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Release Date: 10/02/12
Contacts: Denise Adamic, BLM (719) 269-8553    

BLM hosts Front Range photo contest (10-02-12)

CAÑON CITY, Colo. – The BLM Royal Gorge Field Office is looking for your best photo, or two. Beginning Oct. 2, the RGFO invites the public to share their best photos and to compete in a BLM-sponsored photo contest. The winners will be chosen by the public and featured in future BLM Colorado publications.

“Autumn is the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy your public lands,” said Keith Berger, Royal Gorge Field Manager. “We’re challenging the public to capture their best shots of their favorite areas.”

Contest Rules:
• Photos must be of public lands in Colorado, preferably along the Front Range; however, any scenic, landscape or wildlife photo in the state will be accepted. Please include a caption of where the photo was taken.
• All identifiable people in the photo must be over the age of 18.
• Only original entries, please. All photos must be submitted by the original photographer and without a copyright.
• Photo sizes are limited to 4.5 MB and should be in TIFF or JPEG formats.
• All photos must be submitted via e-mail to by Oct. 29, 2012.
• Participants must have “liked” the RGFO Facebook page, and may submit up to two photos.

On Oct. 30, 2012, the RGFO will post a photo album of the eligible entries on its Facebook page, where RGFO Facebook fans can vote for their favorite photos. Two winners will be chosen; one based on the most “likes” and the other based on the most “shares” received by midnight Nov. 4, 2012. The winners will be announced Nov. 6 and will be featured in various BLM Colorado publications and social media sites.

By submitting a photo, contest participants agree to allow the BLM to use their photos on social media sites and in future publications. Photo credits will be given upon use, and the artist will remain the copyright holder of the artwork.

Those interested in following the contest should “like” the BLM Royal Gorge Recreation Facebook page at For more information contact Denise Adamic, 719-269-8553.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 10-02-2012