FFIWC Photo Contest
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FFi Women Connect
Photo Contest

Enriching women’s experiences on the water
through learning, sharing, and inspiration

FFi Women Connect and partcipating FFI regional councils are hosting a flyfishing photo contest to celebrate women anglers for June, FFi Women Connect Fly Fishing month.

Women who have paid the entry fee and who are the subject of the photo are eligible to enter. The subject of all photos should include women or a fish caught or fly used by the woman entering the contest. The photographer can be a man or a woman, but the subject and the person entering the contest must include a woman. For example, if you are woman and your guide or fishing buddy (male or female) takes the photo, then you are welcome to submit the photo as your entry, since you are the subject of the photo. If you submit the photo and it wasn’t taken by you, photo credit should be given to whomever took the photo in your submission. As the contestant who paid the entry fees, however, you will be eligible to receive a prize if you win in your category.

You do not need to be an FFI member to partcipate in this contest.

 

Enter the Photo Contest

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Eligibility

Any woman angler is eligible to participate in the photo contest.  You do not have to be a member of Fly Fishers International to enter.

Questions?  Email karencolehall@gmail.com

Submission Deadline

Enter your photos:
June 1, 2024 through August 30, 2024 11:59 PM PST

Don't Miss Out!

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded based on category – educational 1:1 teaching sessions and/or angling gear and merchandise will be offered.   A full list of sponsors, prizes and all judges will be announced in June.  Judging will take place September 1-8, winners will be announced September 9.

Categories for Submission and Judging

• Warm water fish caught by a woman
• Cold water fish caught by a woman
• Saltwater fish caught by a woman
• Best group fly fishing photo featuring women anglers
• Best buddy or group photo featuring women (may include pets)

Every one is a winner in this contest.  Photograher Brian O’Keefe who is offering a Complimentary Photography Seminar to all participants of our Women’s Fly Fishing Photography Contest.  Want to read more about Brian, see below.

How to Submit A Photo

Remit a payment for the number of photos you want to submit. 

  • $20 for 1 photo
  • $30 for 3 photos
  • $50 for 10 photos

Pay Fee to Enter Photos

To post photos on Facebook for judging: After paying your fee(s), send an email to karencolehall@gmail.com.  She will invite you to the FFIWC Photo Contest Group to post our entry photos, or you can directly request an invite to the group on Facebook.

Funds raised from this contest will be used to support women's fly fishing programs throughout FFIWC and participating FFI Councils.

Contest Rules

  • Keep Fish Wet® – All photos of fish should be dripping wet and held in, or slightly above, the water.
     
  • Photos will be judged on the merits of the fish caught as well as photo quality.
     
  • Photos must be submited during the contest entry period: June 1, 2024 – August 30, 2024.
     
  • Photo should be taken within these dates: July 1, 2023 - August 31, 2024.
     
  • Photos can be taken by anyone, but must be submitted by a woman angler.
     
  • By entering photo(s) into the contest, the entrant automatically releases them to be used in promotions and marketing materials for FFi Women Connect.

Meet One of Our Judges - Brian O'Keefe

Photograher Brian O’Keefe who is offering a Complimentary Photography Seminar to all participants of our Women’s Fly Fishing Photography Contest.

In his words, “I have combined a lifetime of fly fishing photography with a lot of serious fly fishing. I published my first fly fishing photo when I was 16. That was 52 years ago! In that time, I have been very busy trying to fish and photograph as many interesting places as possible. My angling travels have taken me to distant destinations like Cuba, Tonga, Bikini Atoll, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Kashmir, England, Brazil, Nicaragua and many more.

As much as I enjoy trips to the Bahamas, Belize, the Yucatan, etc, I am just as much a home water fisherman. I moved to Bend, Oregon in 1975 and guided on the Deschutes, North Umpqua and Klamath in California through the late 70’s. I have been fortunate to live on steelhead rivers, bass lakes, plus trout streams like the Metolius River. Currently, I live in Eastern Idaho, near the South Fork of the Snake River, the Teton River and the Henry’s Fork. Fly fishing is a great lifestyle! I have enjoyed a good working relationship with many fly fishing magazines, newspapers and tackle catalogs, books, websites and seven years as co-owner of Catch Magazine. I have a website at www.brianokeefephotography.com. I look forward to seeing everyone’s photos.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

   

Cari Ray, CI, owner Fisher of Zen

Fishewear  - Thank you Linda Leary

Dutch Baughman, fly tyer extraordinaire

Marlene Huston, CI and guide

Mary Ann Dozer, MCI

Miss Mayfly - Thank you Kim Ranella!

Root River Rod Company

John Van Vliet, Fly fishing author and filmmaker

Ron Mayfield, CI , Umpqua signature fly tyer

Umpqua Feather Merchants