Enter the Friends of the MST Photo Contest


It’s time to enter the annual Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail photo contest. Yikes, the deadline is Thursday October 31, around the corner. FMST is offering real cash prizes and gift cards for outdoor gear. But best is to show off your hikes on the MST.

In Western North Carolina, we’re blessed with over 300 miles of trail in the mountains. But remember that the trail starts in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and now has over 50 miles in the park. So all those shots you have of Deep Creek, Clingmans Dome, Enloe Creek would make wonderful entries.

Photos will be judged in three categories by a panel of three prominent judges:

  • The View from the Trail
  • People on the Trail
  • Youth Photographer (17 or under)

To enter the contest:

To see entries and winners in previous MST photo contests, please visit FMST’s photo contest Flickr site.

OK, the picture on top is not of the Smokies but it’s on the MST. Would that win anything?

For the past couple of years, I’ve won third prize in this contest in the People on the Trail category. I’ve come up with quirky shots of people. My pics are obviously not art; that’s reserved for first prize. But they’ve managed to get the prominent judges’ attention. Can I keep up my winning streak?

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