Enter BHA's 2020 Photo Contest

Together with Gerber, you can help advance the mission of BHA and aid in the conservation of the wild lands and waters you love by participating in our annual Public Land Owner Photo Contest. Taking photos that capture the spirit of our public lands and waters - and the experiences we have on them - is essential in communicating the value of our wild landscapes and the richness of our outdoor pursuits to the greater public. 

Send us your photos that best tell the story of our wild public lands, waters and wildlife. Be sure to include a caption with each submission. Our panel of judges will be selecting standout images - and presenting the photographers with great prize packages from 2020 contest sponsor and BHA corporate partner Gerber. BHA will utilize your images throughout the year to bring awareness and ignite action around our work, from upholding fair chase ethics and our outdoor traditions to fighting for policies that influence access and opportunity across North America. 

Deadline EXTENDEDNov. 24, 2020



  • Gerber Custom Principle Fixed Blade
  • Special Edition Gerber Hat Only Available to Gerber Badassadors
  • ComplEAT Multi-Tong
  • Suspension NXT Multi-Tool
  • Versafix Machete
  • Backcountry Hunters & Angers Merchandise Package

Be sure to follow BHA and Gerber on Instagram for exclusive photo challenges each month and even more opportunities to win the following gear!

  • Special Edition Gerber Hat Only Available to Gerber Badassadors
  • ComplEAT Multi-Tong


Our roster of judges will be selecting one overall winner in the four following categories. There is no need to submit for a particular category. Our judges will award images they feel best fit a particular theme. 



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Sam Soholt is a Colorado-based professional outdoor photographer, videographer and public lands advocate. He has worked with and produced content for some of hunting's biggest brands including BHA partners Gerber and onX. He is well known for his Public Land Bus Tour and the Public Land Tees company he founded to help celebrate our public lands and waters while giving back to conservation.  


Jess McGlothlin is a professional photographer and writer in the outdoor industry. She is a passionate storyteller who brings a unique, energetic perspective and approach to her work. Her written word is bright, bold, and honest. She’s worked with some of the largest brands in the outdoor sector, in roles ranging from staff copywriter to annual campaign photographer to marketing consultant.

Paul Kemper grew up hunting and fishing in northwest Pennsylvania; he stayed to study broadcast journalism and wildlife and fisheries science at Penn State University before moving to Montana. He was one of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ first interns and has worked with the incredible teams at Project Upland, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life and Seacat Creative. Paul is a board member of the Traditional Bowhunters of Montana and works for On Your Own Adventures, where the “why” of the business is to promote self-guided public land hunting and to create advocates for this cause.

Adam Foss: 

Adam Foss is the co-founder of Foss Media and is a photographer, filmmaker, writer and brand ambassador for some of the top hunting and outdoor brands. With a background steeped in mountain bowhunting, Adam has pursued wildlife in remote and rugged landscapes worldwide. For close to a decade Adam has worked with companies aiming to redefine the way we tell stories bound to hunts.

Shane Patrick Mahoney, president of Conservation Visions and Founder of the Wild Harvest Initiative®, is an internationally recognized conservationist and wildlife advocate and is considered a foremost expert on the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Former executive director of sustainable development and strategic science for the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Shane serves as deputy-chair of IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi) and, in this capacity, represents IUCN in the Collaborative Partnership for Wildlife Management. He also serves as deputy president of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation’s Policy and Law Division and is a member of CITES' Intersessional Working Group on Rural Communities and Livelihoods, as well as a Fellow of The Wildlife Society. A strong believer in communicating both conservation science and hunting to the public, Shane is keenly interested in both written and visual mediums. As an avid amateur photographer and experienced research biologist, he has been very close to animals on many occasions and has been extraordinarily fortunate in his life to have witnessed many of nature's great spectacles. 



-No limit on the number of submissions

-Submit fully processed JPEG or TIFF files with caption

-Do not submit photos of children without parental consent

-Deadline for submissions is Friday, Nov. 20 (Extended to Nov. 24th!)

-Grant non-exclusive rights to BHA

-Grant Gerber non-exclusive rights to use a selection of contest images to promote photo contest in social media

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