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 still a surprise. Check back soon to see
what it’ll be. We've also broadened last year’s Outdoor School category and
renamed it People in Nature. Yes, just like last year it’s open to all photographers!
And, as usual, the winner of the Top 100 category will be crowned Photo of the
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 2014.
like last year, this is a place for you pro photographers to participate. 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 an amateur and who we consider
a professional, please see our contest rules & regulations.
category expands on the theme of Outdoor School, as our experiences there can
inspire a lifetime of finding fulfillment in the outdoors. We like to say spending
time outside in the temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest can inspire
some exquisite photographs. Photos of people interacting with water, plants,
animals, and yes, even soil, are all welcome in this category.
you a student with a strong attachment to your digital camera? This category is
for photos taken by those 18 and under. Submitting your photos to this
category is free! Use that youthful imagination and make your parents proud.
This year we're introducing an Instagram category to the contest. Use the #POTY2014 hashtag to submit a photo, and we'll repost our favorites on Friends of Outdoor School's Instagram account. Judges will select their 20 favorite photos submitted by February 1 for public display at the Awards Gala. This category is sponsored by our friends at Travel Oregon. You can also use the #traveloregon hashtag for a chance to see your photo reposted to their Instagram account with over 43,000 followers.