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Our Wild Lands Photography Contest

Copyright 2012 David Palmer
Title:Trails Both Ways
Location:Sky Ranch
Description:An older trail marking sign on the MHLT Sky Ranch
Copyright:© 2012 David Palmer
Contact:David Palmer
Fairfield, CA

Prize winners and highly commended images from our 2012 "Our Wild Lands" photo contest are now available for viewing! Each day we select one of the top images to feature on our home page. Can't wait that long to see them all? Click below...

Contest is now closed!

The Muir Heritage Land Trust invites you to enter the inaugural Our Wild Lands Photography Contest. Focus your lens on the stunning landscapes and natural beauty of the Muir Heritage Land Trust properties.

Explore the Land Trust's Acalanes Ridge, Fernandez Ranch, Sky Ranch, Dutra Ranch and Gustin properties and submit your photographs for a chance to win prizes and lend your vision to celebrate these preserved lands.

Contest runs From April 15, 2012 through July 15, 2012

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Camera WestSports BasementWild Birds Unlimited
Mount Diable Audubon Society


Three prize winning photographs will be selected from all entries and each will receive one of these prizes:


Open to all photographers. Images must be taken on one of the designated Muir Heritage Land Trust properties by the person entering them. (see Contest Rules for details)

Enter as many images as you'd like at $5/image or 6 for $25.
Digital upload is required, but images may have been created with either film or digital cameras.
(see Contest Rules for details)

Landscapes, flora, fauna, macro, aerial, behavior, portrait, abstract, black & white, and atmospherics are among the subjects and styles that are acceptable. Domestic animals and plants, and the "hand of man" may be included. All entries should accurately reflect the subject matter and scene as it actually appeared when captured with the camera. See details on the FAQs page.


Enter online, starting midnight, April 15, 2012. Here's how to prepare and upload images - Image Specs.


This contest is organized by the Muir Heritage Land Trust, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Muir Heritage Land Trust and its work to protect the scenic beauty, rural character, and natural resources of Contra Costa's most important wild lands.

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