Friends of the MST Photo Contest

From Clingmans Dome
From Clingmans Dome

If you’re in Western North Carolina, you know that we live, hike and maintain one of the most beautiful sections of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Now let’s show it off to the whole MST world.

Friends of the MST (FMST) invites us to submit photos taken along North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail — from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Jockey’s Ridge State Park in the Outer Banks, and all the unique and great people and places in between.

Nearly all of the photographs on FMST’s web page and in their trail guides are submitted by people like you and me!

Look at previous contest entries and winners on FMST’s Flickr page and get inspired.

My feet on the MST
My feet on the MST

Winning photographers will receive cash prizes and gift cards for outdoor gear, and the chance for your photos to be published online and in print. First prize is $150 cash, second a $75 gift card from Great Outdoor Provision Co., and third is a $50 gift card from GOPC.

OK… Maybe the picture of my feet on the MST wouldn’t stand a chance… but who knows?

A panel of prominent experts will judge photos in two categories:

– View from the Trail
– People on the Trail.

Remember those photos of hard-working and muddy trail builders. They’ll impress the judges.

Deadline for submitting photos is Monday, October 31, 2016 at 11:59 pm but don’t wait until the last minute. They are accepting entries now.

Click here for all the details and to submit your photos!

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