Hunterdon Land Trust is conducting a photography contest celebrating the natural beauty of Hunterdon County for a chance to win an exclusive and private tour of Horseshoe Bend East in Kingwood, N.J., as part of its 25th anniversary celebration this year.
Participants are encouraged to visit an HLT preserve and get creative photographing plants, animals, landscapes and scenery.
Suggestions for preserves to visit include Crystal Springs Preserve in Lebanon Township; the Dvoor Farm in Flemington; Idell Preserve in Kingwood Township; Quakertown Preserve in Franklin Township and Zega-Lockatong Preserve in Delaware Township.
A list and description of HLT preserves can be found at hunterdonlandtrust.org. The preserves offer contestants the opportunity to photograph woodlands, meadows, waterways, interesting rock formations and more.
The contest will run through Aug. 20, and is open to everyone. Participants may submit up to five photographs. Entries will be judged by a panel chosen by HLT, and winners will be notified on Sept. 17.
One grand-prize winner will enjoy an exclusive and private guided tour for up to 10 guests at the Horseshoe Bend East Preserve in Kingwood. The preserve offers a fascinating history and a beautiful trail to explore. The winner’s work will also be publicly credited and recognized on HLT’s social media and website. Two runner-up winners also will receive public recognition on HLT’s social media and website.
The contest is being held in conjunction with HLT’s 25th anniversary celebration this year. Though the anniversary falls in October, HLT is planning a number of virtual and in-person events throughout the year to highlight its work, and Hunterdon County’s natural beauty and historic legacy.
Complete contest rules and an entry form are available on HLT’s website at hunterdonlandtrust.org.