Photo Contest

Each month, submit your best themed Arizona photo and you could win one of these fantastic prizes: a Tamrac camera sling pack (backpack) valued at $100, an eight-inch high definition digital picture frame valued at $95, or a one year day-use pass to all Arizona State Parks valued at $75.

How it works

Each month features a special Arizona theme to the photo contest. To enter, simply upload your photo. All submissions are due by the last day of the previous month for the next month's theme. 

Example: April themed photos are due by March 31.

Then throughout the month, your peers will vote on their favorite photos. The top three photos will be selected and judged by our panel of Arizona specialists. If your photo is chosen as the best, you win.

Prizes

Winners will recieve one of these great prizes:

Eight-inch high definition digital picture frame ($95 value)

One year day-use pass to all Arizona State Parks ($75 value)

Tamrac camera sling pack ($100 value)

This Year's Photo Themes

January: Frosted Arizona

Winter transforms the state into a wonderland of white, capping Sedona’s red rocks, Flagstaff’s peaks and even desert saguaros in a bright layer of snow. Capture your favorite frosty view and submit it to our contest.

January: Frosted Arizona

February: Foodie Fun

Turn your foodie enthusiasm into photo fun. Snap and send us a picture of your top nosh, whether it’s a giant turkey leg from the Arizona Renaissance Festival or a beautifully crafted bite from a happening hotspot.

February: Foodie Fun

March: Urban Arizona

Day or night, Arizona’s city centers never run out of ways to keep you entertained. Fun runs, art shows, concerts, museums, restaurants—show us just how much you enjoyed an urban outing with this month’s photo contest.

March: Urban Arizona

April: National and State Parks

30 state parks. 22 national parks. Over 500 trails. Every corner of the state features a variety parks teeming with nature and incredible sites, including, of course, Grand Canyon National Park. Show us where you’ve been!

April: National and State Parks

May: Towns of Arizona

Little towns offer wealth of experiences and pieces of Arizona’s storied history. From Old West towns to quaint communities, we have a feeling you won’t have trouble finding something to submit in this month’s contest.

May: Towns of Arizona

June: Leisure and Relaxation

Give into a leisurely resort stay, indulgent spa day or locally brewed IPA. Kick up your feet and send us a snap of you at peak relaxation.

June: Leisure and Relaxation

July: Lakes and Rivers

Whether you’ve snapped paddle boarders in Lake Havasu City or came across wild horses as you floated down the Salt River, Arizona’s lakes and rivers make excellent backdrops for award-winning photos.

July: Lakes and Rivers

August: Heritage and Culture

People have inhabited Arizona for thousands of years, lending the state a rich cultural heritage. Our Tribal lands, mining towns museums and historic sites offer ample opportunity to capture a glimpse into Arizona’s past—share it here!

August: Heritage and Culture

September: Quirky Arizona

The “city” of Arcosanti. Sedona’s energy vortexes. Lake Havasu City’s London Bridge (really, it’s from London). Arizona is full of unique places and fun cultural holdovers, perfect inspiration for this month’s contest.

September: Quirky Arizona

October: Arizona Events

Throughout the year, cities around Arizona host events for just about every interest, including rodeos, art walks, fairs, festivals, concerts and sporting events. Submit a picture of your favorite event moment.

October: Arizona Events

November: Outdoor Adventure

It seems like anywhere you go in Arizona, there’s an adventure to be had—and fantastic opportunities to capture it all. This month’s contest is all about your outdoor exploits, so let’s see what you got!

November: Outdoor Adventure

December: Arts and Entertainment

From arabesques to arias, concerts to comedians, artistic expression inspires us all in different ways. Let’s see your photographic expression of art and entertainment in Arizona—submit your favorite photo for our contest.

December: Arts and Entertainment