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Introducing our 2024 Picture of the Year contest

We’re calling on our readers throughout the year to share their photographic perspective of Portland, with a winner selected in early 2025.

Lan Su Chinese Garden's bridge reflects on the calm surface of a pond. New spring blooms can be seen all around.

Lan Su Chinese Garden is high on the list of Portland’s most photogenic places.

Photo by Eleni O.

At the end of 2023, we ran a photo contest and fittingly, our readers made us smile with their creativity. You submitted dozens of shots, including a cute costumed canine, a breathtaking Timberline sunrise, and a rainbow arching over the Willamette River.

They were so good, that we are getting a jump on our 2024 Picture of the Year contest. Help us sign off on spring in style by submitting your favorite shots that you took during the season.

Finalists will be selected by our team at the beginning of 2025. Then there will be a public vote via the newsletter and social media to pick a winner. Feel free revisit this page throughout the year to enter more photos; we’ll also circle back around with occasional reminders.

The rules and details

Photo submissions must include a visual element that directly connects to Portland or the surrounding area — those without a local element will not be considered. Additionally, images that include nudity or offensive language or visuals will not be accepted.

Try a different angle

Visual inspiration can arrive anywhere, but you can also strategically position yourself for an amazing snap. Consider attending a major community event, checking out one of these awesome parks, taking your fur-ever friend on a hike, or even sipping a latte at a top coffee shop.

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