In the beginning...
Photo of the Year (also known as POTY) was conceived by two friends, John and Brian, during a run on the trails of Tryon Creek State Park in Portland, Oregon during the fall of 2002. The idea was to showcase the incredible photos our friends had taken on their travels and adventures during the year. We realized "the circle of friends" had an uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time, and then capturing the moment. Those photos deserved to be shared! So we asked friends to submit photos and launched a contest. The Photo of the Year 2002 Awards Party was held in conjunction with a friend's Christmas Party and definitely proved more successful than we expected. The contest grew in 2003 with more entrants and the Awards Party held at the Lucky Lab Brewing Company.
Deadline: January 05, 2012
Entry: $15 for every five photos submitted
Prize: 1st Prize $500
potylogo Photo of the Year is open to everyone, with all contest proceeds benefiting the Multnomah Education School District (MESD) Outdoor School Program, a Portland, Oregon based environmental education program.
This year’s Photo of the Year contest and awards even celebrate a decade of showcasing amateur photography, including 100+ “best of” winners and 1,000+ participants, and raising nearly $100,000. The categories for 2011 are Top 100, Faces, Portland, Youth, and Professional.
Theme: Animals | Architectural | Culture | Documentary | Environment | Fashion | Fine Art | Landscape | Miscellaneous | Mono | Nature | People | Places | Sports | Street | Travel | Water | Wildlife
Contest Prize & TERMS
Prize Details: The Photo of the Year winner gets $500, and the winner of the Professional category receives $200. Also, all the Top 10 photos and the winners of each category receive a framed print of their photo.
Winner is: Judged & Voted
Eligibility: Open to All
Copyright: Photographers will retain original copyrights to their photos.
Usage Rights: Entrants grant Photo of the Year permission to use their photos in any publication, marketing, or fundraising materials for the future promotion of the Photo of the Year event. By submitting your photo(s), you agree to these terms.