WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN WILD RIVERS LAND TRUST
The winning results of Wild Rivers Land Trust’s inaugural photo contest are in and we are excited to share them on our website. This new event was designed to help share the natural abundance of wildlife on private lands along the southern Oregon coast. The 2020 Wild Rivers Land Trust Outdoor Photography Contest paired regional private landowners with wildlife photographers for a friendly competition showcasing water, land, wildlife, and plants found on the Oregon South Coast. The contest teamed each photographer with a landowner who competed with other teams to photograph a diversity of wildlife, plants, and scenery.
This is the first of its kind on the Oregon Coast with plans to expand the event in 2021. In 2020, the prize purse was $3,500 for the winning teams, over 7 categories, split evenly between the landowner and the photographer on the team. It is modeled after a successful long-running event in Texas.
An online event awards ceremony will take place on February 4, 2021, via Zoom – click here to register. We invite you to help us choose a People’s Choice Awards allowing anyone to select their favorites, click here.
Many thanks to our current sponsors: Wild Rivers Coast Alliance and Travel Southern Oregon Coast. Sponsorships will be available for our next contest and include opportunities to display and/or purchase winning images and help us expand the event and its positive impact in the future. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
• Bandon Dunes Golf Resort with photographer Steve Dimock
• Camp Myrtle Wood with photographer Steve Holt
• Chisolm Ranch Coquille with photographer Michael Sherman
• Collier Farm with photographer Peter Pearsall
• LaBelle Retreat with photographer Kara Long
• Pistol River Ranch with photographer Steve Miller
• Wahl Ranch with photographer Rowland Willis