The Barrington Land Conservation Trust has protected and stewards more than 70 properties throughout Barrington.  These properties, most of which are open to the public, offer a variety of landscapes and a wide range of flora and fauna.  In an effort to capture and share the beauty of its properties, BLCT is sponsoring its first-ever photo contest.
Photographers of all ages may submit as many as 3 photographs in any one or more of the following categories: Landscape; Plants and Animals; and People Enjoying Nature.  All eligible photos must have been taken on a BLCT property.   Local artist Lenny Rumpler will choose two winners in each category from among the photos submitted by adults and by students under the age of sixteen, as well as a “Best in Show” entry.


1. Photographs may be submitted between April 1, 2021 and 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2021, but the photos do not need to have been taken during that time frame.
2. Photographs can be color or black and white.
3. All photographs must be submitted to BLCT by utilizing the address
4. All submissions must include the photographer’s name, a title, the location of the photo and the month in which it was taken.  Photos entered in the student category must include the student’s age.
5. By submitting a photograph, you warrant that the photograph is your own work and that you alone own the copyright.
6. While photographers will retain complete copyright over their entries, BLCT will acquire a royalty-free right of use, display, and reproduction of all photos for purposes of publication in all media, including but not limited to BLCT’s website, social media, exhibitions, slideshows and fund-raising items. Every effort will be made to credit the photographer for such use.
7. Winners will be notified by email, and announced at the BLCT Annual Meeting.
8. BLCT may request a larger, higher resolution file of the winning images.
9. Wildlife cannot be enticed, restrained, or put in any type of jeopardy for  photographs submitted to this contest.
Your submissions to the 2021 BLCT Photo Contest will help the Barrington Land Conservation Trust continue to fulfill its mission of preserving open space and the plants and animals that inhabit these special places.  Thank you for helping to further our mission through your photography.