Spokane is a beautiful destination, and this time of year it takes on a natural sense of wonderment. We wanted to see what inspires you. Over 150 of you entered our first #lovespokane photo contest – sharing the images and moments that capture what you love about Spokane.

You all voted! And we have three winners who each captured a different view of Spokane’s natural mightiness. Each of our engaging photographers shared what it was about their photo that captured their personal love for Spokane.

St. John’s Cathedral

I grew up in here and have always been fascinated by the cathedral. When my grandparents would visit they would take us there sometimes. As a teenager I was baptized in the font you see on the left. Over the years I have gone to a few Christmas Masses, a few concerts, walked the labyrinth and one of my favorites... attended the silent Halloween movies while the organist played along. I have wanted to shoot pictures inside the cathedral and see if I could capture its beauty and had an opportunity to do just that last year. It is a landmark and I think almost anyone who has been to or through Spokane has seen it.

Alan Birdsell

View of the Courthouse

Having been born and raised here in Spokane, I am proud to call Spokane my hometown. I took “View of the Courthouse” when my father and one of my daughters gained permission to take photos on top of the Old National Bank last year. It never ceases to amaze me what a beautiful place we live in. 

Erin Gibson

Gondolas at Sunset

Gondolas and a beautiful bridge crossing Spokane's greatest natural feature, its river. Add in a sunset, and you have an amazing mix of natural and man-made features that showcase this city. Each of the region's four seasons showcases it uniquely, and none of them are disappointing. I love Spokane!

Nick Brommer



We hope you continue to capture the moments that make you #lovespokane and share them with us on Instagram! Follow us @visitspokane.

A huge thank you to our wonderful partners at Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises, Borracho Tacos & Tequileria and Lolo for working with us on this contest and providing the great prizes our winners received. You can also read more on the winning photos in the February issue of Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living.