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Canyonlands Natural History Association is a nonprofit organization established to assist the scientific and educational efforts of the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the USDA Forest Service in southeast Utah.

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Photo Contest


This year's theme: Sunset to Sunrise

Upload your photo entry between October 26 and November 4, 2015 , and you could win $100 and have your photo published in the 2018 Canyon Country Calendar!

(Upload form will not be visible on this page until contest begins on Oct 26th).

The winning landscape photo will capture this year's theme and be taken on southeastern Utah’s public lands (this also includes Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the Henry Mountains). See MAP of eligible areas. Landscapes only please, no vehicles or people.

Photo must be color, in JPG format, with high resolution (minimum 300 dpi, maximum 600 dpi) with a maximum file size of 10MB. Lower resolution photos may be submitted, but a high resolution photo must be available upon request.

Contest Terms and Conditions

The contest is open to everyone, regardless of age, except for the following: employees of Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA), the National Park Service (NPS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the USDA Forest Service (USFS), contest judges, and their immediate families. Contestants under the age of 18 must have their parent(s) or guardian(s) consent.

Photo requirements
Photo must be in JPG format, with high resolution (minimum 300 dpi, maximum 600 dpi). Lower resolution photos may be submitted, but a high resolution photo must be available upon request.

Individual photographers, both amateur and professional, may submit a maximum if ONE PHOTO. Photo must include the location in the filename.  Photos that are "over Photoshopped" or with unnatural colors may be disqualified. Please do not go off trail to take your picture.

Only original photographs taken by you will be accepted. Contestants who submit more than one photo will be disqualified. CNHA reserves the right to disqualify any entry if it finds at its sole discretion that any of the contest rules have been violated. Decisions of CNHA shall be final and binding.

Judging and prizes
Photos will be judged by a panel chosen by CNHA. Winners will be notified by email by Friday, November 13th, 2015. The winner will receive a $100 prize and appear in the 2018 Canyon Country Calendar (calendar goes on sale in 2017).  The runner-up will receive a copy of the book Photographing the Southwest, Vol. 1 by Laurent MartresWinning photos will be displayed on the CNHA website, e-newsletter and Facebook page.

Terms of Use
By uploading a photo for the contest, you grant CNHA the rights to future use of the image including, but not limited to, the CNHA web site, e-newsletter and Facebook page. Should CNHA wish to use any photograph in a printed publication, terms for use will be negotiated at that time.

Please email questions to or call (toll free) 800-840-8978 x 110.

Good luck!!

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