Call for Entries: Photography contest for new May Street Elementary

Architect’s rendition of one “neighborhood” photo in the new May Street Elementary School.

Image courtesy of Hood River County School District
Architect’s rendition of one “neighborhood” photo in the new May Street Elementary School.

The Hood River County School District invites photographers to enter Gorge photos to be used as large interior murals in the new May Street building.

The design of the new school is centered on classrooms grouped around common shared spaces, called neighborhoods. Spaces have been named to reflect the geography and landscape surrounding Hood River, with traditional Native American place names. The district is asking for community photographers, amateur and professional, to provide a photo to be used to represent each of the seven places. Winning photographers each receive $100.

The deadline is Oct. 25; this updates another date published erroneously in the Aug. 29 edition.

The photos will be placed as follows:

Level 1: Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams

Level 2: Oneonta Falls, Celilo Falls (historic images), Tamanawas Falls

Also, Columbia River Gorge general photos accepted for specialized learning and main office.

Photos will be fused onto rigid wall protection sheets, and reproduced as a monotone image. Images may or may not wrap a corner depending on best fit.

Requirements and suggestions:

No cell phone photos (for resolution and enlargement needs)

Files need to be saved as raw files or 300 DPI TIFF files at the size needed.

Tripod recommended to reduce blur

Landscape and portrait orientation will be considered. Photographers are encouraged to submit multiple orientations to ensure best fit on the wall.

Submit photos at

Photographers must provide full name, phone and email contacts (five photos/100mb total maximum).

One photograph for each of the seven areas will be selected by Hood River County School District Owner/Architect/Contractor Committee.

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