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Friends of the Columbia Gorge Photography Contest: Picturing Protection
November 26, 2020 @ 6:00 am - 11:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2020
Friends of the Columbia Gorge is now accepting submissions for its sixth annual photo contest, entitled “Picturing Protection.” For the complete list of contest rules, photo requirements, or to submit photos, visit gorgefriends.org/photocontest. The deadline to submit photos is Dec. 31.
Friends’ photo contest gives photography enthusiasts the opportunity to close out a difficult, change-filled year by capturing something that is dependable and comforting: the beautiful and inspiring sights of the Columbia Gorge.
This year’s theme recognizes that the Gorge’s stunning and largely unspoiled views are in large part due to the passionate advocacy of those who for decades have put in the hard work of protecting the Gorge, be it through activism, stewardship, and other acts of conservation.
On Thursday, Nov. 12, Paloma Ayala and acclaimed photographer and author Peter Marbach will host “The Story Behind the Picture,” a live webinar at 5:30 p.m. about photography and storytelling. Register at gorgefriends.org/news-events/events/2020-11-12/webinar–the-story-behind-the-picture.html
Friends will honor winners in seven categories in addition to the grand prize winner. The categories are: Gorge Community Life, Human Works, Scenic-Eastern Gorge, Scenic-Western Gorge, Wildflowers, Wildlife, and Youth Photographer (age 17 and under). The grand prize winner will be chosen from all of the submissions and can come from any category.
See a list of winners from Friends’ Fifth Annual Photo Contest, “Nature + Nurture,” at gorgefriends.org/conserve-connect/nature-nurture-photo-contest-winners.html