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Protect the Pecos Photo Contest

The contest is open May 1st through August 31st. The deadline is 5PM Mountain Time on Wednesday August 31st. Entries must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Photographs must be in digital format, high resolution, at a minimum of 300 dpi, and without watermark. Only online entries will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into the contest. All photographs must include GPS or photo locations coordinates and must be taken within the roadless areas surrounding the Pecos Wilderness (not in the existing Pecos Wilderness). This includes the Proposed Wilderness and Proposed Special Management Areas (SMA). See the brown and purple areas on the map of contest area.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

First, second, and third prizes will be awarded:

First Prize: $100 cash plus Wild Guide: Passport to New Mexico Wilderness

Second Prize: $50 cash plus Wild Guide: Passport to New Mexico Wilderness

Third Prize: Wild Guide: Passport to New Mexico Wilderness

In addition, winning photographs will be published Fall 2016 NMWild newsletter (available on newsstands October-February), and will be featured in social media and www.nmwild.org.

By entering the contest, you grant an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to New Mexico Wilderness Alliance and the Contest sponsors to reproduce, distribute, display, as well as create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the contest and promotion of the contest, in any media, for no additional compensation, including, but not limited to: presentations; publication on websites; posters; in newsletters; and social media.

Please note: If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted.

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