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Love of the Land Photo Contest

Get Offline and Head Outside!

Since so much of our time lately has been lived online the Historic Virginia Land Conservancy (HVLC) is sponsoring a photo contest in the hopes you will come to be an “offliner” and check out what’s outside. The HVLC is in the business of protecting the scenic views and open space that makes our community a special place. The weather is cooler, the colors are turning bright, and heck - nature is beautiful! So go take a hike, literally, and bring your smartphone to capture the beauty of the natural world in our community.

Submissions are now open for our Love of the Land Photo Contest - Prizes will be awarded!
Please read our complete rules (posted below) before submitting your photo. Here are some highlights:

* Photo must have been taken between April 1, 2020, and October 31, 2020.
* Photos are to be taken of nature, outdoor landscapes, farms, waterways, or other views that capture the natural world around you.
* Please do not submit images that have been heavily manipulated.
* Only amateur photographers are eligible. Professional photographers (i.e., anyone who earns more than 50 percent of their annual income from photography, determined at Sponsor’s sole discretion) are not eligible.
* By entering, you grant HVLC permission to use your photo in any medium.
* Only one entry is allowed per person.
* By submitting a photo, you are stating that you took the photo and own the rights to the photo.
PRIZES - Cash awards: First prize $125; second prize $75; third prize $50 in each of three categories.
- Children up to age 12
- Youth ages 13 - 18
- Adults 19+

A total of nine winners will be announced on November 10, 2020.

Submit your digital photo to: Ann@HistoricVirginiaLandConservancy.org, along with the online form (download below).
All submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on November 4, 2020.

See some of our entries