We're Giving Away $1,000+ In Prizes

Show Us Your Pisgah

Share your favorite photos from the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest, and you're eligible to win $1,000 in cash and prizes from our I HEART PISGAH partners. Vote for photos in several categories. Your photos can help show the Forest Service how much we love our national forest and want to see it protected.

Step 1

Upload A Photo

Use the form below to upload a photo of your Pisgah. Include the specific location in your photo's name. You can upload as many photos as you'd like (hint: upload one for each of the runner up categories for a chance to win!)

Step 2

Share Your Work

Share your photo with family, friends, social media, and anyone who will vote for your photo.

Step 3

Vote! Vote! Vote!

Users can vote once a day for the duration of the contest. Each photo has a unique share url to vote with. Share your photo and get your friends out to vote!

Upload a photo to the contest

Max File Size: 2mb | JPEG Files Only | Optimum Size: 960 x 960

Contest Ends May 15, 2020

Grand Prize

$500 Cash + Outdoor Gear

One grand prize winner will receive $500 cash and gear from our I HEART PISGAH partners. The photo with the most votes wins!

Runner Up Prizes

Outdoor Gear

Voters will determine our finalists for each category, and the team at I Heart Pisgah and Forest Keeper will vote to pick awards. Prizes include gear, adventures, passes, and other prizes from Motion Makers Bike Shop, Climbmax Climbing, Second Gear, Watershed Drybags, The Firefly Gathering, Mountain Light Sanctuary, Alarka Expeditions, Tim Brown Architecture, Lightning Bolt Ink, Recover Brands, and many more!

 

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your photos will help protect pisgah!

Award Categories

Additional prizes will be awarded to winners in the following categories. 

For Hikers

The Trail Blazer Award

For those who put boots on the ground and explore the trails, vistas, and waterfalls that grace our forests.

For Bikers

The Singletrack Award

For those willing to grind through the climbs and send it down the rough and rugged terrain that makes Pisgah so special.

For The Dog Lovers

The Coolest Canine Award

For our four-legged companions on the trail who love the forest as much as we do. 

For Kids

The Young Adventurer Award

For the next generation of forest lovers who are just as eager as their parents to go outside and play.

For Fly Fishers

The Dead Drift Award

For the folks wading miles of streams—whether sunny or snowing—and can't live without the trout that call them home.

For Everyone

The Stunning Scenery Award

For anyone who has captured a magical moment of breathtaking beauty in the mountains.

Runner Up Categories

Something For Everyone

The I Heart Pisgah team wants to acknowledge the folks who experience our public lands in different ways, from hiking and mountain biking to fly fishing and photography, we want to give prizes away to our favorite photos from each pastime. 

For Hikers

The Trail Blazer Prize

For those who put boots on the ground and showcase the miles of trails, views, and waterfalls that grace our forests.

For Bikers

The Singletrack Prize

For those willing to rough out the climbs and send it down the rough and rugged terrain that makes Pisgah so special.

For The Pups

The Paw Prints Prize

For our companions on the trail who stand by our side, whether biking or hiking and love to explore as much as we do.

For Kids

The Tiny Adventurer Prize

For the next generation of forest-goers who are just as eager as their parents to get out in the woods and play.

For Fly Fishers

The Dead Drift Prize

For the folks wading miles of streams—whether sunny or snowing—and can't live without the trout that call them home.

For Photographers

The Shutter bug Prize

For those who live behind the lens, capturing and showcasing everything that makes our forests special.

thank you for sharing your love for the forest!

Contest Rules

First place prize is awarded to the photo with the most votes. Additional awards will be selected based on number of votes and decisions of our panel of professional photographers.

Photos must have been taken in the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest. You can upload any photo from the forest, new or old. We want to see YOUR PISGAH!

By submitting your photo, you grant permission for I HEART PISGAH to use and share your photo to help protect Pisgah National Forest.

Of course, all photos must be in good taste. If you need to report a photo, click on the flag icon and a moderator will review/remove the photo if it does not meet our guidelines.

No significant photo editing is permitted.

Contest Ends May 15, 2020.

If you are experiencing trouble with the upload form, please send an email to iheartpisgah@gmail.com.

Voting

Users can vote once per photo every 24 hours. We track votes via IP Address and Cookies, so they must be enabled to vote. If you try and cheat, we'll know, and your photo will be reviewed by our team (possibly removed from the contest).

Each photo has a share link that is unique to your upload. Copy/Paste that and share it!

For fairness, vote counts are hidden until the end of the contest.

Photo Uploads

Photos are limited to 2mb size and the ideal size/aspect ratio is 960px by 960px at a 1:1 ratio.

Users can upload as many entries as they like, but only one of your photos can win.

Eligibility

Anyone is eligible to win.

Claiming Prizes

Winners will be notified via email after May 15. Prizes will be sent to winners. Prizes can not be exchanged.

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