Announcing Wareham Land Trust 2020 Photo Contest

Announcing Wareham Land Trust 2020 Photo Contest

Posted April 19, 2020

Updated April 20, 2020

Photo by Jessica Lagneau – 2015 Photo Contest Winner


Wareham Land Trust 2020 Photo Contest
Deadline: Saturday, May 2, 2020

*The Wareham Land Trust recognizes that during this time of concern about the spread of COVID-19, it is critical to limit your contact with others and practice good hygiene. In order to practice social distancing and adhere to the stay-at-home advisory, please follow the guidelines we have set for the safety and health of the community. Use this time to explore your local environment and avoid traveling to reduce the spread of COVID-19.*

In 2000, The Wareham Land Trust was formed to protect the critical natural environment that was disappearing in Wareham; in 2001, the WLT was founded as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With the dedication from volunteers that keep the organization running smoothly and the incredible support of our members in the Wareham community and beyond, the WLT has been able to protect over 650 acres of open space through land acquisition and conservation restrictions.

To commemorate 20 years of the Wareham Land Trust’s involvement in land conservation, we are reaching out to the WLT community to highlight the importance and beauty of land conservation through photography. Grab your camera and share your appreciation for the natural environment in Wareham!

Need help finding nature in Wareham? Check out our properties page for suggestions.

There is no fee to enter. First place winners will receive a WLT prize pack, and their winning photograph will be featured in the WLT 2020 annual newsletter.


  • Contest opens for submissions: Sunday, April 19, 2020
  • Deadline for submissions: Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 5PM
  • Voting on Facebook: Sunday, May 3rd through Saturday, May 9th at 5PM
    All submissions will be included in an album on Facebook where people will vote for their favorite photos in each category by hitting the ‘Like’ button. The photos with the most ‘Likes’ at the end of the day Saturday, May 9th will be selected as the winners. Be sure to share the album and encourage your friends to like and share!
  • Winners announced: Friday, May 15, 2020

Categories – One (1) winner in each category will be chosen for youth (under 18) and adult entries.

  • The Solitude and Serenity of Nature – flora, fauna, landscapes, or seascapes (no people)
  • People Enjoying the Land (at least one person in a natural setting).

Email your photos, as JPEGs, approximately 500KB or larger (to ensure high quality photos when printed), to with the subject line: WLT 2020 PHOTO CONTEST. Submit one (1) photo per submission; one (1) submission per person per category.

In order for your submission to be accepted, you must include:

  • Photographer’s name (and age if under 18)
  • Location of photo (example: street, natural area, neighborhood, etc.). All photo entries must have been taken somewhere within Wareham.
  • Date photo was taken
  • Optional: One sentence description or title of photo

Altering Photos: With the exception of adjusting the exposure (making the image brighter) and cropping the size of the image, edited photos will NOT be accepted.

Fine Print: Each entrant assigns to the WLT the non-exclusive, irrevocable, and unrestricted right to use and publish the photographs for editorial, trade, advertising, and any other purpose in any manner and medium, and to alter and composite the same without restriction and without inspection or approval. Previously published materials for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as the photographer retains the right to grant the WLT a license. Members of the WLT Board of Directors are excluded from participating in this contest. Your entry confirms your agreement to these contest rules.

Thumbnail photo: 2015 First Prize Winner by Dean Martin

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