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2020 State Game Lands Photo Contest

State Game Lands Photo ContestTo celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s State Game Lands System, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is sponsoring its 2020 State Game Lands Photo Contest. Outdoor enthusiasts who explore game lands across the Commonwealth throughout the anniversary year can submit seasonally-themed photos for this new contest for a chance to win one of four prize packages.

Pennsylvania has more than 300 diverse state game lands encompassing more than 1.5 million acres of the state. These lands are owned by the Game Commission, and if you purchased a Pennsylvania hunting license, you have helped to support wildlife conservation efforts within our state.

Here’s How the Contest Will Work:

Contest participants will email their photos to  with the subject line, “State Game Lands Photo Contest.” Submissions must include the game lands number and the county in which the photo was taken, as well as the first and last name of anyone in the photo. Four times throughout the year, (on the last day of March, June, September and December), the entries will be narrowed to a field of ten finalists for that season, (winter, spring, summer and fall).

These photos will be added to the Game Commission’s Facebook page for a vote. Whichever photo receives the most likes will be the winner for that season and the person who submitted the photo will receive a prize package, including a Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife print and a $50 gift card. The photos can feature wildlife, nature, scenic landscapes, hunting, historical landmarks, people and other legal forms of recreation. Feel free to include a short note about the context or your experience on the game lands, in addition to the photo.

Thank You for Your Participation:

Once submitted, a photo becomes the property of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Game Commission reserves the rights to use photo without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph. During hunting seasons, the Game Commission recommends all those utilizing state game lands wear fluorescent orange, (Nov. 15-Dec. 15, 2020).

The Game Commission may use the photograph in publications or other media materials produced, used or contracted by the Game Commission, including but not limited to brochures, magazines, emails, and on the Game Commission website or social media platforms. Game Commission employees and immediate family members are not eligible to participate.

Click here to learn more about State Game Lands in Pennsylvania.

Click here to read the official contest rules.