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In celebration of National Forest Week™, the National Forest Foundation is hosting a week-long photo contest: The National Forest Week™ Photo Contest.
The contest will open on Monday, July 10, 2024 and close at midnight (MT) on July 16, 2024. Judges and prizes for the 2024 contest will be announced closer to the contest.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 National Forest Week™ Photo Contest!
Join us in celebrating the importance of forests and grasslands. Through a growing movement of passionate voices, we are highlighting how special and vital these lands are for our freedom and quality of life during National Forest Week™, July 10-16, 2024. Click here to learn more.
Photos submitted in the landscape category should not feature people.
Photos submitted in the recreation category should feature people enjoying National Forests or recreation equipment (tent, canoe, etc.).
Photo submitted in this category should be taken by an individual ages 18 and under.
Submissions will be judged on their composition, naturalism, creativity, and connection to personal experience.
Use these questions to help guide you in connecting your photos with your personal experience:
This year we added “Connection to Personal Experience" as one of the four main evaluation criteria for the National Forest Week™ Photo Contest to encourage participants to capture candid moments of appreciation for National Forests and Grasslands. There are so many ways these public lands are beautiful. We want to know through your photos how you experience the beauty of these public lands.
Here are some examples of photos that demonstrate connection to personal experience.
When the contest opens on July 10, 2024 a form will be added to this page where you can submit your photos.
As many as you want! There is no limit to the number of entries per person.
Yes! Many newer smartphone cameras can take high quality, 1-2 MB photos. We don’t want owning a professional camera to be a barrier to entering the contest, but we do encourage you to explore ways you can enhance photos you take with your phone.
Yes! Feel free to share the photos you submit using #NationalForestWeek. Note, they won't be counted as a submission unless they're also submitted via the form on this page.
While we love our National Parks, for this photo contest photos must have been taken on a National Forest or Grassland.
Yes, photos do not need to be captured in 2024.
Yes, but if it has not already received recognition, it is unlikely it will this year.
We plan to connect with and announce winners by the end of August.
Hannah Featherman, Communications Manager, at [email protected]