The photo contest is closed until further notice.

Photo Contest #4: 2020-21
Celebrating 24 Seasons of Eagle Watching!

Alex Maldonado: Reach – 2019-20 Grand Prize Winner

This year, the Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center is continuing its popular photo contest. Many of our visitors bring their cameras, and we are excited to provide an opportunity for both expert and novice photographers to share amazing moments while eagle watching or enjoying outdoor adventures.

For over 20 years, we have been inspired by the Upper Skagit River ecosystem and the bald eagles and salmon that return each season, and have worked to raise awareness of how to conserve this special place for generations to come. What is it about this place and the creatures that live here that inspires you? We are searching for nature photographs on/around the Skagit River or the greater North Cascades that captures that feeling!

SBREIC Photo Contest Guidelines – Open to All

Photos must be taken during Fall and Winter 2020-2021 and include an animal native to the Skagit River watershed (such as a bald eagle) or a nature scene of the Skagit River. Submission deadline is January 31, 2021. The Top 10 photos and winner(s) of both adult and the youth competition will be announced February 15. Prize to be determined. The Top 10 photos will be featured on our Facebook page and website.

Youth Photo Contest

Must be 15 years old or younger to enter. Grand prize to be determined.

How to Submit

  • Submit high resolution digital photos to
  • In body of email please list:
    • Your Name
    • Age (if entering for youth competition)
    • Address
    • Phone Number
    • Email Address
    • Title of Photo(s)
    • Location and Date of Photos
  • 2 photos maximum per person.

Please send questions to:

Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center/Awareness Team Board Members and Staff are not eligible to participate. Participants will retain all rights to any photograph submitted.

If you are the Grand Prize Winner or included in Top 10, you agree that the Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center may:

  • Use the photograph on the Internet and in Social Media.
  • Use the photograph in the organization’s internal and external communications materials including but not limited to website and web publications, advertising, multimedia, and annual report.

Grand Prize

Prize to be determined.

Please tread lightly. Do not disturb wildlife or damage your surroundings while taking photographs.