There’s a photo you took—maybe last winter, maybe last week— and every time you look at it, conjures up that inexplicable but warm and wonderful feeling of “home.”

You know the one.

Maybe it shows a sweeping view of the star-sparkled Wyoming sky, taken right in your own backyard.

Maybe it’s a shot of three generations of your family, hiking in the Honeycomb Buttes, pausing to picnic and admire the view.

Maybe it’s from a day at the crystal-clear lake with friends, or a Sunday drive into the mountains to see the wildflowers, or an impromptu afternoon snowshoe.

For this year’s calendar photo contest, we want to see those photos—the ones that capture your Wyoming. The people; the places; the elements that make you smile and say, “Only in Wyoming.”

After reviewing all of the submissions, we’ll choose our favorites and use them to create our 2018 Wyoming Outdoor Council calendar!

Here are some of our winners from 2017:

Photo: Mark Boname


Photo: Debbie Trubidy


Photo: Kathy Morton

How to enter

This year, we’re excited to offer two ways to enter the photo contest: through Instagram or through email.

To submit your photo(s) via Instagram, you must have a public Instagram account so that we’re able to view your submission. Upload your photo(s) and add the hashtag #WOC50th.

To submit your photo(s) via email, send your photo(s) to claire@wyomingoutdoorcouncil.org.

Terms and Conditions

Entries must be submitted between July 15, 2017, and before midnight on September 15, 2017, either via email (claire@wyomingoutdoorcouncil.org) or Instagram, using the hashtag #WOC50th. By entering, all contestants agree to release their photo to the Wyoming Outdoor Council for publication purposes. The Wyoming Outdoor Council will select the winning photos, which will then be used in the 2018 calendar. All submitted photos are subject to use.

Your entry to the contest constitutes your agreement to allow your entered photographs, as well as your name and the place the photograph was taken, to be published in the Wyoming Outdoor Council’s 2018 calendar and on the Wyoming Outdoor Council’s website to promote the annual photo contest. Photograph entries constitute permission to use the images in this manner with credit to the photographer without monetary compensation. Contest entrants retain ownership and all other rights to future use of the photographs they enter. Use of the entered photos in any other fashion or in any other publications will only occur with permission from the entrant.



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