Summer into fall might be the perfect time to get out into nature. The weather is cooling but not cold, clouds keep the sun tolerable but the they aren't filled with rain. The earliest migrations of birds and mammals are beginning. All the trees are full in foliage.
It's all so photographable. And we want to see what you're seeing when you go out to nature, whether it's way out in the woods or right in your neighborhood. Send them in to the Our Big Backyard photo contest.
To win, enter the photo contest for Our Big Backyard, Metro’s quarterly parks and nature magazine.
The winner has the choice of an annual parking pass or a tennis court session or a round of golf for four people including cart at Glendoveer Golf and Tennis Center. Not all of these may be available when the contest winner is announced, but they can be used when the facilities are open and you feel comfortable using them.
Submit a photo taken anywhere in greater Portland, from Forest Grove in the west to the Sandy River in the east to Wilsonville in the south. (For example, the Columbia River Gorge and the Oregon Coast are not considered part of greater Portland.)
Include a description of your experience in a 50-word caption. Where were you? What were you doing? What captured your attention? Please also include your full name.
The winner will appear in the Fall 2021 issue of Our Big Backyard.
No digitally altered photos, please. By submitting a photo, you consent to Metro's future use and publication of your photo. One entry per person per contest. Metro employees are not eligible to enter.
Send your picture and description by Aug. 15 to [email protected] .