2021 Photo Contest


Scenic Houston invites photographers, of every level, to participate in its 2021 My Scenic Houston Photo Contest.  We are asking for high-resolution, digital images of outdoor places in the Greater Houston area that represent the beauty and character of our eclectic Houston community.  Images should represent views of Houston that are clearly identifiable.  Each participant may submit up to 8 entries for consideration.


The My Scenic Houston Photo Contest kicks off on Monday, May 11 , 2021 and ends Friday, July 30th at midnight.


A panel of judges will select 8 winning photos as well as an Overall Best in Show.  The 8 winning photos will be showcased as follows:

  • Featured on note cards that will be sold on Scenic Houston’s website
  • Featured on Scenic Houston’s online gallery
  • Featured on Scenic Houston’s social media platforms
  • Additionally, the wining photographer will be awarded one set of note cards, which features all 8 winning photographs

The Overall Best in Show will receive the above plus the following:

  • Photo featured at Scenic Houston’s Annual Dinner scheduled for November 2, 2021
  • Two complimentary seats to Scenic Houston’s Annual Dinner (Valued at $1000)


Images will be judged on scenic beauty, originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.  Scenic Houston shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.  All decisions by the judges are final.  The Photo Contest is not open to Board Members or staff at Scenic Houston.


Each photographer retains all rights to any photos submitted — including ownership, if applicable.  By entering the 2021 My Scenic Houston Photo Contest, photographers grant Scenic Houston the following (i) non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, and publicly display the photos submitted to Scenic Houston and (ii) the right to use the photographer’s name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.


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    Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, Max. file size: 20 MB, Max. files: 8.
      Please upload your photo as a JPG, PNG or PDF. The file can be no larger than 20M. In most cases, it is best for your photo to be in high quality JPG format. PDFs work well. PNGs are ok but will tend to be much larger files than necessary.