Share your scenic vision in 2014 Valley Record Scenic Photo Contest

Last year
Last year's winner: A Mount Si view from near Ballarat Avenue in North Bend, shot by Bill Cottringer, took first place in the Scenic category in 2013. Prizes this year include gear, a dining gift certificate, and a shadow session with Mary Miller.
— image credit: Photo by Bill Cottringer

There’s definitely a lot of local love for our scenery and natural beauty in the Valley. Cue a reminder for our upcoming Scenic Photo Contest.

On April 2, the Valley Record will publish the results of our seventh annual amateur photo contest.

As they were last year, our categories are: People, which includes portraits of locals; Animals, including pets and livestock with real personality; and Scenic, of the best local vistas, such as Rattlesnake Lake or Mount Si.

We offer a number of prizes, including camera gear, a $200 gift certificate to Sea Star Restaurant in Bellevue, and, once again, a personal learning session with local pro photographer Mary Miller.

We receive hundreds of entries each year. Making the cuts is tough, but the published shots include new takes and traditional views of iconic scenes from all four seasons in the Snoqualmie Valley. Local wildlife, Mount Si and Snoqualmie Falls are often featured, but so are unusual photos showing rarely seen angles of the Valley.

To submit your photos in the contest, e-mail them to and clearly mark them as contest photos. Submitted photos should be at least 72 dpi and at least 14 inches wide by 11 inches tall. Limit your submissions to three photos. Entries must be received by Tuesday, March 29. Photos will be published in print and online at the week of Wednesday, April 2.

Participants should include their city of residence, contact phone number, and a few details on when and where their images were taken.

The newspaper reserves the right to publish any photos submitted to the contest in future editions and special sections.

For more information, send an e-mail to or call (425) 888-2311.


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