By Ron Newberry
Special to the Whidbey News-Times
There is natural beauty around nearly every corner on Whidbey and Camano islands. Breathtaking mountain and water views. Beautiful farm fields and dense forests. And abundant wildlife on the ground and in the air.
In short, the islands are a photographer’s paradise.
For the past five years, the Whidbey Camano Land Trust has showcased this natural beauty while also promoting local conservation with its annual calendar photo contest.
It’s time again for photographers to submit their best outdoor photographs for this year’s contest.
Winning photos will be featured in the 2020 Whidbey Camano Land Trust Calendar.
Everyone is invited to participate in the contest.
Final day to submit photos is Sunday, July 7. Each participant may submit up to five photos.
All photos must be taken outdoors on Whidbey or Camano island. Images that showcase island landscapes, wildlife or people out in nature are most desired. The land trust encourages photos taken on properties that are protected by the land trust and allow public access.
At least 12 feature photos will be selected for the 2020 calendar, one for each month. Twelve smaller photos also will appear in the calendar.
Photographers whose images are selected will receive special recognition and complimentary calendars.
Last year, 900 calendars were printed and sold at locations throughout Island County. The 2019 calendar cover photo was a landscape of Sunlight Beach on South Whidbey taken by Julie Boyd. More than 300 photos were entered in the contest last year.
Visit the land trust’s website at www.wclt.org to learn more about how the contest works and to view photo requirements.
• Deadline to submit photos is July 7.
• Each photographer may submit up to five photos.
• All photographs must be taken outdoors on Whidbey or Camano Islands; however, they don’t have to be taken at a property protected by the Land Trust.
• Taken on Whidbey or Camano island.
• Horizontal photo format only.
• At least 300 dpi.
• At least 12 inches wide by 9.5 inches high.
• JPG or RAW file format.
• Only basic manipulation (if any) by the
photographer accepted. The Land Trust will
make selected photos print ready.
• With the prior consent of the photographer,
the Land Trust may edit or crop photos.
How to submit photos
• Read the complete contest details online at
• Email up to five photos to:
• Include your first and last name, email address, phone
number, subject matter and location of your photos,
the names of anyone featured in your photos, and if
known, the date(s) the photos were taken.
• Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org