Usually, we mix categories up a bit each year by swapping out one previous year's category for a new one. This year's new category is called Garden City and is sponsored by our friends at Depave! For this new category we want to see photos of an urban area with a "green" element - could be a rooftop garden, a recycling sign, a planterbox in a window, etc. We want to be seeing green! We've also brought back the Outdoor School category, which is open to all photographers! You should submit any photos that embody the mission of outdoor education and stewartship to the Outdoor School category. And, as usual, the winner of the Top 100 category will be crowned Photo of the Year 2013!
Dramatic vistas, stunning flora and fauna, an artful picture of a door...you name it. Top 100 photos can be of just about anything (anything fit for family consumption, that is). As the name implies, 100 photos will compete against each other for the honored title of Photo of the Year 2013.
Outdoor School sponsored by The Standard
Spending time outside in the lush temperate rain forests of the Pacific Northwest can inspire some exquisite photographs. Photos of water, plants, animals, and yes, even soil are welcome in this category, as well as anything that means Outdoor School to you!
Garden City sponsored by Depave
Show us your best "green" photo! We want to see the juxtaposition of a rooftop garden in a busy city, the transformation from gray place to green space, and all kinds of vibrant urban atmospheres! Enter photos to this category that have a visual similarity to Depave's mission: Depave promotes the transformation of over-paved places; engaging and
inspiring communities to reconnect urban landscapes to nature.
Youth sponsored by Chinook Book
Any students out there with a strong attachment to your digital camera? This category is for photos taken by those 18 and under. Use that youthful imagination and make your mom proud.
Professional sponsored by Outdoor Project
Okay Pros, now is your chance compete in Photo of the Year. The Photo of the Year will still go to an amateur photographer, but this category will showcase work done by the professional photographers out there. So send us your best! For details on who we consider and amateur and who we consider a professional, please see our contest rules & regulations.