Our Gorge Connections
Entries are being accepted for Friends' seventh annual photo contest
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.

Our Gorge Connections

Friends of the Columbia Gorge's Seventh Annual Photo Contest

Entry period: Dec. 1 to Feb. 6 | Enter 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.