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High School Photography Contest

 This contest has concluded for 2020. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to view winners!

High School Photography Contest Theme: Energizing Life in Our Communities

Energizing Life in Our Communities


All high school students in grades 9-12 who live in Snohomish County or on Camano Island are eligible to enter.

Contest Rules

  • Your photo must be taken by you (no outside help, please!) and may not include copyrighted content. The photo location must be within Snohomish County or on Camano Island.
  • Photos may be submitted as prints via mail or hand-delivery or **NEW** as a high-resolution digital image electronically via our website.
  • For printed submissions, photos must be unmounted, 8” x 10” or 8.5” x 11”, may be either black-and-white or color, and must be printed on photographic stock.
  • For printed submissions, a completed registration form must be taped to the back your photo (see form to the right). No staples, please!
  • For electronic submissions, your digital image must be high-resolution (240 ppi/dpi or higher) at least 1 MB in size but no larger than 475 MB.
  • Only one photo per student (multiple small photos on one 8.5” x 11” sheet or in one file are not allowed).
  • Photographers retain ownership of all copyrights. However, submitted materials will not be returned and will become the property of Snohomish County PUD.
  • By submitting an image for entry into this contest, you automatically give the PUD permission and rights to display, post, use and store the image and your name as photographer indefinitely in any media without notification or charge.

Any submission that does not meet the above criteria will not be considered.

Timeline & Submission Information

Entries must be received by 5:00 pm, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. All photos should be mailed to Heather Herbst at Snohomish County PUD, PO Box 1107, Everett, WA 98206-1107 or hand-delivered to the PUD at 2320 California Street in Everett (Attn: Heather Herbst).


Entries will be judged on: how well the photograph illustrates the theme “Energizing Life in Our Communities,” artistic merit and technical quality. Photographers may submit a brief description regarding how their photo reflects the theme. All decisions made by the judges are final. Winning photographs will be printed as post cards. Winners will be notified by April 15, 2020.


Up to five photographs will be selected, each winning photographer will receive $50 and the chance to see his/her work printed as a postcard. Winners will also be recognized at a PUD Board of Commissioners meeting.


Heather Herbst
(M-F, 8am to 5pm)