Annual Photography Contest

It’s all in how you see it—bring your unique perspective on nature to our photography contest. Each image is an act of preservation.

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SALT Photo Contest

Every year, South Alabama Land Trust invites amateur photographers to submit photos that showcase the natural beauty throughout coastal Alabama . . . the way the sunlight touches a leaf, or a baby sea turtle takes its first steps on snow-white sand.  The images the photographers capture help underscore why it is critically important that we protect our natural resources.

This year’s contest is open September 1 and closes at midnight on November 1.

Photos in our annual contest are seen throughout the year, with photo credit, in SALT publications, on our website, and social media @southalabamalandtrust.

NEW this year, winners from the Adult Division that are 21 or older for this year and last will be invited to produce prints of their winning photo to sell at two events at local breweries, Fairhope and Braided River, on November 28th and 30th. Full details in guidelines below!


Photo Contest guidelines

Please read the guidelines, waiver, and how to submit photos for the 2023 Photo Contest which is open September 1 - midnight November 1.

Best in Show - Allen Oaks, "Turned Tern"

Junior Winners

Adult Winners

Honorable Mention

Junior Fauna 

1st place – Sophia Haines  

2nd place – Mason Currier 

3rd place – Mason Currier 

Junior Flora 

1st place – Elizabeth Ernest  

2nd place – Sophia Haines

3rd place – Garrek Snell 

Junior Habitat

1st place – Thomas Hearin  

2nd place – Grace Ding  

3rd place – Mason Currier 

Junior People in Nature

1st place – Elizabeth Ernest 

2nd place – Elin Backman 

3rd place – N/A

Adult Fauna

1st place – Gwen Ainsworth  

2nd place – Susan Allison

3rd place – Allen Oaks 

Adult Flora

1st place – Karen Chiasson  

2nd place – Benjamin Rollings  

3rd place – Karen Chiasson

Adult Habitat

1st place – Arthur Davis 

2nd place – Michael Metzger  

3rd place – Gretchen Valentine

Adult People in Nature

1st place – Brent Eanes 

2nd place – Gwen Ainsworth  

3rd place – Arthur Davis