Contest Rules

  1. Photos must be taken within Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) from an authorized trail and have MTRP as their subject. Any photo that has been or appears to have been taken off trail, shows dogs off leash, or is considered inappropriate will be disqualified. To view park rules, visit
  2. The contest is open to amateur/non-professional photographers only. Professionals are those who make a living as a paid photographer. Photos previously entered into this contest cannot be resubmitted.
  3. One entry may be submitted per person and there is no entry fee.
  4. Photos may be taken with either film, digital cameras, or cell phones. Techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove ele­ments within the photo are not permitted, except by cropping.
  5. Entrants may upload their image through the online portal at
  6. The Photo Contest finalists’ photos will be on view at the MTRP Visitor Center from May 6 – June 16, 2023. Winners will be announced, and prizes awarded at the opening reception at the MTRP Visitor Center on Thursday, May 11 from 6-8 PM. The People’s Choice Award will be given at the end of the photo contest exhibition after the votes have been tallied.
  7. By submitting photos to this contest, you are granting MTRP Foundation and its authorized representatives a license to use your photos (including your name and identifying information as relevant) in connection with the contest and its purposes, includ­ing without limitation, a right to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, and reformat the photo, and to utilize it at our facilities, on our website, in social media, and promotional materials. You further represent that you have secured the permission to submit and publish the photos of any recognizable persons depicted in the photos.