2023 Wildland Photo Contest

Thunderstorm over Yellowstone National Park

2023 Photo Contest

Enter for a chance to win a free trip!

We are on the hunt for the best Wildland tour photos. Whether you caught a stellar sunset, had an up-close (but safe!) animal encounter, or got some freaky weather, we want to see your best shots!

Hikers jump and pose among the hills in the Cordillera Huayhuash

2022: Grand Prize, Cordillera Huayhuash

Talk about enthusiasm! Our team couldn’t get over this group jump shot in Peru’s remote Cordillera Huayhuash region. Aaron W. won a free trip in the USA up to $2,500.

Yellowstone's Snake River to Heart Lake trip

2022: Facebook's Choice Winner

Our Facebook audience loved this calming shot from Yellowstone’s Snake River to Heart Lake trip. Angela O. won $500 toward her next Wildland trip: a Red Rock Basecamp trip this past June!

Huayhuash lake with a view of Suila Grande

2022: Instagram's Choice Winner

Another amazing shot from Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash won over our Instagram audience last year. Daveena M. won $500 toward her next Wildland trip: the Tour du Mont Blanc last month!

How it works

Past Wildland guests who traveled with us between August 1, 2022 and September 15, 2023 are encouraged to submit up to five of their best photos from their tour. Been on more than one tour in that timeframe? No problem! You can submit separate entries for each tour. Tours can have taken place anywhere in the world; our last winning photo was captured in Chile.

What You could win

Our Grand Prize winner will receive a free Wildland Trekking tour of their choice, anywhere in the USA, up to $2,500 in value.

Our Facebook and Instagram’s Choice winners will each receive $750 toward their next Wildland Trekking adventure vacation.

Enter the contest

Please title your file names with your name, and the trip name/trail, and year.

For example: john-smith-shiningrock-2022.jpg 

You file size is limited to 15MB per photo; please ensure all photo submissions are at least 1500 pixels wide. 

Terms and conditions


Wildland Trekking’s 2023 Photo Contest begins September 6, 2023, and ends September 20, 2023, at 11:59 PM Mountain Time. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that he or she is 18 years old or older.

Who may enter:

The Grand Prize, Facebook’s Choice prize, and Instagram’s Choice prize are open to adventurers who are 18 years old or older and traveled with us between August 1, 2022 and September 5, 2023. Individuals affiliated with the Wildland Trekking Company, including employees and their immediate families (children, parents, siblings, and spouses) and others living in their households are not eligible for any prize. The Wildland Trekking Company will determine winners’ eligibility at its sole discretion.

What to enter:

We’re looking for the best tour photos–what that means is up to you! Photos of landscapes, wildlife, flora and fauna, or happy campers are all great starting points.

To be eligible, a photograph must have been shot by the entrant on a Wildland tour since August 1, 2022. The contestant certifies that he/she is the sole creator and copyright owner of the submitted photograph.

Cropped photos are eligible. Minor adjustments, including the removal of sensor dust or scratches on scans of negatives, dodging and burning, sharpening, contrast, toning, slight color adjustment and conversion to grayscale are acceptable. The addition and subtraction of objects is not permitted. If the judges determine that a photographer has altered his or her photo, they reserve the right to disqualify it.

For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must be prepared to provide a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian, to the Wildland Trekking Company upon request.

If the entrant is unable to provide all required releases, WTC in its sole discretion reserves the right to disqualify the submission, seek to secure the required releases, or permit the submission to remain in the contest.

Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.

Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content, as determined by Wildland in its sole discretion, are ineligible for this contest.


The welfare of a subject and its environment must be placed ahead of the desire to capture a photograph. Upon entering the contest, entrants certify that subjects were treated with respect and dignity, and that no people, wildlife or the environment were harmed in creating a photograph.

If baiting was used to attract wildlife, or special equipment such as camera traps and drones used to capture the photograph, this must be disclosed. Baiting of wildlife is prohibited.

How to Enter:

Please submit photographs and requested information online through our website at https://wildlandtrekking.com/2023-wildland-photo-contest/ . You may submit up to 5 photographs per tour. In order to be displayed in our online gallery without being stretched or distorted, photographs must be submitted in .jpeg, .jpg or .pdf format, edited for web in sRGB color space, at least 1,500 pixels wide and no larger than 15 MB. You must complete a separate form for each tour date submitted.

We do not accept photographs submitted through the mail and do not accept more than one contestant per e-mail address. High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible.

Wildland Trekking Company may collect a photograph’s metadata upon entry.

You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, you grant the Wildland Trekking Company (and those authorized by WTC) a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of its website and products. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. Wildland Trekking will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

Entry deadline:

The contest begins on September 6, 2023. All entries must be received through wildlandtrekking.com submission page by 11:59 PM Mountain Standard Time on September 18, 2023.


Photo entries will be judged based on creativity, quality, originality, and overall impact.

Wildland will select 10 finalists for Facebook, 12 for Instagram, and a Grand Prize winner. The 22 social finalists will appear on our social pages in September 2023. At that time, the public can vote on our Facebook and Instagram pages for the respective Facebook’s Choice and Instagram’s Choice winners. The Grand Prize winner and category winners will be revealed online by October 2023.

Wildland Trekking will notify winners via the contact information provided at the time of entry; Wildland may disqualify anyone who fails to respond to the notification within five business days.

Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.


Three prizes will be awarded, as follows:

Grand Prize: $2,500 value toward any USA-based Wildland Trekking tour.

Social Winners: The winners of each of the Facebook’s Choice and Instagram’s Choice categories will receive $750 toward any Wildland Trekking tour.

Winners must sign a release and license, as well as a declaration of eligibility, and will be responsible for paying any fees or taxes associated with the prize. All prizes are awarded “as is” and non-transferable.

Online Features:

Wildland may select photos for highlight on its website or social media. Such selections will be made in Wildland’s sole discretion.

Conditions of Entry:

All entrants hold the Sponsors and their respective regents, directors, officers, employees, and interns (the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against all claims of any nature arising in connection with entrant’s participation in the contest and acceptance or use of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not liable for any costs, damages, injuries, or other claims incurred as a result of entrants’ participation in the contest or winner’s acceptance and usage of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not responsible for incomplete or misdirected entries, technical or network malfunctions or failures, or causes beyond their control. Entrants are solely responsible for their entries. Entrants may not submit materials that introduce any software viruses, worms or other programs designed to damage software, hardware or telecommunications equipment or are off-topic, partisan-political, contain advertising, nudity, personal attacks or expletives, or is otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, sexually explicit, or that infringes on the rights of any third party.

The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Wildland Trekking Company reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. In the event of a dispute regarding the winners, Wildland reserves the right to award or not award the prizes in its sole discretion. Wildland reserves the right to disqualify any entrant whose entry or conduct appears in any way to: inhibit the enjoyment of others; tamper with the competition; violate these rules or other applicable law or regulation; infringe on the rights of third parties; or act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Decisions of Wildland Trekking are final and binding.