This year, the Outdoor Council tried something new with our annual calendar photo contest. We allowed submissions via Instagram, and we are proud to say it was an overwhelming success! In addition to our traditional email submissions, we received over 700 Instagram entries with the hashtag #WOC50th. It was a great way to connect to a larger, online community as well as to see stunning images of the values we work so hard to protect—Wyoming’s clean air, clean water, thriving habitats, and wild public landscapes.

Thanks to everyone who participated. With your help, we were able to feature scenes from places we’ve not been able to easily capture in the past: Park County, the Snake River, landscapes in and around Rock Springs. We were also delighted to see all the people represented in many of the photos—folks who were not only taking the time to enjoy the outdoors, but also thinking about how to make sure these landscapes stay protected for generations.

Keep an eye on your mailbox next month for the calendar and be sure to start thinking  about the great adventures you’ll take and the pictures you’ll snap for next year. Sign up for our emails so you’ll be the first to know when we begin the search for 2019’s photos.


David Wade
Nick Knoke
Jason Garza
Cathy Bradford
Krissy Borcher
Scott Copeland
Mindy Clancy
Sam Beebe
Peter Mangolds
Shannon Scott
Beth Holmes
Ian Cadena
Cinthia Hayford
Kyle Aiton
Ed Sherline
Dan Barry
Katelyn Ford
Bill Sincavage
Tamara Rodgers




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