2016 Grand Prize Winner, Rob Greebon

Capturing Conservation: The Land, Water, and Spirit of the Texas Hill Country – 
The Texas Hill Country is a unique region of pristine springs, sprawling landscapes, diverse wildlife, star-filled skies, 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 their 11th annual photography contest, the Hill Country Alliance (HCA) asks photographers to take out their cameras and capture what they would like to conserve.
“We are looking for photography that captures the Land, Water and Spirit of the Texas Hill Country. 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,” says HCA Executive Director, Katherine Romans. This might include a favorite swimming hole, scenic vista, bend in the river, historic dance hall, starry sky, stretch of roadway, working ranch, rugged landscape, or delicate flowers and roaming wildlife native and unique to this region.
The Photo Contest is open from March 1 through May 31, 2017. 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 2018 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 the photo contest is easy. Photos can be submitted online in just a few minutes by visiting: www.hillcountryalliance.org/photocontest2017.
The Hill Country Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to raise public awareness and build community support around the need to preserve the natural resources and heritage of the Central Texas Hill Country.