Tammy Manganelli photo
Pictured is the 2013 Peoples’ Choice Award winning photo by Tammy Manganelli.

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DFLT announcing 2014 photo contest

Staff Report~ 10/15/2014

NORTH VALLEY – The Desert Foothills Land Trust is hosting the 2014 Mountains of the Land Trust Photo Contest.

Community photographers can share favorite shots of Black Mountain or Daisy Mountain to help the Land Trust inspire the protection of the well-loved landscapes. The photo contest is intended to encourage a deeper appreciation for the unique characteristics of Black Mountain and Daisy Mountain – the landmarks at the heart of the Desert Foothills communities. Photos can be taken anytime, but should feature Black Mountain or Daisy Mountain in some way. 

This year, the contest is going entirely digital; photo contest entries will be accepted only by email to photos@dflt.org through 4 p.m. on Nov. 3. Photo entries must be accompanied by a completed entry and release form. Additional details and the entry and release form are available on the Land Trust’s Web site.

Professional photographers Don Asakawa, Alan Lowy, Kazu Okutomi, Richard Rubenstein, Jerry Sieve, and Mike Spinelli will review all entries and choose 13 finalists for inclusion in the 2015 Mountains of the Land Trust Photo Contest calendar. They will also choose Grand Prize, second, third, and fourth place winners. The Grand Prize winner will be on the cover of the calendar. All placed winners will receive prizes and all finalists will receive a free calendar. 

The thirteen finalists will be announced on or before Nov. 10, and the finalists’ photos will be posted online for public voting for the People’s Choice Award. Voting will end at 10 a.m. on Dec. 1, and the People’s Choice Award winner will receive an additional grand prize. All participants will be invited to a reception, at which the awards will be presented and the calendar will be unveiled. Calendars will be available for sale after that reception.

For additional information or to download the complete rules and entry form, visit www.dflt.org.