The 2020 National Recreation Trails Photo Contest is Open!

Submit photos of your favorite National Recreation Trails (NRTs)

Every year we ask you to submit photos from your favorite NRTs to highlight these incredible and diverse trails. We are accepting nominations for 2020 until December 15th!

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.

The goal is to highlight the diversity of the NRTs and to make more Americans familiar with these great trails. 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.

How to Enter

Step 1: Make sure your photos qualify

Step 2: Record the follow details for each of your entries

  1. Name of the NRT where photo(s) taken
  2. State and general location of trail
  3. Caption or brief description of the subject
  4. Your name
  5. Photographer's name, if different
  6. Organization, if any
  7. Mailing address
  8. Email
  9. Website address

Step 3: Send your photos to us

1. You can email photos as attachments to [email protected] if under 15 mb per email

2. Upload via an online site such as the following resources:

These are free resources so long as you send one file at a time under 100 mb in size (HighTail has a limit up to 250mb).

Note:

By entering the contest you are giving us permission to use the photos for publicity and promotion of National Recreation Trails. This includes use on the websites of the NRT Program, American Trails, and cooperating agencies and organizations, as well as their non-commercial publications. You retain all other rights to your photos.

Browse Past Winners

Published August 2020

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