Bigleaf Maple Leaf Contest

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry for this fall’s Bigleaf Maple Leaf Contest!

Bigleaf Maple trees are found all over the Pacific Northwest, and this contest encourages residents of Washington’s Third District to get outside, appreciate our woods, and learn about the challenges facing the Bigleaf Maple.

The biggest leaf will be hung up for visitors to see in our Vancouver office and showcased online. Submissions are no longer open.

Entry Guidelines

  1. Find a leaf from a Bigleaf Maple tree – the biggest one you can find! This is what a leaf from a Bigleaf Maple looks like, and it should be from Washington’s Third District.
  2. Take a picture of your leaf, ensuring it’s well-lit, on a flat surface, and contains a ruler or tape measure for scale.
  3. Email your picture to with “Leaf Contest – LAST NAME” as the subject line. Include your full name, phone number, and city/town in the body of the email.
  4. Be sure to hold on to your leaf, and our team will reach out to whoever found the biggest leaf (measured at the widest point, not including the stem).

By submitting a leaf photo, you are giving the office of Rep. Gluesenkamp Perez permission to use the photo in future communications and to put the winning leaf on display.

2023 Winners

1st Place – 23.5″

Dirk and Dixie H. from Randle, WA

2nd Place (Tie) – 19″

Kathy S. from Castle Rock, WA

Maynard M. from Curtis, WA

Honorable Mention – Prettiest Leaf

Tessa P. from Camas, WA