Arizona 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.
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.