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Photo Contest

Winners will be announced by October 31, 2015

We're seeking amazing photos that highlight the best of BLM Nevada’s lands and historical sites in these categories:

  • People Exploring Nevada - Share photos of your favorite activities and adventures on BLM lands across Nevada – volunteering, working, camping, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, kayaking, skiing, climbing or riding... you name your adventure.
  • Weird and Wild - Take a walk on the wild side with photos of Wildlife, Wilderness, Wildflowers!
  • Employee - BLM employees can submit their photos for a special employee category.
Photos must be taken on the lands or within the facilities of the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada.

Photographs must be taken between January 1, 2013 and Sept. 7, 2015 and contest entries are accepted from June 11 to Sept. 7, 2015.

How to Submit

Photo Guidelines

  • BLM Nevada assumes all rights to your photo once your submission has been sent.
  • Only submit photos you yourself have taken
  • Anyone in the photo must know they are in the photo and must have given written consent to appear in the photo.
  • Photo Requirements:
    • Photos must be submitted in JPG format
    • Try to ensure that the photo is 300 dpi or at least 5MB or larger with high resolution (winning photos must work in print).
    • MUST have Photo Descriptions formatted like the following example:
      • Image: Desert Tortoise
      • Location: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
      • BLM District (if known): Southern Nevada District
      • Photographer: John Doe
How are the photos Judged
Photos will be judged on the following criteria:

(i) originality, (ii) artistic composition, (iii) technical quality, (iv) photographic technique, and (v) whether the photograph showcases the best of BLM Nevada’s recreational opportunities

Winners will be featured in a 2016 BLM Nevada Planner.

Who's Eligible to Enter
  • Legal residents of the United States and DC, and at least 13 years of age or older as of May 1, 2015.
  • Photographs must be taken by you and you must have the rights to the photo.
What to Do
  • Enjoy your experience and share it with us!
  • Tell your friends
  • Share your submission on Facebook or Twitter using #MyPublicLands

What Not to Do

  • Don't break any laws or rules of federal lands.
  • Don't do anything unsafe.
  • Don't photograph anything that is inappropriate, indecent or obscene!