The Hill Country Alliance 2019 Photo Contest is under way!
The Texas Hill Country is a unique region of pristine springs, sprawling landscapes, diverse wildlife, star-filled skies, multi-generational land stewards, historic towns, and hidden oases. With a rapidly growing population and increasing development coming into the region, many of these special qualities are at risk of being lost forever. For the 13th annual photography contest, HCA asks photographers to take out their cameras and focus on The Hill Country: Capturing the Color and Character of the Heart of Texas.
We are looking for photography that captures the vibrant beauty of our native landscapes, wildlife, and water resources of the Texas Hill Country. Beyond those natural and cultural features, we’re also interested in the people of this special part of Texas. Every county, city, and town has its own splash of colorful spirit and as a result, we each have our own favorite piece of this region. Through the photo contest, we’re asking photographers to share images of the Hill Country they would want to capture and protect forever.
The Photo Contest is open from March 15 through May 31, 2019. Photographers of all ages and skill levels, from amateurs to professionals, are invited to participate. Winners will receive cash prizes and their photos will appear in HCA’s 2020 Calendar.
HCA’s annual Texas Hill Country Calendar features stunning photography from each year’s photo contest. The purpose of the calendar is to highlight the beauty of the region while providing an informative resource on Hill Country conservation. HCA hopes their calendar will inspire people to learn more and become involved in the issues important to keeping the natural resources of this unique region intact.
Entering is easy! Photos can be submitted online in just a few minutes here.
Here are some important things to keep in mind:

  • Only color photographs will be eligible
  • Only photos with horizontal/landscape layout will be eligible
  • Do not add text (including names and dates), borders or frames
  • Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will be disqualified
  • Only four submissions allowed per person

Click here to read the rest of the rules in our official Terms and Conditions.
13 winners will appear in HCA’s 2020 Texas Hill Country Calendar.  Other photos will be featured throughout the calendar in cameo appearances.  In addition to a full page photo feature, winners will receive a cash prize, ranging from $50 – 300.
Additionally, this year’s photo contest provides an opportunity for the public to view the photos that have been entered into the photo contest and vote for their favorite. The photo receiving the highest number of votes will be named the People’s Choice Honoree. The People’s Choice recipient will receive a $100 prize and a feature in HCA’s 2020 Texas Hill Country Calendar.