Spring 2013


Amateur Photography Contest


Presented by From The High Country


To celebrate the release of my new book, San Juan Inspirations, I decided to run a small photo contest for fans of From The High Country. I wanted to see your favorite photos, and there was a small prize for the winners.

There were two main categories; the People's Choice (based on Facebook votes), and the Judge's Favorite (chosen by me).

I made my decision based on composition and subject choice to ensure everyone had an equal opportunity (camera quality did not affect your chances).


Contest Rules

This contest was intended for amateur photographers. Professionals (anyone who has sold their work) were ineligible.

Entries should show your favorite nature scenes (landscapes, waterscapes and wildlife). Please do not submit pictures of people or zoo animals.

All entries must be your own (meaning you took the photos).

A maximum of two photos are permitted per entrant.

Submitted images should be JPEG format, and preferably 1000 pixels long. Images can be resized using a number of free tools.

Any attempt at vote rigging will result in disqualification from the contest.

By entering the contest, you give permission for your photo to be added to a Facebook album on the From The High Country page (for voting) and to be used to advertise the contest.

From The High Country reserves the right to cancel, modify or suspend the contest.

All entries must be received by 23:59 on May 19th, 2013.


How To Enter

Entering the contest is easy! Simply send your entry via email, along with your Facebook name and the state or country in which each photo was taken. Please note that this email address is specifically for the contest.



Judge's Favorite: $10 gift certificate for FromTheHighCountry.com

                              $15 discount on one copy of San Juan Inspirations


People's Choice:  $10 gift certificate for FromTheHighCountry.com

                             $10 discount on one copy of San Juan Inspirations


Special Mention: $5 discount on a 2014 From The High Country calendar



Voting was allowed to continue for one week after the entry deadline. On Monday, May 27th, all prize winners were chosen. The winners were notified via Facebook and email.

Judge's Favorite Winner: Lisa Levy

People's Choice Winner: Becky Welsh

Special Mention: Mary Faron

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who entered the contest!