Photo Contest


First place winner, 2013 photo contest.

Get out your cameras and celebrate the natural beauty of America’s public lands and showcase volunteerism. Our 13th annual photo contest has a new theme: Faces & Places! This year's contest celebrates the faces and places we see on our public lands. Anyone, whether you volunteered on NPLD, are participating in a Public Lands Every Day Event this autumn or simply a fan of the outdoors, can submit a photo. 

Share your favorite places and the people you spend time with at these special spots, including friends, volunteer groups, a scenic lookout or a hiking trail.

Prizes include trail gear from REI and entrants may have their work featured on our website, in promotional materials and more.

This contest is closed. View the 2013 photo contest winners here. Interested in entering the next contest? Details will be announced in Fall 2014.

Details about the 2013 photo contest: Prizes and Sponsors --- How to Participate --- Rules --- Past Winners

2013 Prizes and Sponsor:

Three (3) photographers (ages 14 years of age and up) will be awarded prizes packages, with all merchandise from REI, as follows:

  • First Place: hiking prize pack with backpack, binoculars, trekking poles and more (approximate value $420).
  • Two Runners up: trail walk prize pack with binoculars, trekking poles, a trail chair and more (approximate value $260).

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All prizes were generously donated by REI, our 2013 Photo Contest Sponsor:




Here's How to Participate:

No purchase necessary. All contest participants must be residents of the U.S. and meet all eligibility requirements. Void where prohibited.  Click here for complete rules.