Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act With a Photo Contest!

Screen Shot 2013-10-10 at 11.59.55 AMArizona Highways and the Arizona Wilderness Coalition have joined forces to help celebrate next year’s 50th anniversary of the the Wilderness Act, a landmark law that has helped protect some of America’s wild country.

Get in on the celebrations by entering your photos from Arizona’s 90 different wilderness areas for a chance to win an Arizona Highways Photo Workshop valued up to $2500.

So, what do you need to know?

1) The categories:
Scenic Landscape (SL)  Dramatic scenes, unusual perspectives, and expansive views of protected wilderness land. Plant life (such as flowers, trees, and other flora), close-ups, wide-open spaces, storms, sunsets, and other natural views.

Wildlife (WL)  Wild animals (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, insects, etc.) photographed within the boundaries of wilderness areas. Animal portraits, behavior, predation, adults with young. (No captive animals allowed.)

People in Wilderness (PW) People enjoying wilderness lands: adventurers, backpackers, hikers, and people pursuing other wilderness-appropriate activities (mountain-biking, motorcycling, etc., are not allowed in wilderness areas and will not be accepted in entries); groups, families, and individuals in wilderness settings. Action, artistic perspectives and artistic compositions (silhouettes, motion shots, creative lighting, etc.).

Most Inspirational Moment (IM)  Images of locations that have a very special story and personal meaning to entrants. Please provide a summary of the story within the allotted caption space on the entry form. Additional details on your story may be requested in the final round of judging.

2) How to enter:
Visit www.ahpw.org/photocontests to submit your entries. Keep in mind, you can submit up to three (3) images in any of the four designated categories. Images must meet the image submission requirements to be eligible. FYI, the contest period runs  through December 31, 2013.


Filed under Make a Difference, Mother Nature, Photography, Things to Do

2 responses to “Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act With a Photo Contest!

  1. This is a great event not only to showcase the wonders of Arizona , but also to promote awareness amongst the current generation the importance of preserving these natural beauty of Arizona for the future generation. Job well done!

  2. This is perfect way to draw attention to the beauty of Arizona and to drum up eco- tourism here. This is perfect avenue also for budding nature or landscape photographers, or even just for ordinary hikers and nature lovers. I’m especially excited about the photo workshop prize also.

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