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Presenting the 16th Annual Photography Contest

Our sixteenth photography contest is now open for entries! Just like in previous years, we will be making calendars with the top winners in each category. By entering a photo in the contest, you are hereby agreeing that we can use that photo on our site and in the calendar, which will be for sale on

Who can enter? Any member is welcome to participate and submit only their own photos. You have until 8 PM Pacific Time on Monday, October 31, 2016 to enter your photos into this contest.

How do I enter? Enter a maximum of two photos per category below. Please review the Photography Contest Rules before submitting your photos.

How are the winners chosen? The winners are chosen by a community vote. Voting will be open from Tuesday, November 1, 2016 to Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 8 PM Pacific Time. Any DG member can vote. First, you will need to register for (if you are not already a member!) and log in. Then, come back here when our voting is open and vote for your favorite photos in each category below.

What will the winners receive? Each first-place category winner will receive a free one-year subscription to and a 2016 Calendar featuring the winning photos from each category in this contest. In the event a participant has more than one winning photo, they will receive an additional DG gift subscription to give to a friend.

Can I get my own calendar even if I did not win? Absolutely! The calendar will be available for sale following the end of the contest. (Details and a link will be provided at that time.) These beautiful calendars make great holiday gifts, too. Photography Contest Rules:

A maximum of two (2) photographs per category per person may be submitted for consideration. 19 winners will be judged and selected by from the entries received before the entry deadline of October 31, 2016.

Please do not submit photographs that you entered in previous contests on The photographs must be your own and you may not enhance the photos. By entering the Contest, you represent, acknowledge, and warrant that each submitted photograph is an original work created solely by you, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph.

Copyright for all submissions shall remain with the original copyright holders. However, by entering the Contest, you grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to publication in the 2017 Calendar or online highlighting entries or Contest winners. Additionally, by entering, you grant an unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Contest, and use your name at our sole discretion. is not required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

By entering this Contest, you agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless, its shareholders, partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives, and the Calendar printer, from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.

All entries submitted and conduct related to the Contest must be in accordance with Terms of Use.

Contest winners will be notified by DG Admins. A list of the winners will be found at this page. Non-winning entrants will not be individually notified of the results.

There are 763 entries.

The voting is finished!! Congratulations to each of the winners. Click below to view the winners of each contest.