Enter Central Electric’s Photo Contest

Fisherman on the Metolius by 2022 Photo Contest winner Nadine Kincaid

Attention, Photographers

Your photo could be on the cover of Ruralite magazine.

Central Electric Cooperative is hosting a Ruralite cover photo contest. We are seeking dynamic images that capture our culture, community and the natural beauty of our service territory. CEC’s member services team will judge the photos.

The top three winners will earn a $100, $75 and $50 Visa gift card, respectively. The winning photo will be featured on the cover of Central Electric’s May edition of Ruralite.

  • The contest is open to Central Electric Cooperative members only. We strongly encourage youth to participate.
  • All photos must be taken within CEC’s service territory.
  • Each member can submit up to two original photos.
  • Submitted photos must be vertical (portrait) orientation.
  • Submission must be high-resolution, digital images in jpeg format, and 300 dpi at approximately 8-by-10 inches.
  • All submissions must include the photographer’s name and detailed caption information.
  • Photos previously published in Ruralite ARE NOT eligible.
  • Prints ARE NOT accepted.
  • Email cecmemberservices@cec.coopwith the subject line “2023 Photo Contest Submission.”
  • The contest deadline is March 15.
  • By submitting photos, you give CEC the right to use your photos on Ruralite’s cover and on CEC’s social media pages.


  • Photo Tips
  • Make photos around sunset or sunrise. The low light makes for prettier landscapes.
  • Include people doing interesting things, such as skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking, hunting, fishing or biking.
  • Get close to your subject and fill the frame, but leave room for the title of the magazine.
  • Only send your best photos.