RELEASE: Announcing the Secretary of State’s Oregon Blue Book Cover Photo Contest - 2019-2020 Edition

Announcing the Secretary of State’s Oregon Blue Book Cover Photo Contest - 2019-2020 Edition

SALEM, OR – Today, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson is pleased to announce the start of the 2019–2020 Oregon Blue Book Cover Photo Contest. 

The Oregon Blue Book, published biennially since 1911, is the official state almanac. The Blue Book contains information, listings, and descriptions of Oregon state government, educational institutions, media information, cultural and arts organizations, and miscellaneous points of interest to Oregonians and visitors alike. It also includes Oregon fun facts, maps, and state and election history. 

"The Oregon Blue Book has been a state icon for over 100 years,” said Secretary of State Dennis Richardson. “The Blue Book is filled with great information on over 2,000 areas of interest that make up Oregon. It covers all things Oregon from absentee voting to aviation, banking to butterflies, wages to windsurfing, and much more. It’s just a great resource and a fun read with breathtaking photos of Oregon.”   

The 2019-2020 Blue Book theme is Celebrating Oregon’s local festivals, so photos of carnivals, fiestas, county fairs, galas, and other celebrations throughout Oregon would be the most appropriate entries.

To see contest guidelines, past cover winners, and to fill out an entry form, go to the Oregon Blue Book website. Contestants must be amateur photographers who are Oregon residents. Photos must be color photos taken in Oregon and be a vertical (portrait) orientation. Entries must also be postmarked by October 16, 2018.

If you have any questions about entering your photo(s) in the Oregon Blue Book Cover Photo Contest, please contact the Blue Book editor at bluebook.changes@state.or.usor call 503-378-5199.