Proudly PNW photo contest now open for submissions!

Every year local photography enthusiasts submit their best photos to First Fed’s Proudly PNW photo contest. This year’s contest is now open for submissions! Any photos that showcase life and the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest are welcome.

Along with prizes of up to $300, the winners of the photo contest will be showcased in First Fed’s Proudly PNW 2023 Calendar. This year is particularly special, as the calendar will be First Fed’s 100th anniversary edition. In addition to the PNW themed categories, a new category has been added for historic First Fed photos that show past events, branches, team members, or branded swag.

“We are so excited to be celebrating 100 years in 2023,” said Jen Swanson, community engagement manager for First Fed. “First Fed has a long history of participating in community events and organizations. We would love to see any photos people may have taken of us throughout the years.”

The categories for the contest are:

  • Animals: We love seeing animals in nature.
  • Forest: Trees in national, state, or local parks.
  • Home or hometown: Share photos of favorite spots or skylines of your hometown.
  • Mountains: Majestic mountain peaks, any time of year.
  • Sky: Sunrises, sunsets, stars, lightning storms.
  • Stone: Natural rock formations, rocky beaches.
  • Water: Sound, rivers, ocean, boats.
  • BONUS: Historic First Fed: Help us celebrate our 100th anniversary by sharing photos of First Fed team members, branches, event sponsorships, or swag.

“Every year we are delighted by the range of entries that beautifully represent the PNW,” said Jennifer Bolton, director of digital marketing at First Fed. “Last year it was challenging to choose just 13 winners from the 1,200 entries. So this year we added 16 runners up for a total of 30 winners in the contest.”

This Mt. Rainier aerial photo by Willadee Worthington was the grand prize winner and cover of the 2021 calendar.

This Mt. Rainier aerial photo by Willadee Worthington was the grand prize winner and cover of the 2021 calendar.

The Grand Prize winner receives $300 and the prestigious cover of First Fed’s 100th anniversary calendar. Twelve additional winners will receive $100 and have their photos featured on a month in the calendar.

There will also be a fan favorite winner based on community online voting. The fan favorite winner receives both $100 and a gift basket featuring local businesses (valued at $100). And because of the high number of quality photographs submitted in the past years, 16 additional photos will be selected as runners up and receive a $50 prize.

Whether or not you enter the contest, you are still invited to vote for your fan favorite photo. To view the current entries or submit your own photo, visit the photo contest webpage here: https://ourfirstfed.lndg.page/Qtf90K

The team at First Fed is excited to see what amazing images this year brings. The contest ends on Aug. 29, 2022, so there is still plenty of time to get snapping!

First Fed is a member FDIC and equal housing lender.

The news and editorial staff of Sound Publishing, Inc. had no role in the preparation of this post. The views and opinions expressed in this sponsored post are those of the advertiser and do not reflect those of Sound Publishing, Inc.

Sound Publishing, Inc. does not accept liability for any loss or damages caused by the use of any products, nor do we endorse any products posted in our Marketplace.