Annual Photo Contest

2017-2018 13th Annual Photo Contest

This is an annual photo contest and the contest for 2017-2018 began on August 16th and will run until next August 15th. If you take any photos out at the LPO Refuge and want to enter the contest, contact Joel Anderson at 732-4350 or email him at

You are invited to participate in the Friends of the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge Amateur Photo Contest. The sole purpose of the contest is to encourage you to visit and enjoy the Refuge this year.

Up to five entries (total) per person may be submitted in any of the following categories:

  • Animal Life – the animal is the main subject
  • Plant Life – the plant is the main subject
  • Scenic/Landscape
  • Public Use/Recreation

The winning photos will be printed in the Statesman-Examiner, will be on display in the Colville Chamber of Commerce Office, will be featured on the Friends Web Page, and one will be featured on the cover of the North Columbia Monthly. Past winners are displayed in the Refuge office.

For contest rules, click here.
For an entry form, click here.

For further information, e-mail Joel Anderson at

2016-2017 Refuge Photo Contest Winners Picked

The Friends of the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge are happy
to announce the winners of this year’s contest, which ended on August 15th.

The winners are:

Scenic Category – Renee King with her photo – “Sunset Farm Landscape”

Public Use Category – Anderson with his photo – “Heading Out on a Ride”

Animal Category – Patricia Ediger with her photo – “Song Sparrow on the Bull Rush”

Plant Category – Catherine Lochner with her photo – “Mill Butte Renewal”

Thanks to the local Colville merchants who donated prizes. Special thanks goes to local photographer Joanie Christian, who took on the hard task of judging the entries.

This was the 12th Annual photo contest sponsored by the Friends of the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge. It is held to encourage people to visit our local Refuge and take pictures of the wonders of nature that can be observed there. The 12th Annual contest has already begun. Photos taken at the Refuge between August 16, 2017, and August 15, 2018, can be entered in the contest. Contact Joel Anderson at 732-4350, or email him at for rules and entry forms.

To view winning photos, click here.

For further information, e-mail Joel Anderson at