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Submitted by First Fed

First Fed is hosting their annual Proudly PNW photo contest to celebrate the stunning beauty of the region. The contest is open to both amateur and professional photographers who can win $101 if their photo is one of 25 winners. In addition to the monetary prize, the winners will also be featured on the First Fed website, annual report, branch screens, and other marketing materials. This year’s contest is now open through August 18, 2024.

“The contest is designed to celebrate our love for life in the Pacific Northwest,” said Abby Sill, Senior Creative Manager for First Fed. “Beauty can be found everywhere: at a backyard picnic, from the back of a kayak, or backpacking up a trail. We encourage entrants to think creatively about all the life found all around us.”

Contest Categories

From the rugged coastline to the peaks of the majestic mountain ranges, the Pacific Northwest offers a diverse array of picturesque scenes that captivate the imagination. Participants are encouraged to submit their best shots that fit into this year’s contest categories:

  • PNW Landscapes: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, British Columbia, and Alaska. Show off your favorite spots in your hometown!
  • Local Landmarks: Send in your best shots of your favorite Pacific Northwest landmarks! Bridges, interesting statues or buildings, natural landmarks are all welcome.
  • People in Nature: Do you have photos from your last PNW adventure? Enter your most inspiring photos of people hiking, surfing, kayaking, and other Pacific Northwest activities.

In keeping with the theme of celebrating the natural beauty of the region, photos without strong filters or editing are preferred.

First Fed will choose 24 of the winners and an additional “fan favorite” will be chosen by votes from the community. People can vote for multiple favorites, but only one vote per photo.

“While voting on your favorites, it’s fun to see and appreciate both the splendor of our area and talent of our local community,” said Sill.

Winning 2023 photo by Annette Jones was featured on the cover of the FNWB 2024 Proxy Statement.

Community Spirit

First Fed continues to demonstrate community commitment, whether through volunteerism, sponsorships, or grants to local nonprofits through the First Fed Foundation. This year First Fed closed their branches for half a day so our team members could volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and other local nonprofits for their inaugural Community Spirit Day.

The annual photo contest is another way First Fed celebrates our communities, bringing people together through the shared appreciation for the talent, natural beauty, and diversity of our region.

Winning 2023 photo by Sharon Beth which is now featured on the Personal Banking brochure.

First Fed team is excited to see what stunning new images this year brings. The contest ends on August 18 so there is still plenty of time to capture striking moments on your summer adventures! View contest details, current entries, or submit your own photo at ourfirstfed.com/pnw-photo-contest.

First Fed is a member FDIC and equal housing lender.

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