SEPTEMBER 18, 2013

Desert Foothills Land Trust announces 2013 Mountains of the Land Trust Photo Contest

Capture the beauty of Black Mountain and Daisy Mountain!
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NORTH VALLEY – Desert Foothills Land Trust is pleased to announce the 2013 Mountains of the Land Trust Photo Contest! The photo contest is intended to encourage a deeper appreciation for the unique characteristics of Black Mountain and Daisy Mountain – the landmarks at the heart of our Desert Foothills communities. Photos can be taken any time, but should feature Black Mountain or Daisy Mountain in some way.

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Complete contest rules and entry forms are available at the Desert Foothills Land Trust office at 7518 E. Elbow Bend in Carefree, as well as the Town of Carefree, Town of Cave Creek and Anthem administrative offices. Rules and entry forms are also available on the Land Trust’s website at Photo contest entries will be accepted through 4 p.m. on October 18, 2013.

Professional photographers Alan Lowy, Kazu Okutomi, Richard Rubenstein, Jerry Sieve and Mike Spinelli will review all entries and choose 13 winning photos, including one in the “under 18 years old” category. These selections will be announced to the media, and these photos will then go on public display for viewing and voting for the “People’s Choice Award.” The photos will be shown at Anthem Autumnfest on October 26 and 27, the North Valley Regional Library from October 29-November 1, and the Cave Creek Museum from November 4-10. The photos will then move to the Desert Foothills Library on November 11. Voting for the People’s Choice Award will end on November 15, but the display will remain at the Library through early December. Voting will also be available on the Land Trust’s Facebook page. Community members are invited to visit, vote and enjoy these wonderful photos!

The photographers’ top picks and the People's Choice Award winner will be announced at an awards reception for entrants to be held at the Desert Foothills Library on December 4. All photos will be used in the 2014 Mountains of the Land Trust Photo Contest calendar, which will be unveiled at that reception. Calendars will be available for sale after that reception – just in time for holiday gift-giving!

The coveted cover of the calendar will be the People’s Choice Award-winning photograph.

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In 2009, Desert Foothills Land Trust merged with Black Mountain Conservancy and continued the Conservancy’s Black Mountain Photo Contest. In early 2013, Desert Foothills Land Trust merged with North Country Conservancy, who had also long hosted a photo contest celebrating Daisy Mountain. They now host a contest that celebrates both of these iconic mountains in our communities!

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