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Original works

Photos must be shot in North Central Washington during the 2022 calendar year, they must be the original work of the person submitting them, and the photos must not have been digitally altered (minor color and exposure correcting is OK). Photos also must not have been previously published.

Entry limits

Limit of two photo entries per person in each category. Each photo must be submitted with its own entry form. Entries must be uploaded to our website no later than January 8, 2023.


Prizes will be awarded for the three best photos in each category. First prize is $100, second prize $50 and third prize $25. Winners will be announced in an upcoming issue of Foothills Magazine.


Photos will be judged in three categories — Landscape, People and Animals.


Photos will be judged on an anonymous basis by a panel to include professionals in the fields of photography and the arts, as well as Foothills Magazine staff.

Submissions and eligibility

Photos may be used by Foothills Magazine for one-time magazine display, as well as contest promotion and online display. There will be no payment for use of photos or information submitted for this contest in addition to prize money; there is no fee to enter and no purchase necessary to win.

Outside agencies have inquired about using photo entries to help promote the region. Foothills Magazine will share photographer contact info with those agencies asking about a specific photo and let the photographer work out an arrangement with the inquiring agency.

All winners must complete a W-2 form in order to receive their prize payment. Employees of Foothills Magazine and Washington Media, LLC and their immediate families are not eligible for the contest.