Friends' Annual Photo Contest
View the winners, honorable mentions, and finalists from Friends' seventh annual photo contest
Detail from Jesenia Robles' seventh annual photo contest Grand Prize winning image.
Friends' Annual Photo Contest
"Down The Middle - Dry Creek Falls" by Dan Hawk, Grand Prize winner of Friends' sixth annual photo contest
Friends' Annual Photo Contest
Sunrise at Catherine Creek by Cate Hotchkiss, Grand Prize winner of Friends' fifth annual photo contest.
Friends' Annual Photo Contest
Fog and Light on the Nick Eaton Ridge Trail by Colleen Wright, the grand prize winner of Friends' fourth annual photo contest.
Friends' Annual Photo Contest
Mirror (Elowah Falls) by Matt Meisenheimer, Grand Prize winner of Friends' third annual photo contest.
Friends' Annual Photo Contest
Autumn Sunrise at Cape Horn by Jeremiah Leipold, Grand Prize winner of Friends' second annual photo contest.
Friends' Annual Photo Contest
Sunset at John B. Yeon State Park by Jeremiah Leipold, Grand Prize winner of Friends' first annual photo contest.

Current Contest: Treasures in Hi-Res

Friends of the Columbia Gorge's Eighth Annual Photo Contest

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

Submissions will be accepted from Dec. 12, 2022, through midnight on Feb. 12, 2023.

Categories include:

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

Starting Dec. 12, visit gorgefriends.org/photocontest to view contest guidelines, prizes, and rules, and to enter your photos.


Our Gorge Connections

Friends of the Columbia Gorge's Seventh Annual Photo Contest

View winners, honorable mentions, and finalists of seventh annual 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.