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Water in the West Photography Contest
Crooked Creek by Maximilian Werner

"We will live or die by virtue of the stories we tell about ourselves, the Earth, and our true place within the web of life." -Maximilian Werner

The publisher of Crooked Creek and sponsor of this contest, Torrey House Press, seeks to add to the appreciation of the Colorado Plateau and the American West through the power of pen and story in the books they publish. Here in this contest, they hope to add the power of image. Water in the desert is always an amazing, rare and gratifying sight. They are eager to see how you portray the paradox.


Two winners will each receive a copy of Maximilian Werner's novel Crooked Creek. Winners will be announced on this page on Saturday, September 17th.

  1. All entrants should first follow me and the contest sponsors on Facebook and/or Twitter:
  2. Read the contest rules below. By submitting your work for consideration, you certify that you fully understand and meet all criteria listed on this page.
  3. All entries are due by Thursday, September 15th.
  4. Only one entry will be accepted per person.
  5. Email your entry to
Contest Rules
The Eligibility Rules
  • The contest is open to both amateur and professional photographers.
  • You certify that you are the legal owner of the work submitted.
  • Contest is open to photographers from all countries. Winners outside the US may be asked to pay for prize shipping costs.
The No-Holds-Barred Rule

Feel free to express your creative vision by any means: any type of camera or lens, subject, light, composition, perspective, processing techniques, and anything else you can think of to create a meaningful, impactful, and beautiful work is perfectly acceptable. Submitted images may be from any date and not necessarily limited to the contest period.
The Technical Rules
  • All images must be submitted in JPEG format.
  • Submitted images must be no larger than 1,000 pixels and no smaller than 600 pixels on the long side.
  • Images should be submitted as attachments using the email link provided above.
The No-Rights-Grab Rule

By entering this contest, you allow me and Torrey House Press to post your submitted image(s) on our respective sites and blogs, along with your name. You also agree to provide your name and mailing information in order to facilitate delivery of the prizes. You retain all other rights.

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