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Release Date: 10/31/13
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News Release No. 2014-002

Winners Announced in BLM Nevada 150 Photo Contest

Reno, Nev.—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Nevada has selected the winners of the Nevada 150 Photo Contest. The contest is a part of BLM’s participation in Nevada’s 150th Year Sesquicentennial. The photos highlight adventures, activities and historic sites on public lands.

The winners were selected from over 300 entries and will be featured in a calendar and displayed on social media and other venues. The photos were judged on originality, artistic composition, technical quality, photographic technique, and whether the photograph showcases the best of BLM Nevada.

“We were amazed with the photos that people sent in since they showed not only some familiar sites but images that people don’t think of when they think of Nevada,” said Barb Keleher, BLM Nevada outdoor recreation planner who is heading up the BLM’s Nevada 150th celebration team.

Winning photos from the contest were:
• Cover: Jamey Pyles
• January: Kent A. LeFevre
• February: Michelle Jetzer
• March: Ali Smith
• April: Michael Balen
• May: Chip Carroon
• June: Shanell Owen
• July: David Walker
• August: Dominic Gentilcore
• September: Scott Mortimore
• October: John Boehmke
• November: Dennis Doyle
• December: Cheryl Hobbs

Winning photos can be viewed on Flickr at

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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