Photo Contest

The Chehalis Basin Strategy team hosted a photo contest in Spring 2016 with the theme, “My Place, the Chehalis.” This was an opportunity to experience the Chehalis Basin through the eyes of the people that live, work, and play in the basin. The photographs portray life in the Chehalis River Basin, and highlight the remarkable diversity of people, wildlife, communities, and habitats.

We received 80 entries into the contest! You can view the contest winners in the gallery below. Each of the winners reflected the theme of the contest, “My Place, the Chehalis.” The winning submissions were:

  • Spring Rain, Best of Show
  • Flood Plain,Winner – People and Community
  • Clouds over Curtis Hill,Winner – Nature
  • Fifteen additional Honorable Mentions

Two photo contest award exhibitions were held in the upper and lower basin to showcase the contest winners and provide more information on the Chehalis Basin Strategy. All 18 award recipients had their photographs professionally printed and foam-core mounted, and put on display at the events. The photos will be used in the programmatic EIS.

Spring Rain – Best of Show, by Nora Doelman

Spring Rain – Best of Show, by Nora Doelman

Clouds over Curtis Hill – Winner: Nature, by Jeffrey Seldomridge

Clouds over Curtis Hill – Winner: Nature, by Jeffrey Seldomridge

Unsettled April Evening Weather along the South Fork – Honorable Mention, by Tom Caton

Flood Plain – Winner: Community, by Kevin Burman

Our Guardian Rufous Hummingbird – Honorable Mention, by Jeffrey Seldomridge

Our Guardian Rufous Hummingbird – Honorable Mention, by Jeffrey Seldomridge

Unsettled April Evening Weather along the South Fork – Honorable Mention, by Tom Caton

Unsettled April Evening Weather along the South Fork – Honorable Mention, by Tom Caton

The View East Over the Chehalis Valley to Mt. Rainier – Honorable Mention, by Rollin Geppert

The View East Over the Chehalis Valley to Mt. Rainier – Honorable Mention, by Rollin Geppert

Rainbow Emerging over the Boistfort Valley – Honorable Mention, by Rollin Geppert

Rainbow Emerging over the Boistfort Valley – Honorable Mention, by Rollin Geppert

Our Six-Legged Inspector General – Honorable Mention, by Jeffrey Seldomridge

Our Six-Legged Inspector General – Honorable Mention, by Jeffrey Seldomridge

Wishkah River – Honorable Mention, by Carol Coyle

Wishkah River – Honorable Mention, by Carol Coyle

Let the Sun Break Through – Honorable Mention, by Larry GesseleLet the Sun Break Through – Honorable Mention, by Larry Gessele

Intimate Recreation on the Chehalis River – Honorable Mention, by Colleen Kulp

Intimate Recreation on the Chehalis River – Honorable Mention, by Colleen Kulp

A Farmer Collects Bales of Hay in Elma – by Jessica Roberts

A Farmer Collects Bales of Hay in Elma – by Jessica Roberts

In the Field of Scheuber Road – Honorable Mention, by Emma Sample

In the Field of Scheuber Road – Honorable Mention, by Emma Sample

Winter Flooding of Boistfort Valley – Honorable Mention, by Jeffrey Seldomridge

Winter Flooding of Boistfort Valley – Honorable Mention, by Jeffrey Seldomridge

A Fine Line between Order and Chaos – Honorable Mention, by Zachary So Lough

A Fine Line between Order and Chaos – Honorable Mention, by Zachary So Lough

Local Group of Elk – Honorable Mention, by Jeffrey Seldomridge

Local Group of Elk – Honorable Mention, by Jeffrey Seldomridge

Van Dyke's Salamander, America's Favorite – Honorable Mention, by Caitlin McIntyre

Van Dyke’s Salamander, America’s Favorite – Honorable Mention, by Caitlin McIntyre

Dawn – Honorable Mention, by Kevin Burman

Dawn – Honorable Mention, by Kevin Burman