Calling All Photographers! Photo Contest

Do you love The Dalles and the Columbia Gorge Region as much as we do?  If you have photos of The Dalles, or want to take a few, this is your chance to help the City and possibly earn a prize. 

The City of The Dalles is re-envisioning our municipal website and we are looking for high resolution photos of The Dalles to include on the new website  and incorporate into our website design.  All photos will receive proper credit to the photographer. 

If your photo is selected as one of the top three submissions, you will win $100 for first prize, $50 for second and $25 for third.  The contest is open until August 31, 2021 at 5 p.m. ; all decisions about prizes are controlled by the City, and decisions are final.

To enter photos in this contest simply:

  1. Email your best photos to  and/or
  2. Post them to Facebook,
    1. Tag the City of The Dalles- City Hall and
    1. Add the hashtag #CityofTheDallesPhotos2021


By entering this photo contest, you retain the rights to your work while granting the City of The Dalles the unrestricted, royalty-free, perpetual right to use, reproduce, communicate, modify, and display the works (in whole or in part) for any purpose without any fee or other form of compensation, and without further notification or permission.

By participating in this contest, you release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the City of The Dalles, its employees, directors, officers, affiliates, agents, judges, and advertising and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in this contest or receipt or use of any prize; provided, however, in no event shall you indemnify against the City of The Dalles’ s sole negligence. The contest is open until 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2021.

All photos must be original work, taken by the entrants. No third party may own or control any materials the photo contains, and the photo must not infringe upon the trademark, copyright, moral rights, intellectual rights, or rights of privacy of any entity or person.

The winner will be contacted via the email address provided during entry or via Facebook messenger if submitted through Facebook. If no response is received after three (3) business days, a new winner will be selected and the previous winner will forfeit all rights to the prize.

Have you seen the view from Sorosis Park or the city at night from the Columbia River?  Did you take a photo of your street covered in snow?  Did you take a great photo of family and friends recreating? Photos like these could be winners!  So let’s get snapping and help out our community along the way.