The 2018 Photo Contest is now closed — but we look forward to seeing more beautiful entries in 2019!
Check back in early Spring for dates and instructions!
Congratulations to the 2018 OLA Photo Contest Winners!
First Place: Richard Sande, “Morning Nectar”, McKenzie River Lavender
Second Place: Melissa Heinonen, “Bloom”, Ravencroft
Third Place: Melissa Barker, “Lavender Garden”, Barn Owl Nursery
Forth Place: Susan Alameda, “Lavender Explosion”, The English Lavender Farm
Annual Oregon Lavender Photo Contest
Capture the Magic of Lavender in Rural Oregon.
We invite photographers to capture the allure of lavender bursting into color in the lavender fields throughout Oregon The many moods, colors and varieties of lavender, and the interesting backgrounds found at Oregon lavender destinations, provide intriguing subjects for the professional as well as the amateur photographer. Many of the lavender destinations are open to photographers during the lavender bloom season from mid-June through August. The deadline for submitting photos is August 1st each year.
Applicants are required to submit their photos electronically with their application. The photos will be reviewed by professionals for appropriateness, after which finalists will be notified. The Oregon Lavender Association may use digital copies of the photographs to promote lavender as an agri-business in Oregon.
$100 first place
$50 second place
$25 for third and fourth place
Some entries may appear in OLA publications including posters, maps, brochures, on our website and in other advertising materials which are circulated throughout the Pacific Northwest. Our advertising reach is extensive, with an average of 30,000 brochures printed yearly.
As you tour farms this year, bring your camera and take advantage of the many photo opportunities you will find, then submit your favorite ones to share.
If you are a photographer interested in taking photos at a particular Destination, check the list to the right to discover what farms are participating in the contest and to find out their days/hours of operation. To submit a photo click here.