AVA Photo Contest

2014 AVA photo contest collageEach year the Albany Visitors Association gives photographers a chance to showcase their work to a broader audience with an annual photo contest. It’s a great way for photographers of all skill levels to gain exposure and see their work published, plus the top winners receive prizes. Winners are selected by an independent panel of judges.

2015 Photo Contest

Announcing the 2016 Albany Visitors Association Photo Contest Winners:

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Champion Ribbon winner: “Geese at Adair Pond” by Stephanie Low

After The Fire Camron Settlemier_sm

Reserve Champion: “After the Fire” by Camron Settlemier

Weddle Covered Bridge, Sweet Home Nancy Hunt_sm

Staff Choice: “Weddle Covered Bridge” by Nancy Hunt

Mt. Hood, Oregon Lavender Farm, Jonna Lynn, 07-04-14

People’s Choice Award: “Mt Hood-Oregon Lavender Farm.” By Jonna Lynn

View all of the 2016 entries on display now at the AVA office in downtown Albany. Or take a look at our Flickr page.


Don’t put that camera down! Get ready for the 2017 Contest.

Contact cbradford@albanyvisitors.com for updates on the 2017 contest.

View our Photo Contest Rules and Categories. All entries will be displayed online at the Albany Visitors Association Flickr page; winning photos are displayed at the AVA office in downtown Albany, published in local newspapers, and posted on our social media channels. Selected photographs may be chosen for use in Albany Visitors Association travel guides and other marketing materials.

6 thoughts on “AVA Photo Contest

  1. Just to be sure, I send hard copies of the entry form with all the info to the provided address, then email the photos? I’m confused. Thank you.
    Cindy Christina

  2. Hi Cindy,
    Good question! You can submit in whatever way is easiest for you. If you’d like to download the forms, type in your information on your computer, and then e-mail the forms along with your photos, that would work fine.

    If you are submitting more than a couple of photos, I’d recommend either mailing or stopping by the office with your photos on a CD or thumb drive (we will return your thumb drive after the contest). Send me and e-mail or give me a call if you’d like to talk more about options!

    Jennifer Rouse
    marketing specialist, Albany Visitors Association
    541-928-0911
    jennifer@albanyvisitors.com

  3. I have a photo i am thinking about submitting but it isnt technically Albany, but it is linn county (mcdowell falls) would that be appropriate or not?

  4. Yes, Sarah, please do submit it! Photos are open to any location in Oregon, so a photo of McDowell Creek Falls would be perfectly appropriate.

    Thanks for asking,
    Jennifer Rouse
    marketing specialist, Albany Visitors Association

  5. Do you have any information for contest for people with disabilities. A gentleman I support is very talented with photography. We are not sure where to start.

  6. Hi Marty, While I do not have any direct knowledge of a contest geared towards those with disabilities, we would consider inviting your friend to be a “guest photographer.” We would need to review the images prior to inviting your friend to participate. If he has an online album or sample images that we could review, please send the link or samples to me at the AVA. These would need to be local Albany, Oregon or surrounding Linn County images. You can contact me at: maddie@albanyvisitors.com

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