Usually, we mix these up a bit each year by swapping out a category for a new one. This year we're creating a new Outdoor School category! And, as usual, the winner of the Top 100 category will be crowned Photo of the Year 2012!
Top 100 sponsored by Mason, Bruce & Girard
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 2012.
Outdoor School sponsored by Chinook Book
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!
Portland sponsored by The Standard
The City of Roses! The birthplace of Outdoor School! A whole category dedicated to the beauty of the City of Portland. Shots of downtown architecture, food cart pods, Saturday Market, the numerous parks - enter them all!
Youth sponsored by Multnomah County Cultural Coalition supported by the Oregon Cultural Trust
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. Youth participants are eligible to submit up to 10 photos for free (see our FAQ for details), underwritten by the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition!
Professional sponsored by Autodesk
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.