Harpers Ferry, WV (October 18, 2011) – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is looking for great photos of people enjoying the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) in 2011! We are looking for images that illustrate your idea of a perfect day on the A.T.
Creative and unique shots are encouraged. Send us photos of you and your loved ones hiking your favorite section, enjoying an overlook, staying overnight at a shelter, swimming in a lake, or just enjoying being out on the Trail. Whatever it may be, we want to know how you enjoyed your time out on the Trail this year. Rules
- Photos must be taken on the A.T. during the year 2011.
- Photos must contain an image of at least one person.
- You must be the owner of the photo.
- Participants can only submit one photo.
- Any photos conflicting with the ATC’s Leave No Trace™ (LNT) principles will be disqualified. For more information about LNT principles visit www.appalachiantrail.org/LNT.
- No photos can include nudity, inappropriate or illegal activities.
- Photos must be in .jpg format at 300 DPI as an email attachment.
- All entries must be submitted by email from October 18 - November 10, 2011.
Submissions should be sent to [email protected]
as email attachments between October 18th
and November 10th
. Then, the ATC’s panel of judges will select the top 20 photos. Timeline
- Photo Submission: October 18, 2011 - November 10, 2011
- Voting Period: November 11, 2011 – December 11, 2011
- Photos showcased in the ATC’s Visitor Center in Harpers Ferry, WV: November 12, 2011 through November 19, 2011 from 9am-5pm each day.
- Winner Announced: Week of December 12th, 2011
Prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 contestants.
The Grand Prize winner will have their photo featured in A.T. Journeys (ATJ) as well as receive a set of LekiSummitAS Antishock Trekking Poles valued at $100, generously donated by Leki. The poles features a RoundTop COR-TEC Grip, Classic Expander Lock System,Triple Spring Antishock System, a performance basket, a universal carbide tip, with an ultra sonic finish.
Second and third place winners will also have their photos featured in ATJ and will receive a small recognition prize from the ATC.
For more information or questions regarding the Photo Contest, contact Claire Hobbs, Information Services Assistant, at [email protected] or (304)535-6331 ext. 134.
About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information please visit www.appalachiantrail.org.
Contact: Javier Folgar
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.535.2200 x117
Email: [email protected]