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The Downeast Lakes Land Trust Photo Contest

Corinne Claunch's winning entry for the 2022 contest year.

Sunrise/Sunset captured by Corinne Claunch

The deadline has arrived and submissions are no longer being accepted for the 2023 DLLT Photo Contest.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a picture!! We look forward to showcasing the winners over the summer. Please visit DLLT’s booth at the Folk Art Festival the last weekend of July (28th-30th) to vote for the People’s Choice Award!

The deadline for submission was April 15, 2023.

Photo Contest Rules

1. With its varied landscapes, abundant wildlife, local traditions, and colorful characters, there are many different subjects to be captured and immortalized on film.  Show us your best photographs of the area!  Rules and guidelines for the DLLT Photo Contest are listed below.  All photos must be submitted by emailing All photos submitted must be shot in the Downeast Lakes region.

2. All photo submissions must be completed electronically and in the digital format of JPEG, JPG, PNG, or GIF. All photos must also have a minimum resolution of 5 megapixels.

3. Please do NOT submit the following:

  • Photos that violate or infringe upon another person or other entities’ privacy or other rights, including but not limited to copyright.
  • Photos that contain explicit, unlawful, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content, as determined by the DLLT panel in its sole discretion.
  • Photos that contain commercial or corporate images and logos or copyrighted materials, with the exception of those of Downeast Lakes Land Trust.
  • Photos that are marked with time, date, or signature stamps.

4. By submitting photos, participants agree that DLLT shall have the unlimited right to reproduce submissions in any electronic and print media that it may produce in the future.

5. Categories are: Waterways, Forests, Wildlife (no pets or domestic animals), Traditions, Community, Sunrise/Sunset, and Youth (taken by persons under 18-years).

6. Limit 2 submissions per category. You may not submit one photo in multiple categories.

7. Each submission must have an accompanying Name, Address, Phone Number, and Email Address.

Winning Entries

Photos will be selected for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category. The 1st place winner of each category will receive a $25 gift certificate to The Pine Tree Store.  And, the overall, “Best In Show” winner, as voted on at this year’s Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival will win a free guide day in Grand Lake Stream, courtesy of DLLT!!! Winning entries will be featured in our biannual newsletter, Downeast Lakes Traditions.

Good luck!!!