Wild Desert Calendar Submissions

Bruce Couch

Calling all photographers—use your creativity and talent to support conservation! Submit your best shots of Oregon’s high desert for a chance to have your photos featured in our iconic Wild Desert Calendar.
ONDA’s Wild Desert Calendar
  • Features the stunning landscapes of Oregon’s high desert
  • Inspires action to protect and restore wild lands, waterways, and wildlife
  • Is a unique all-volunteer effort—it’s the only published collection of images devoted exclusively to Oregon’s high desert
  • Is high profile – the Wild Desert Calendar is mailed to 4,000 ONDA members and is sold by 40+ retail vendors statewide

Submission deadline: The deadline for the 2019 Wild Desert Calendar has passed. Submissions will now be considered for 2020!

Submission guidelines
  • Fill out the Image Use Agreement and upload your photos online HERE
  • Photo submission format requirements:
    • JPEG files
    • Label image file to include photographer’s name and abbreviated image location (e.g. JoeSmith_OrCanyon1.jpg)
    • NOTE: Print quality 300 dpi TIFF files must be available if your image(s) are selected
  • Submit no more than ten (10) of your highest quality photographs
  • Both professional and amateur photo submissions are encouraged to submit
  • Questions? Email Communications Manager Lace Thornberg at lace@onda.org.
Tips for getting great photos
  • Get inspired! Check out ONDA’s website and the Wild Desert Calendar gallery to get a sense of what ONDA is all about, where we work, and photo form and content ideas.
  • Take a variety of shots. Include large-scale landscape images and small-scale shots that focus on details of flora, fauna, landscape textures, hikers, campers, petroglyphs, and other desert wonders.
  • Get in touch with ONDA staff for advice on planning a photography trip to Oregon’s wild desert.
  • Think natural. Photos of roads, power lines or other signs of permanent human development are unlikely to be selected.
  • Read How to Take Better Images of Oregon’s High Desert” for more advice.

watch

Volunteer Accomplishment in Hart-Sheldon

Volunteer Accomplishment in Hart-Sheldon

listen

Owyhee Canyon Swallows Sparrows and Rushing Water

Owyhee Canyon Swallows Sparrows and Rushing Water

voices

Jane Heisler, Sage Society Member

Jane Heisler, Sage Society Member

I love to travel and I love the desert! Supporting ONDA monthly allows me to hit the road without forgetting Oregon’s high desert—even when I’m not there.

Photo locations
  • ONDA seeks diverse photos from wild areas throughout central and eastern Oregon’s high desert that capture the beauty and natural character of the region.
  • Only images from public lands in Oregon’s high desert will be selected. Photos of private lands will not be considered.
  • Photos that feature areas that are a conservation priority for ONDA are highly encouraged.