Annual Photo Contest

Now Accepting Submissions

The 2020 Annual Photo Contest is now open! This is an open call to all photographs representing the electric or natural gas industry. Celebrate your talent, share your unique perspective and get a chance to win prizes by entering today.

This contest is open to all WEI energy and service company members. There is no limit on the amount of photographs each contestant may enter, but all images must be related to the electric or natural gas industry. Photographs may be from any time and do not have to be taken within the last calendar year. The first-place winner will receive placement on the cover of WE magazine, as well as a Visa gift card. A collection of top-ranking photographs will also be published inside the magazine.

To Enter: Please send submissions to zapun@westernenergy.org by September 1, 2020.

Image files must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi at a minimum dimension of 8 inches. Please include the photographer’s name, company, date or year the photograph was taken, and an optional caption. Entry into the contest constitutes your acceptance of the official contest rules. Please see rules for details.

2019 FINALISTS

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 photo contest. Congratulations to all the finalists.

FIRST PLACE

Trust in your gear, Mitch Cheek, Allteck Limited Partnership
Believe in your training and gear and anything is possible. Pictured is Lineman Chris Ostopchuk.

SECOND PLACE

Mad Mama, Amie Thompson, NorthWestern Energy
NorthWestern Energy Lineman Tom Nielsen helps University of Montana biology professor, Erick Greene, access an osprey nest to band chicks while their angry mama circles above. The nest, located on an old pole once energized by the Milwaukee Railroad out of Deer Lodge, Montana, is part of the Montana Osprey Project’s research on heavy metals in the Clark Fork watershed.

THIRD PLACE

A light in the storm, Mark Maguire, Eugene Water & Electric Board
Replacing a pole and conductor during a February 2019 snow event in EWEB’s service district.

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Chris Chandler, Central Lincoln PUD

TOP SUBMISSIONS

Ben Tobin, Avista Utilities

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Zane Ewton, Arizona Public Service

Adrian Wagner, FortisBC

Mike Cameron, HDR

Joe Jaszewski, Idaho Power

Pete Freind, Henkels & McCoy

Adrian Wagner, FortisBC

Karley Millender, Southern Cross

Dustin Garrett, Potelco Inc.

Sean Liming, INTREN LLC

Mitch Cheek, Allteck Limited Partnership

Gabe Miller, Wilson Construction

Brendan Abshier, Wilson Construction

Krysta Rasmussen, Snohomish PUD

Mike Cameron, HDR

Loren Bailey, Seattle City Light

Erin Clement, Tacoma Power

Josh Warlick, Puget Sound Energy

Katelynn English, Chelan County PUD

Dustin Garrett, Potelco Inc.

Questions about the photo contest? Contact Gabrielle Zapun, Managing Editor of WE magazine, at 971.255.4966.