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    Calendar Photo Contest

    Enter the next Calendar Photo Contest

    We are now accepting photos for the 2018 Columbia River PUD Calendar Photo Contest. Download an entry form.

    Fourth of July in St. Helens
    Photo by Crystal Farnsworth, City of St. Helens

    We typically receive about 300 photos for the contest. Our board selects a group of finalists, and then we post those photos in our lobby and on our website during the month of October and ask our customers to pick the winning shots.

    Who may enter

    Anyone may enter the contest, but we may give preference to photos taken by PUD customers. 

    You may submit up to 10 photos, but we may limit each photographer to no more than two winning entries. Both amateur and professional photographers are welcome to enter the contest. There is no entry fee and no prize money is given.

    What to enter

    Color photos that were taken in Columbia County and are appropriately sized for printing at 12.25 inches wide by 9.25 inches high.  Photos should depict the scenic beauty of the county.

    Wagon wheel and barns in spring
    Photo by Tracey Barker

    How to enter

    • The entry deadline is September 8, 2017.
    • Preferred method: Submit a contest entry form and the original digital file with a minimum resolution of 2,775 pixels by 3,675 pixels. If the file size is less than 10MB, you may email your submissions to coordinator Kyle Boggs at . Or you may provide them on a CD or DVD, or provide a link to download them from a file transfer service.  
    • An 8 x 10 or larger print of the photo.  If your photo is selected, you will need to provide the original slide, negative or digital file. (prints will not be returned) 
    • The original slide or negative (slides and negatives will be returned)
    • Mail entries to: Columbia River PUD, PO Box 1193, St. Helens, OR 97051.

    Photo release forms

    If the photo you submit has identifiable people in it, you must submit signed photo releases from them. (If the photo depicts minors, you must obtain written authorization from a parent or guardian.)  Download a photo release form.

    Summer - Channel Sunrise
    Photo by Josh Riggs

    Photo contest entry forms

    Photo Contest Entry Form

    Photo Release Form (if there are recognizable people in your photo)


    For more information, please contact PUD Communication & Public Relations Coordinator Kyle Boggs at (503) 366-3243 or .


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