We’re back with our annual photo contest! Share how has the trail inspired you. What views and landscapes have awed you? Show us the people and pets you love to hike with, the details in the flora and fauna you’ve noticed as you make your way through the woods, and the trails that have led you through Vermont.
When you enter your photos, you have not only an artistic opportunity to share your trail experiences, but also a great way to volunteer and give back to GMC. Sharing photos of your own trail experiences and adventures is important to the work we do: they are used in our our annual calendar, in future editions of the Long Trail News, and on our social media channels as we spread the work we do and engage with and educate the hiking public.
Photo Contest Categories and Prizes
We have four categories for photo submissions in this year’s contest: trail features; hikers; flora and fauna; and landscapes and views. GMC staff will select one winner from each category and one overall contest winner, as well as one Hiker’s Choice winner voted on by you. Contest prizes this year are:
- Grand Prize: A custom hoodie from local Vermont-made Thuja and a pair of limited edition Darn Tough Hike VT socks
- Category Winners: One winner in each category will each receive a $50 gift card to the GMC store and a pair of limited edition Darn Tough HikeVT socks
- Hiker’s Choice: GMC will select up to 15 honorable mention photos for Hiker’s Choice voting. The winning photographer will receive a custom Thuja hoodie and Darn Tough Hike VT socks
Contest submissions will remain open until Sunday, August 27.
The WordPress submission form does not take photos above 10 MB; if you have larger resolution files that you cannot upload, you can email them directly to communications coordinator Lily LaRegina at [email protected]. Additionally, you can email with any questions or if you experience any technical difficulties with the submission form.
Not sure which category your photo fits into? Read the descriptions below:
Trail infrastructure: shelters and privies, staircases and ladders, trail signs, paths winding through the woods.
You and/or your hiking partners, whether they’re two-legged or four-legged. Candid or posed. Any photos that speak to what it means to be a hiker.
Flora and Fauna
Wildlife and plant life spotted between the trees, by the ponds, and on ridge lines.
Landscapes and Views
Vista views, mountain layers, cloud formation-filled skies, horizons painted by sunrises and sunsets.