Desert Foothills Land Trust to host annual outdoor photo contest

Photo by Tammy Manganelli. (submitted photo)

Photo by Tammy Manganelli. (submitted photo)

Desert Foothills Land Trust is to once again host the 2015 Mountains of the Land Trust Photo Contest.

Share your favorite shots of Black Mountain or Daisy Mountain to help the Land Trust inspire the protection of the landscapes you love. 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 our Desert Foothills communities.

Photos can be taken any time, but should feature Black Mountain or Daisy Mountain in some way, according to a press release.

This year, the contest is entirely online. Photo contest entries will be accepted only by upload onto the contest website. Photo entries must be accompanied by a description of where the shot was taken and an acceptance of the rules and photo release terms.

Photo by Tereasa Funke (submitted photo)

Photo by Tereasa Funke (submitted photo)

The deadline to enter is to be 4 p.m. on Nov. 6. Additional details and the entry and release forms are available on the Land Trust’s website,

Two grand-prize winners will be chosen: one selected by a panel of professional photographers, and one based on the top vote recipients in our online voting. Second- and third-place winners will be chosen by the same process, the release stated.

The grand prizes are a glider ride donated by Dane Palermo of Overflow Pool Repair, and a Lake Pleasant daily sightseeing cruise for two, donated by Lake Pleasant Cruises.

All placed winners will receive prizes and the winning photos will be displayed on our website and in media releases.

Online voting will begin on or before Nov. 13, and end at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11.

By calling attention to the beauty and majesty of Black Mountain and Daisy Mountain, Desert Foothills Land Trust hopes to inspire support for local land conservation, and to connect people to the incredible landscapes right here in our communities.

For additional information or to enter the contest visit

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