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Leaves ON THE GROUND Photography

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**This contest is sponsored by the Go Take a Hike Photography Group; any images submitted should represent things that one may find out on the trail, in a natural setting – unless contest rules specifically allow exceptions.**




Contest Logo: Frosty Autumn – A light frost blankets scrub oak leaves on the forest floor at Castlewood Canyon State Park in Colorado, USA.




Show us a scene where the subject is a single leaf or a bunch of leaves on the ground, following these rules:



1. Photography Only. No digital alterations, digital painting, mixed media, selective color, false backgrounds, added graphics or text allowed. No drone, aerial photography, or trail cameras allowed.


2. The subject MUST be the leaf or leaves, and they MUST BE ON THE GROUND – not on a log, in a tree, or in water. Broad fall/autumn landscapes with leaves on the ground everywhere are NOT acceptable for this contest – the shot must be focused primarily on the leaf or leaves. Macros are acceptable, but close-ups are not required - just no broad landscapes. See contest logo for an example.


3. Your images must be natural scenes captured in natural environments – pets/domestic/captive animals, people, and man-made objects (to include roads, parking lots, paved pathways and boardwalks) are NOT allowed. Mown grass yards and fields are not a natural environment, and are not allowed. Any images taken in gardens, yards, farms, marinas, neighborhoods or built-up areas are NOT allowed.


4. As always, there is ABSOLUTELY NO VOTER SOLICITATION ALLOWED in any Go Take a Hike Photo Group contest. Please allow your images to speak for themselves! Also, no position-bumping. If you submit images, then leave them where they are. Pulling and resubmitting to get your images to the front will result in your images being removed.



I reserve the right to remove any photos which do not meet the contest parameters. I look forward to seeing everybody’s work!

Submission Rules

Each participant may submit 2 images.

Voting Rules

1)   You must be a member of FineArtAmerica.com in order to cast votes in this contest.   Your account must have been active at least 30 days prior to the start of the contest in order to vote.

2)   You may only vote once per image.

3)   You may vote for as many images as you like... but only once for any given image.

Contest Timeline

Status: This contest is over.

Submissions Begin

Sunday, November 21st, 2021 - 10:08 AM

Submissions End / Voting Begins

Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 - 10:08 AM

Voting Ends / Prizes Awarded

Friday, November 26th, 2021 - 10:08 AM

Current Time (Eastern United States)

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 - 2:56 PM

Contest Prizes

This contest will be awarding the following prizes:

1st Place:

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2nd Place:

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3rd Place:

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Contest Organizer

Larry Kniskern

Centennial, CO

United States

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