Who’s eligible?

All are welcome to participate in MCHT Photo Contest (#MCHTPhotoContest)! The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law or regulations. MCHT employees are not eligible to win prizes.

What kinds of photos are you looking for?

We’d love to see your photos from MCHT preserves and other wild corners of the coast. Photos of you and your friends and family out enjoying the land, wildlife photography, and beauty shots of the coast are some of the kinds of photographs we're looking for. Get creative! Surprise us! 

Did you know MCHT partners with communities and local land trusts to conserve land from Kittery to Lubec? We encourage participants to share their location and, if on conserved land, to recognize the land trust or other organization responsible for protecting that special place. Conserving the coast is a team effort!

How do I enter?

There are several ways to participate in the Contest. You can upload your photo(s) directly to the MCHT Photo Contest page. You can also hashtag your Instagram photo(s) #MCHTPhotoContest. Visit the contest gallery 24 hours after uploading or tagging your photo to be sure it was submitted.

What’s the deadline to submit?

The contest will run from July 1 through August 31.

How will you pick the winners?

MCHT’s Communications Team will select 1) The Maine Coast Prize: The best photo taken anywhere on the Maine coast and 2) The Preserve Prize: The best photo taken on an an MCHT Preserve. The Participant Prize will be randomly selected by representatives of Maine Coast Heritage Trust in a drawing from among eligible entries submitted during the Contest period. (Get more info about the unique prizes below.) Winners will be notified via email or social media channels in mid September. If we have not received a response from winner(s) within five days, judges will offer the  prize to the runner(s)-up, allowing another five days for a response.

What are the prizes?

What will you do with my photos?

This Contest is about sharing your love for the Maine coast and letting people know how important it is to conserve this place for people to enjoy—today, tomorrow, and forever. Thank you for supporting MCHT’s mission! Your photos may be used by MCHT to increase awareness of the organization and its public preserves, and to fundraise to protect and care for coastal land. Please read the following Terms and Conditions for more information.

Terms and Conditions

The submitted photographs are called “Content.” By tagging Content created at or associated with MCHT with #MCHTPhotoContest through social media or direct uploading, Content creators give MCHT the right and permission to publish, republish, or otherwise use Content with or without edits and grant to MCHT worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free rights and license to use the Content in media including but not limited to web sites, video material, print advertising, online advertising, and collateral and other printed material.

By submitting Content, all Content creators represent and warrant that they own or have all necessary rights, licenses, and permissions to publish and share the Content, and that the Content does not contain third party copyrighted materials or materials that are otherwise subject to third party ownership of rights in any way.

Submitted content may or may not be included in the campaign at the sole discretion of Maine Coast Heritage Trust and MCHT reserves the right not to publish any image for any reason.

Should any Content provider wish for submitted Content not to be shared or to be withdrawn from the Contest, they may send this request to communications@mcht.org and remove the #MCHTPhotoContest tag from their Content on social media.

Additional Rules

By participating in the contest, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of the Contest organizers, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Contest.