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Washington Wild 2022 Photo Contest

Posted on Jun 13, 2022 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog

 Summer Photo Contest
June 20 – August 19, 2022

The Washington Wild annual photo contest returns on June 20 and runs through August 19. The contest offers a chance for outdoor photography enthusiasts to win prizes from our generous partners, while helping Washington Wild tell the story of our state’s wild legacy all year long. Thank you for helping to share the beauty of Washington’s wild places.

The milky way glows with purple and blue light above a snow-capped Mount Rainier.


The Washington Wild Photo Contest features five categories with prizes awarded for the top photo in each category. The 2022 categories are:

FISH AND WILDLIFE – Show us your favorite non-human friends found in National ParksForests, or designated wilderness areas! Remember to always give wildlife plenty of space.

PEOPLE AND PUBLIC LANDS – Hiking, biking, walking, and fishing — these are just a few ways to interact with public lands. Show us your favorite way to play on public lands and be sure to recreate responsibly

WILD WATERS – Washington’s federal lands are home to a number of wild rivers, streams, lakes, and waterfalls. Submit photos to this category that capture wild waters in all their glory! 

Photos for the above three categories must be taken on Washington state federal lands, which include National ForestsNational Parks, National Monuments and Historic Sites, designated wilderness areas, inventoried roadless areas, and any areas within pending proposed wilderness, including the Wild Olympics Campaign.

WILD WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES – Whether it’s a nearby park, balcony, or your own backyard, there’s natural beauty in our communities just waiting to be seen and shared. Submit photos to this category that are taken close to home.

BREWSHED® CONNECTION – Must be 21+ to submit to this category. Show off your favorite brew from a Washington Brewshed® Alliance member, either on-site or in the wild. Always pack in and pack out and consume responsibly.


Must be 13 to 17 years of age as of the date of submission. Calling all emerging outdoor photographers! Show us your favorite way to spend time outdoors. Youth may submit photos that fit within the Fish & Wildlife, People and Public Lands, Wild Waters, and Wild Within our Communities guidelines. 


The Washington Wild Photo Contest begins on Monday, June 20 at 12AM (PST) and ends Friday, August 19 at 11:59 PM (PST)Entries submitted before or after the entry period will not be eligible for consideration in the contest. SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS USING THIS GOOGLE FORM.  If you have any questions, please email 


There will be one winner from each of the adult categories. The prize package includes

  • $150 Glazer’s Gift Card
  • GRAYL Purifier
  • $50 Ascent Outdoors Gift Card
  • One signed copy of the award-winning book Migrations, by celebrated photographer Art Wolfe 
  • One bag of Washington Wild Blend from Lighthouse Roasters
  • For the Brewshed® Connection category: A special gift from Fair Isle Brewing

There will be one winner from the Youth Contest. The prize package includes:

  • Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Film Camera with pack of film from Glazer’s
  • $30 Glazer’s Gift Card
  • Headlamp from Ascent Outdoor

Plus, the top photo from each category (including youth!) will be printed as a fine art print by Glazer’s Camera and included in the auction at our biggest event of the year, Wild Night Out!


Our 2022 Photo Contest Judging Committee is made up of WA Wild staff, board members, and local volunteers. The committee will select a winner from all five adult categories, plus a youth category winner. Winners will be notified by early September.