SUBMIT YOUR PRIZE-WINNING PHOTO HERE

FOR THE PAST 21 YEARS, New Mexico Magazine’s annual photo contest has highlighted the state’s natural beauty, culture, people, diversity, and unique charm. Last year, amateur photographers from all over the country participated and submitted more than 1,600 entries for our consideration.

The 2023 photo contest begins July 15, 2022, and ends September 16, 2022. The winners will be revealed in the January/February 2023 issue of the magazine. Subscribe today so you don’t miss out! Click here for official photo contest rules. 

There are six themed photo categories:

  • People: The characters that make the state.
  • Landscapes: Our epic land and sky, framed beautifully.
  • Animals: All creatures with fins, feathers, scales, or fur.
  • New Mexico Experience: A focus on the unique elements of New Mexico life.
  • Mobile: If you're capturing the magic of New Mexico through mobile phone photography, this category is for you. Note: Photographs taken with your phone or other mobile device are eligible for entry in all categories.
  • Nightscapes: Showing off the enchantment of New Mexico at night.

One grand prize winner will be chosen for the photograph that captures the true essence of New Mexico. Four winners will be chosen from each category and all contest entries will be entered for a random drawing. One People's Choice winner will be determined by online voting.

2023 Photo contest sponsor logos

Thank you to our generous sponsors: New Mexico United, Restoration PizzaBosque Brewing Wayne Suggs PhotographyThe Hatch Green Chile Store.

A Prize for the People!

Everyone who enters the contest will be entered to win one of ten random drawing. 

  • Five people will be selected to win a $25 gift certificate to Bosque Brewing.
  • Five people will be selected to win a $25 gift certificate to Restoration Pizza.

The Grand Prize 

  • New Mexico United - Ten (10) United game club seats (game TBD)
  • New Mexico United - Four (4) official jerseys
  • $200 Gift Certificate to Bosque Brewing
  • 200 Gift Certificate to Restoration Pizza
  • 200 Gift Certificate to The Hatch Green Chile Store

The People's Choice Prize

One People’s Choice winner will be awarded to the photograph that receives the most votes online during the designated voting period

  • $125 Gift Certificate to Bosque Brewing
  • $125 Gift Certificate to Restoration Pizza

Category Prizes

LANDSCAPES:

1st Place

  • New Mexico United - Two official jerseys
  • New Mexico United - Two United reserve game seats (game TBD)
  • $150 Gift Certificate to Bosque Brewing
  • $150 Gift Certificate to Restoration Pizza
  • $100 Gift Certificate to The Hatch Green Chile Store

2nd Place

  • $100 Gift Certificate to Bosque Brewing
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Restoration Pizza
  • $50 Gift Certificate to The Hatch Green Chile Store

3rd Place

  • $25 Gift Certificate to Bosque Brewing
  • $25 Gift Certificate to Restoration Pizza
  • New Mexico Magazine Subscription
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Artist Calendar
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest Calendar

Honorable Mention

  • New Mexico Magazine Subscription
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Artist Calendar
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest Calendar

 

ANIMALS:

1st Place

  • New Mexico United - Two official jerseys
  • New Mexico United - Two United reserve game seats (game TBD)
  • $150 Gift Certificate to Bosque Brewing
  • $150 Gift Certificate to Restoration Pizza
  • $100 Gift Certificate to The Hatch Green Chile Store

2nd Place

  • $100 Gift Certificate to Bosque Brewing
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Restoration Pizza
  • $50 Gift Certificate to The Hatch Green Chile Store

3rd Place

  • $25 Gift Certificate to Bosque Brewing
  • $25 Gift Certificate to Restoration Pizza
  • New Mexico Magazine Subscription
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Artist Calendar
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest Calendar

Honorable Mention

  • New Mexico Magazine Subscription
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Artist Calendar
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest Calendar

 

NEW MEXICO EXPERIENCES:

1st Place

  • New Mexico United - Two official jerseys
  • New Mexico United - Two United reserve game seats (game TBD)
  • $150 Gift Certificate to Bosque Brewing
  • $150 Gift Certificate to Restoration Pizza
  • $100 Gift Certificate to The Hatch Green Chile Store

2nd Place

  • $100 Gift Certificate to Bosque Brewing
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Restoration Pizza
  • $50 Gift Certificate to The Hatch Green Chile Store

3rd Place

  • $25 Gift Certificate to Bosque Brewing
  • $25 Gift Certificate to Restoration Pizza
  • New Mexico Magazine Subscription
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Artist Calendar
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest Calendar

Honorable Mention

  • New Mexico Magazine Subscription
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Artist Calendar
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest Calendar

 

PEOPLE:

1st Place

  • New Mexico United - Two official jerseys
  • New Mexico United - Two United reserve game seats (game TBD)
  • $150 Gift Certificate to Bosque Brewing
  • $150 Gift Certificate to Restoration Pizza
  • $100 Gift Certificate to The Hatch Green Chile Store

2nd Place

  • $100 Gift Certificate to Bosque Brewing
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Restoration Pizza
  • $50 Gift Certificate to The Hatch Green Chile Store

3rd Place

  • $25 Gift Certificate to Bosque Brewing
  • $25 Gift Certificate to Restoration Pizza
  • New Mexico Magazine Subscription
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Artist Calendar
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest Calendar

Honorable Mention

  • New Mexico Magazine Subscription
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Artist Calendar
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest Calendar

 

MOBILE:

1st Place

  • New Mexico United - Two official jerseys
  • New Mexico United - Two United reserve game seats (game TBD)
  • $150 Gift Certificate to Bosque Brewing
  • $150 Gift Certificate to Restoration Pizza
  • $100 Gift Certificate to The Hatch Green Chile Store

2nd Place

  • $100 Gift Certificate to Bosque Brewing
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Restoration Pizza
  • $50 Gift Certificate to The Hatch Green Chile Store

3rd Place

  • $25 Gift Certificate to Bosque Brewing
  • $25 Gift Certificate to Restoration Pizza
  • New Mexico Magazine Subscription
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Artist Calendar
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest Calendar

Honorable Mention

  • New Mexico Magazine Subscription
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Artist Calendar
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest Calendar

 

NIGHTSCAPES

1st Place

  • Wayne Suggs Photography Workshop ($500 value)
  • $50 Gift Certificate to Bosque Brewing
  • $50 Gift Certificate to Restoration Pizza
  • $50 Gift Certificate to The Hatch Green Chile Store
  • New Mexico United - Two United reserve game seats (game TBD)

2nd Place

  • $100 Gift Certificate to Bosque Brewing
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Restoration Pizza
  • $50 Gift Certificate to The Hatch Green Chile Store

3rd Place

  • $25 Gift Certificate to Bosque Brewing
  • $25 Gift Certificate to Restoration Pizza
  • New Mexico Magazine Subscription
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Artist Calendar
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest Calendar

Honorable Mention

  • New Mexico Magazine Subscription
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Artist Calendar
  • 2023 New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest Calendar

 

SUBMIT YOUR PRIZE-WINNING PHOTO HERE

 

This year's judges panel:

  • John McCauley, Art and Photography Director, New Mexico Magazine
  • Steve Gleydura, Editor in Chief, New Mexico Magazine
  • Warren Malkerson, owner, Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography
  • Gabriella Marks, freelance photographer, Treasurer, National Board, American Society of Media Photographer
  • Wayne Suggs, freelance photographer, past contest winner
  • Bryce Turner, graphic designer, New Mexico Tourism Department

Click here for official rules. All prizes are subject to the terms and conditions issued by the providing organization. New Mexico Magazine reserves the right to alter prizes and prize categories as needed.