo Contest Winners, Honorable Mentions, & Finalists

Treasures in Hi-Res, Friends' eighth annual photo contest, provided an opportunity for anyone with a camera to showcase their most treasured images of the Columbia Gorge.

A record-high 577 entries were received, and as always our panel of Gorge-based, professional photographer judges had a daunting task in selecting just a few winners and honorable mentions. 

Special thanks to contest sponsor Pro Photo Supply, and to our judges: Paloma Ayala, Cate Hotchkiss, and Vince Ready.

Questions about the photo contest? Contact Digital Communications Manager Stan Hall at

Congratulations to all of our winning and recognized photographers.

Grand Prize Winner, Category Winners, and Honorable Mentions Gallery


  • Grand Prize winner: Chris Elkinton of Portland for his photo of Wahclella Falls
  • Category winners: Sorel Johnson, Bill Kirkland, Becky Kuperstein (two categories), Christian Platt, Ralph Sanders, Jared Strawderman
  • Camera Phone Sub-Category Winner: John Hall
  • Honorable mentions: Heidi Cardoza, Jeff Christensen, Scott Christianson,Chris Elkinton, Jennifer Holzapfel-Hanson, Sorel Johnson, Peter Murphy, Christian Platt, Abby Seth, Linda Sorensen, Linda Steider

Winners & Honorable Mentions