2105 Mountains of the Land Trust Photo Contest Rules


  • Submissions may be made any time between Wednesday, September 16 at 8:00 am and 6:00 pm Friday, November 6, 2015. A maximum of three photos may be entered. Participants must upload their digital image at 300 dpi or higher quality into the online contest platform. Photos with date stamps will not be accepted. Please limit editing to minor technical enhancements.

  • The contest is open to all ages and skill levels. There are no time constraints on when the photo can be taken.

  • Entry is free. The contest is entirely digital and online. You must complete the online form and submit it with your photo entries. If you are unable to upload your photo due to technical difficulties, please contact the office by email info@dflt.org or by phone 480-488-6131. No printed photos will be accepted. 

  • Photos will be judged by a panel of professional photographers on both technical and artistic merit. Winning entries will be those whose overall impact best captures the unique characteristics of Black Mountain or Daisy Mountain to help Desert Foothills Land Trust inspire the protection of the landscape you love.

  • Judges will select 3 winning entries; Grand Prize, second place and third place winners will each receive prizes. 

  • Public vote will also determine 3 winning photographs. One vote per person is permitted. Voting will begin November 13 at 8:00 am and end at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 11, 2015. The photo with the most votes will be a Grand Prize winner, followed by second and third place vote getters. All placed winners will receive prizes. 

  • A total of 6 winners will be selected, 3 judge's picks and 3 highest public votes. Winners will be announced on December 15, 2015. Winning photos will be posted on the contest page for viewing after the contest ends. 


Thank you for helping us celebrate the beauty of our desert mountains!



Together we will work to protect the landscape we love.