Utah Wilderness 50
Fifty compelling photographs will be selected for the exhibition. All entries must represent Utah public lands and reflect the spirit of the Wilderness Act of 1964.
The entry period is now closed. Thank you for the entries. More details on the judging deadlines will be posted on this site. It looks like winners will be chosen and notified by some time in July.
The Wilderness Act of 1964 established an American definition of wilderness:
A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.
With President Lyndon Johnson’s signature in 1964, the Wilderness Act preserved more than nine million acres of wild lands as open space for generations to come, with nearly 100 million more added in the subsequent five decades.
The Utah Wilderness 50 Photo Contest will culminate with an exhibit of fifty juried photographs at the Museum, on display from September 2014 through January 2015. The judges include internationally recognized photographer/writers James Kay, Tom Till, Rosalie Winard, and Stephen Trimble.
The contest is part of a larger national commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
See contest frequently asked questions.