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Ten years ago, we launched what would become an annual Wyoming Outdoor Council tradition — the calendar photo contest. Although the political, social, and environmental landscape has changed in the decade since its inception, the purpose and impact of the calendar has remained the same: to showcase the place that so many of us choose to call home.

The calendar also serves as a vital reminder of why we — as stewards of public lands, as engaged members, and as concerned citizens — do what we do to protect this place, day in and day out, year after year. It’s not only a look back at how we experienced the past year outdoors, but it also offers motivation to continue this work well into the future. 

With so much at stake for our water, air, lands, and wildlife in 2020 — especially here in Wyoming — it could be easy to feel discouraged. The calendar helps us remember what the work is about. It’s about Wyoming. Your Wyoming. My Wyoming. The Wyoming you’ll leave to your grandchildren and to their grandchildren after them. It’s the Wyoming of today and the Wyoming of the future.

We want to know: what does that Wyoming look like for you? Show us your best. The hopeful, wild, stunning, humbling places that inspire you to take a photograph — and to stand up for this one-of-a-kind place. Every year for the last ten we’ve tried to show and share these stories as reminders of the gift we have in our backyard and to keep inspiring the work it takes to make sure this gift endures beyond calendar pages. Help us tell the story of your Wyoming!

HOW TO ENTER

You can enter the 2020 calendar contest two ways: through Instagram or 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 #MyWyoming.

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

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Entries must be submitted between July 15, 2019, and before midnight on September 15, 2019, either via email (claire@wyomingoutdoorcouncil.org) or Instagram, using the hashtag #MyWyoming. 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 be published in the 2020 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 2020 calendar and on the Wyoming Outdoor Council’s website to promote the annual photo contest. Reproduction of entries will include the necessary photographer credit.

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.

Claire

Cella

Creative Content Director

Staff