Calendar Photo Contest

Enter the 2021 PUD Calendar Photo Contest

We are no longer accepting entries for the 2021 PUD Calendar Photo Contest. The deadline for entries was Sept. 3, 2020.

We typically receive about 300 photos for the contest. A panel of judges will select finalists for each season. Our customers will select the winning entries through a contest that will be held on our website during the month of October 2020. The results will be announced in November.

Mount Hood in front of a red sunrise.
Photo By Larry Jackson

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.

How to enter

  • The deadline for the 2021 PUD Calendar Photo Contest was September 3, 2020.
  • 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. 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.

A garden landscape with the Columbia River in the background.
Photo by Kathie Hupp

Photo contest entry forms

Photo Contest Entry Form

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

Please note: If there are recognizable people in your photo(s), you must submit signed photo releases for them. A parent or guardian must provide written authorization for any photograph of minors.


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