2018 Photo Contest

Share your solace

These are complicated times, with news and headlines that can feel overwhelming. That's why we're dedicating this year's photo contest to the people, places and animals of the West that help you find solace. Share with our readers the images that have raised your spirits recently, and that might raise theirs. Photos can be from anywhere across the 11 contiguous Western states, plus Alaska and Hawaii.

Prizes
The contest will result in two overall winners: one audience-chosen and one HCN editor choice. Winning images will be published online (may also be printed in the magazine) and one winner will receive a MindShift rotation 180° Panorama 22L backpack, and the other winner will receive a MindShift UltraLight Dual 36L backpack. Thank you to MindShift Gear for sponsoring this contest!

Image submissions for this contest has ended. You can view and vote on submitted photos by clicking below:

Please note
 To submit up to three photos or to vote for your choices, you must be a registered user of our website.

  • Registered users, please login here, if you aren't already.
  • Non-registered users, please join here.

The fine print 

If you have any issues with or questions about the photo contest, please contact the contest administrator, Gretchen King, at [email protected].