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Focus on Nevada Photo Contest

2023 Focus on Nevada Photo Contest, Presented by B&C Camera, April 10 Contest Deadline

Rejoice. The Desert Companion's Focus on Nevada Photo Contest is Back!

Share your vision of our glorious state! Whether it's a landscape, portrait, cityscape, or an eye-catching candid that captures the spirit of Nevada, we want to see it!

We've got plenty of categories to inspire your eye and more than $4,000 in prizes! Winners' and finalists' photos will be published in a special issue of Desert Companion later this spring, and also be featured at the Desert Companion Photo Showcase event (stay tuned for details).


Artistic & Abstract

Familiar subjects seen in new ways, with fresh angles, unusual compositions, and alterations. Photoshop, software filters, and editing tools are encouraged in this category, but not required.

Black & White

This category is for black-and-white or monochrome photography that employs artful use of lighting and contrast for striking images that pop with drama.


Creative presentations of Nevada’s endless open spaces, from lonely roads and sweeping vistas, to dense forests and rushing streams. To stand out in this popular category, photos should feature unusually breathtaking scenery, employ advanced techniques, or have some other unique edge.


The flora and fauna that share both urban and rural spaces with humans, from your rescue cat and rose garden, to bighorn sheep and Joshua trees.


From portraits to action shots, these images convey the personalities, lifestyles, and passions of our state’s diverse population at work and play.


The proverbial “picture worth 1,000 words,” these editorial shots capture an event, happening, or situation, and have a certain narrative oomph.


Entry is free and the deadline for submissions is April 10, 2023. Check out the form below to get all the rules, review how you'll need to organize your photos, and hit us with your best shot(s)!

Sponsored Prizes

Over $4000 in prizes are waiting for the winners, including a brand new Canon camera and gift cards to B&C Camera.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!