The Great Nevada Picture Hunt is underway! Please read the rules before you submit, and good luck!

Contest began May 20, 2019 and the deadline to enter is Friday, July 19, 2019, 5 p.m. Pacific time.


Each photo submitted must be labeled with one category. Submissions without a category will not be considered. Some photos might fit well into multiple categories, but you must choose just one that you believe to be the best or most appropriate.

1. Portrait/People
2. Landscape
3. Cities and Towns
4. Mobile Phone
5. Event
6. Wildlife
7. Long Exposure
8. Photographers under 18 (any subject)
Submitters younger than 18 will need to also include signed permission from a parent or guardian. Download the permission slip pdf  here.


• Limit of ten (10) photos per photographer and no more than two (2) photos per category.

• Photos will not be considered unless you include your full name along with the location for each submission.

• Minimal digital photo manipulation/alteration is accepted. *Please see below for an expanded description.

• Photos must have been taken in Nevada, in 2015 or later.

• Please do not watermark or indicate your name in any way on your images.

• Drone photos must have been taken while observing all state and FAA rules and regulations. If your drone photo is chosen as a winner, we will request proof of your (or your Remote Pilot-In-Command’s) part 107 certification.

• Images should be no larger than 1200 pixels on the longest side. We will request high-res versions if necessary.

• 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 and slides unless you tell us otherwise. You grant Nevada Magazine and Nevada Division of Tourism & Cultural Affairs permission to consider your images for future use.

• We prefer digital submissions. E-mail images to: Art Director Kippy Spilker at [email protected] 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 or slides to: Attn: Kippy Spilker/GNPH, Nevada Magazine, 401 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701. Mail must be postmarked by deadline. 

Huge thanks to this year’s wonderful sponsors!

* As Nevada Magazine is dedicated to promoting tourism in our state, it is our intention to represent the state as it actually looks. We prefer that digital editing be used to create the image you saw while you were taking the photo, and be limited to minimal amounts of: Burning, dodging, exposure and color adjustments, cropping, stitching (in the case of panoramas), and HDR processing. You may edit out sensor dust spots, but cloning should not be used to add, remove, replace or otherwise falsely represent any scene. Composite images are allowed, but must be comprised of photos taken at the same time (ie – don’t combine a photo taken at noon with a photo taken at sunset) for the purpose of exposure stacking. Please contact Art Director Kippy Spilker at [email protected] with any questions regarding your submissions.