Contest closes on Oct. 15

The Photo of the Year returns for year 3 with PAF2019! Our three categories offer something for all the amateur photographers out there. Take a trip back through your last year in photos, and send the best of the best our way!         


This is your chance to see your photos hung at Base Camp Brewing Company AND to potentially win a $250 gift card to Pro Photo supply. There will be five prizes awarded. One for each category ($250 gift card from Pro Photo Supply), one Audience Favorite ($100 gift card from Pro Photo Supply) and one Grand Prize ($400 gift card from Pro Photo Supply). 


  • You must be an amateur photographer.

  • You must submit your own photographs.

  • You must only submit 5 photographs across ALL THREE of the categories. Additional photographs will be culled by staff before judging.

  • Review photo contest terms.



Action & Adventure

Share your significant moments of action and adventure in the outdoors from the past year. Ice climbing, rock climbing, mountaineering, ski mountaineering, mountain running, and so much more! Show us your most powerful images of action and adventure!         

The Scenic Outdoors

The splendor of our outdoor world is limitless—the night sky, gently cascading waterfalls, stunning rivers—we want to see your best shots!         

People & Animals

Share your best shot(s) of people and animals in the great outdoors. Action shots, close-ups, partners, groups, smiles, heartache—they would all qualify for this category.

2019 Judges


John Waller

John Waller is a principle / executive producer at Uncage the Soul Productions and has been adventuring in the Pacific Northwest for 25 years. He co-founded the Photo of the Year content in 2002.


Nicole Wasko

Nicole Wasko is a business owner, adventure photographer, and has worked in the commercial photography industry. She has been rock climbing recreationally for 12 years and has been a leader in the local women’s climbing community.

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Brooke Jackson

Brooke Jackson is a professional outdoor and adventure photojournalist whose storytelling has taken her to remote regions around the world. She shares her love for the outdoors not only through captivating stories and imagery but also as an instructor for REI. Learn more about her work and reach out to say hi on her website;


2017 PAF Photo of the Year Winners

2017 Semifinalists

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2016 PAF Photo of the Year Semifinalists