08 Feb 2011

Photo of the Year Wrap

Photo of the Year 2010 was an incredible success!

A lively crowd gathered at the Oregon Historical Society on January 22nd to view the finalist photos and support the MESD Outdoor School.  See photos from the Awards Gala.

The online voting produced 10 amazing finalist photos, which were voted on at the Gala.  The voting was CLOSE.  In the end, Lois Settlemeyer (a multi-year POTY alum) came out on top.  Her photo of an Arizona slot canyon pierced with sunlight won the title of Photo of the Year 2010. KGW’s Matt Zaffino presided over the event as Master of Ceremonies, and did a great job leading us through the Awards Ceremony.  We were lucky to have presentations from Outdoor School and a fruitful Ask done by 99.5 the Wolf’s Amy Faust.  We even met a handful of the Finalist photographers, and got to hear them share stories about their photos.

Click HERE to view the winner and finalist photographs

In the end, POTY 2010 was a record success.  With your help we raised over $18,000 for the Outdoor School program!! Amazing.  That is a record by far.  Thank you!!

Here are a few more stats on POTY 2010

  • 1484 photos submitted
  • 310 submitting photographers
  • Photos submitted from around the world including Britain, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.

Thanks for making Photo of the Year 2010 so incredibly successful!  Stay tuned for details about our upcoming 10th annual contest, Photo of the Decade.