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Winners Announced in Wild Rivers Land Trust Photo Contest


Winners Announced in Wild Rivers Land Trust Photo Contest

January 19, 2021 Port Orford, Oregon

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 or go to our website: We invite you to choose your favorites at  People’s Choice Awards - results will be announced at the virtual event.

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 if you are interested.

2020 Teams

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

See for more information and to contact the Wild Rivers Land Trust.


To learn more about Wild Rivers Land Trust, visit the website at, Facebook page at or call the office at 541-366-2130.

Wild Rivers Land Trust is a 501c(3) non-profit organization, accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission in 2019, that works to secure Oregon’s legacy of clean waters, healthy habitats and working lands for future generations.