Texas Forest Trail

Photo Contest 2020

Summer Is Here…Start Taking Those Photos


Photo Contest 2020

This Year Our Contest Theme Is All About East Texas – It’s People, Places, and Events

Our Annual Photo Contest Will Be Bigger And Better In 2020!

Not only will we be having a Grand Prize winner, but we will also be providing prizes in a number of additional categories. Our contest of the year is scheduled to begin in July, 2020 so check back soon for more information.

Photo Contest FAQ's

Photos fitting into any of the contest categories will be eligible provided that they were taken in the 35 counties that encompass the Texas Forest Trail Region in East Texas.
Photos from any year are eligible for entry provided that they have not been entered in an earlier year’s edition of the contest. If you have good photos taken in the past, you are urged to enter them.
The contest is restricted to digital photographs, but you may convert your non-digital photos to a digital format to make them eligible for entry.
Yes, any photographer is eligible to enter the contest as long as the photo was taken in East Texas.
Yes, all photographers are welcomed and encouraged to enter, including winners of previous contests.
We can’t promise you this, but every attempt will be made to give credit when reasonably possible.
A panel of East Texans will evaluate each entry for creativity, wow factor, and theme related composure.

You will be able to enter up to five (5) photos per category, provided that none of them were entered in a previous year’s edition of the contest.

This year, we will be running our contest from July 27, 2020 through August 24, 2020.

Photos must be submitted in .jpg format. Large format photos (original size) are requested as they provide better clarity and resolution of the photo.

Any manipulation of images must be limited to cropping and minor adjustments of color and contrast. Any other manipulation will make the photo ineligible for entry.
You must be the original owner of the copyright for your photo to be eligible for entry, and you will retain this copyright. By submitting an entry, you will give permission for royalty-free use of your entered photograph for publicity, display, and fund-raising.
The winners will be announced once the contest closes. Check back on weareeasttexas.com for updates on the contest.
Please feel free to contact the Texas Forest Trail via our contact us page by clicking here
For complete photo contest rules and criteria, click here

Do You Want To Sponsor A Category?

Are you interested in having a sponsored category? Would you like to provide a prize for the prize packages? Fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you faster than you can post a photo to Instagram.