BLM NV and Travel Nevada Kick Off 2021 Photo Contest


Bureau of Land Management

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RENO, Nev.—The 2021 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada photo contest begins today in partnership with Travel Nevada.  BLM Nevada will be accepting submissions for its annual photo contest now through Sept.15, 2021.  

“Nevada is a state full of wide-open spaces, stark landscapes, and rugged backcountry,” Brenda Scolari, director of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, said.  

“Protecting our beautiful scenery is supremely important in ensuring future generations enjoy our land as much as we currently do. We are looking forward to seeing how photographers bring our beautiful landscapes to life through their camera lenses during this year’s photo contest,” Scolari added.

Information on the rules and how to submit photos can be found at BLM Nevada’s website link.  
We are seeking amazing photos that demonstrate your love of the land, including how prepared you are to recreate responsibly!  

  • People exploring Nevada—Share photos of your favorite activities and adventures on BLM lands across Nevada. Whether that be volunteering, working, camping, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, kayaking, skiing, climbing or riding…you name your adventure.  

>> Remember to try and capture what it means to be a true Nevada recreator dedicated to leaving the land better than you found it. << 

  • Recreators with know how- Bring your best plan to life and share photos of the adventure that shows you #KnowBeforeYouGo to your public lands. We are looking for visitors that know how to Recreate Responsibly.  
  • Weird & Wild—Take a walk on the wild side with photos of Wildlife, Wilderness and Wildflowers! 
  • Employee—BLM/Travel Nevada employees can submit their photos too! 

“Since we haven’t held this contest for a few years, we are certain that many of our visitors will submit outstanding photos of our public lands,” Jamie Fields, BLM Nevada State Lead for the Outdoor Recreation Program, said. “We are looking forward to seeing the best of the best!” 

For more information on the contest contact Rita Henderson, 775-861-6471,

The winning photographs in the 2019 Calendar can be viewed here.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.