NRT Photo Contest

American Trails sponsors the annual contest for photographs of designated National Recreation Trails across the country. Our annual contest provides awards in several categories and shows off entries (and previous winners) on the NRT website.

Enter your photos

We're looking for good photos of trail users as well as special facilities, art on the trails, management issues, construction, and volunteers. We also want to see entries that cover the many types and uses of National Recreation Trails throughout America.

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Winning Entries By Year

photo credit: Teresa Patterson

2020

photo credit: Momentum Photography

2019

photo credit: Allyson Orange

2018

photo credit: Ashli Murdock

2017

photo credit: Jim Davis

2016

photo credit: Gwyneth Moody

2015

photo credit: Sarina Lewis

2014

photo credit: Larry B. Smith

2013

photo credit: Stan Malcolm

2012

photo credit: Jody Carman

2011

photo credit: Mary Shaw (c)

2010

photo credit: Loretta Melancon

2009

photo credit: Michael R. King

2008

photo credit: Ken Squiers

2007

photo credit: Alan S. Carmer

2006

photo credit: Buck Willoughby

2004-05

photo credit: Chuck Haney

2003