We Love Downtown Astoria Photo Contest

Calling all creative people in the Astoria-Warrenton region and beyond! Starting this April we are hosting a Downtown Astoria Photography contest. We are looking for the best and most beautiful photos of our beloved downtown of Astoria. Use the #welovedowntownastoria in your social media posts while ramping up for the event and submit your imagery online starting April 1st. More information is posted below. There’s going to be a fun event afterwards during the Second Saturday in May, and the 10 winners of the contest will receive a great prize made in partnership with Old Town Framing Company and West Coast Artisans. Live music! Specialty drinks and pastries! You won’t want to miss out.


We Love Downtown Astoria Photography Contest

  • Winning Photos Debut at Sleeper Coffee Shop on May 11th | During Second Saturday ArtWalk (12-8pm)
  • Live Music from 6-8pm by Sapsucker. Specialty drinks and pastries provided by Sleeper Coffee.


** Reminder: the webpage will not be open for submissions until April 1st when the contest starts **

We accept most file extensions (JPG, PNG, TIF, SVG, PDF, AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, MPG, WMV)

Summary: We love downtown Astoria! If you enjoy capturing the character and beauty of downtown Astoria, please submit your photos this April to We Love Downtown Astoria Photography Contest. We are looking for expressive and artful photos that really capture the magic of this amazing town. The boundaries of this photo contest are from 5th to 17th Street and from the Riverwalk to Exchange (Astoria Downtown Historic District). Winning photographs will be on display for the month of May at Sleeper Coffee Shop, beginning on Second Saturday Artwalk (May 11th). The Best of Show will receive a framed print of their work and a $50 dollar gift card from Sleeper Coffee Shop. Top category winners will receive a matted image of their work that they can take home at the end of the month. The categories of entry are as follows:

Hidden Gem
Street Life

We will have a total of 10 winners. Top Winner is Best in Show and can come from any of the 9 categories. You may only submit one photograph per category. If you have a photograph that matches with more than one category, you may submit it to those as well, understanding you are limited to just one image in each.

**This event is hosted by the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association and is in partnership with the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce, and we do not claim copyrights to any of your images. By agreeing to submit your images to this contest, you are giving permission for them to be shared by the ADHDA and AWACC for promotional purposes in the Astoria-Warrenton area**

If you have any questions or comments, please email Lyra Stone at events@astoriadowntown.com.

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