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2018 Great Nevada Picture Hunt is here!

For 41 years, we’ve showcased the most beautiful images from around the Silver State, captured by local photographers. This year, we are showcasing Nevada’s six territories and opening up the contest to young photographers with two youth categories.

Photographers are invited to show us their best representation of Nevada’s territories (please see map below). We will have three winners for each territory: youth age 10 and under; youth age 11-20; and 21 and up. Please submit to the appropriate age group that applies to you on September 1, 2018, as we will want winners to receive age-appropriate prizes. 

Winning GNPH entries will be published in the September/October 2018 issue and on

For a larger version of this map, please see page 7 of any recent issue of Nevada Magazine.


The contest runs from May 21 to July 20.

Photographers under 18 must have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter the contest. A form may be found here (2018 Great Nevada Picture Hunt Parental Permission Form). Please return it via email (, fax (775-687-6159, attn: Kippy Spilker), or snail mail (Kippy Spilker, c/o Nevada Magazine, 401 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701).

Limit of ten (10) photos per photographer.

Photos will not be considered unless you include your full name, age group, and location of the photo (all images must include indication of which territory they were taken in.) Indian Territory covers the entire state, but images should be of Native American subjects in order to be considered for this category.

Photos must have been taken in Nevada in 2015 or subsequent years.

We prefer digital submissions. E-mail images to: Art Director Kippy Spilker at with GNPH in the subject line. If you do not include this subject line, your photo(s) will not be entered into the contest. If necessary, mail CDs to: Attn: Kippy Spilker/GNPH, Nevada Magazine, 401 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701. Mail must be postmarked by deadline. 

Images should be between 900 -1200 pixels on the longest side. We will request high-res versions if necessary. We do accept cell phone photos and digitally altered images.

Kippy’s requests for easier processing of submissions: If you are not sending in all images (up to 10) at one time, please number your submissions (example: 1 of 10, 2 of 5, 1-3 of 7, etc).  Also, please do not watermark your images – we prefer to keep judging 100% impartial. I will confirm receipt of your submission via email. If you do not receive a response within one week of submitting, please email me at to inquire.

Photographers retain all copyright to their images. By submitting photography to this contest, you hereby agree that your images may be featured on or outlets operated by its affiliates with appropriate photo credit. In addition, by submitting your photograph, you grant Nevada Magazine the right to publish, distribute, archive, and otherwise use the photograph in whole or in part in print, electronic, or any other medium and for promotional purposes related to Nevada Magazine and Nevada Magazine’s products, services, and issue overruns. Nevada Magazine is a division of the Nevada Division of Tourism & Cultural Affairs, which sometimes uses the magazine’s content.

We will keep all CDs unless you tell us otherwise. You grant Nevada Magazine and Nevada Division of Tourism & Cultural Affairs permission to consider your images for future use.

HUGE thanks to our growing list of sponsors! Here are just some of the prizes for this year’s contest:

Entry for two to the 2019 Eagles & Agriculture event in the Carson Valley, sponsored by the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce. Includes tours, Falconer’s Dinner and photography workshop, plus complimentary accommodations for two nights at the Carson Valley Inn.

Entry to the 2019 Nevada Northern Railway Winter Steam Photo Shoot Spectacular. Includes complimentary accommodations for three nights at the Ramada Copper Queen in Ely.

Three sets of two Virginia City train tickets.

Home Means Nevada™ clothing and swag for all winners in all territories.

One two-night stay and $50 food and beverage credit at Eldorado Resort Casino, Reno.

Three two-person rail bike tours at Rail Explorers Las Vegas.

Three sets of two complimentary tickets to see the Terry Fator show at the Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.

Three sets of two one-hour mega ride wristbands at Las Vegas Mini Grand Prix.

Two tickets each to: Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. show (ages 10 & younger),  Legends in Concert (ages 11-20), Magic Mike Live (21 and older) in Las Vegas.

Three Diamond Peak Ski Resort lift ticket vouchers for off-peak periods in ‘18-’19 ski season.

Three sets of four sightseeing cruise passes on the M.S. Dixie II on Lake Tahoe.

Gift certificates for the Pink House in Genoa.

Three family passes (for up to six people each) to the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

Four adult admission passes for Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park tours.

JT Basque hat and t-shirt.

One family pass for the Aviation Roundup at the Minden-Tahoe airport.

Two foot golf passes for the Carson Valley Golf Course.

One tote bag with two coffee or hot chocolate mugs and one T-Shirt from Visit Carson Valley.

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