Hermiston "Identity" Photo Contest Announced

Release Date: 

The City of Hermiston and the Hermiston Futures Task Force need your help to establish the area’s identity as a place where growth takes many forms. One of the best ways to tell that story is through pictures. The City and the Task Force are now announcing the Hermiston Futures Task Force Photo Contest. The contest winners will be announced during the 2013 Umatilla County Fair when the Futures Task Force reveals its vision for Hermiston’s identity. Residents who submit pictures could win up to $200 if their photos are selected as the best examples of growth in Hermiston.

View Contest webpage HERE.

Growth is the theme of the contest because growth is everywhere in Hermiston. The region features world-class growing conditions for a countless number of crops. The top-notch K-12 and higher education opportunities make it easy to grow your brain. The wide range of outdoor activities within minutes of your front door makes Hermiston an outstanding location to grow a family. Hermiston’s welcoming business climate, strategic location, and very affordable utility rates allow any business to grow and capitalize on the region’s assets. All of these reasons are why growth is central to the Futures Task Force’s vision for Hermiston’s identity.

Pictures submitted for the photo contest should represent one of three categories:  recreation, agriculture, and culture/education.  Read more about the categories HERE.

Submissions for the Hermiston Futures Task Force Photo Contest should be turned in by 5 p.m. on July 31, 2013. Photos can be emailed to

city@hermiston.or.us, or mailed to the City of Hermiston, Attn: Mark Morgan, 180 NE 2nd St., Hermiston, OR 97838. Mail submissions must be on a CD. There will be a $100 top prize, and two $50 prizes for runners-up. Residents with great pictures are encouraged to submit multiple shots because the prizes will go to the top three pictures, regardless of who submitted them. More information about contest rules can be found in the "Public Notices" section of the City of Hermiston website at www.hermiston.or.us/photocontest.

The Hermiston Futures Task Force is a group of area leaders that first came together in the Fall of 2011 to find ways to improve all facets of the community. The task force has members from education, banking, agriculture, media, health care, law enforcement, retail, government, and many other backgrounds. Establishing and promoting a community identity is one area the task force has focused its efforts on.


Accessibility Statement - The City of Hermiston is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities. We are currently in the process of upgrading our web site to ensure we meet or exceed the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C’s) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 for web content.

For more information on how to report an issue related to the accessibility or how to file a formal Section 504 or ADA (Title II) complaint about the accessibility of any content on our website, please see our full Accessibility Statement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy - It is a policy of the City of Hermiston that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. For more information, visit the Anti-Discrimination Policy page.