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2019 Photo Contest Results


The winning images in the 2019 bird photography contest have been selected. Our thanks to everyone who entered and to those who helped out with judging, marketing, and organizing the contest.

Thirty-two photographers submitted 86 photos to the Adult category. Eight people entered the Youth category and submitted 18 photos. 16x20 prints will be made of each of the winning photos listed below. These prints will be on display at the 2019 Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest. The winning prints will be shown 42long-side the winners of the 201 National Audubon Society photo contest winners. We hope you will stop in to see the display.

The winning photos are:

Best of Show:
Rufous Hummingbird by Tim Nicol, Republic, Washington

Adult category:
• First Place – Northern Pygmy-Owl by Rick Rottman, Winthrop, Washington
• Second Place – Osprey by Patricia Leigh, Winthrop, Washington
• Honorable Mention – White-headed Woodpecker chick by Peter Bauer, Winthrop, Washington

Youth category:
• First Place – Downy Woodpecker by Parker Haug, Tonasket, Washington
• Second Place – Ruby-crowned Kinglet by Chase Stowell, East Wenatchee, Washington
• Honorable Mention – Cedar Waxwing by Parker Haug, Tonasket, Washington

This year’s contest included many exceptional photos of the birds we enjoy in north central Washington. All the images are displayed in the photo galleries.

Congratulations to the winners!

If your photo did not receive an award this year, please make sure you enter your best images in next year’s contest.