Photography Competition: Spirit of the Earth

The Light Stalking monthly members' photography competition is LIVE and ready to receive your submission. This month there is a cash prize of $250 for the overall winner!

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February Theme: Spirit of the Earth

Welcome to our Photography Contest, themed "Spirit of the Earth." This contest invites photographers of all levels at Light Stalking, to explore the grandeur and intricacy of earthly themed images around the world.

Your challenge is to capture not just the physical beauty of these potential shots, but also the emotion and essence they embody. We are looking for images that tell a story, that evoke a sense of place and time, and that communicate the unique character of each photo. Whether it's the tranquility of a sunrise over a peaceful valley, the raw power of a storm over a mountain peak, or the vibrant colors of an autumn forest, your photographs should transport viewers to these places and leave a lasting impression. Or perhaps just your interpretation of that theme. 

We encourage entries that demonstrate originality, technical skill, and a deep appreciation for the beauty of our planet.

Some of the images that have been submitted so far by members, Patography, Michael, Patrick and WendyP:


The contest is open for submissions all of February, and on March 1st we will start looking for the winners and assessing all of the photos. So let's make sure you're aware of all of the contest rules so that your submission counts and you have a chance of winning the grand prize.

Who Can Enter?

Light Stalking has three membership tiers. Bronze members are entitled to a three entries per month. Silver get 6. And Lifetime Gold get 10 entries for every monthly competition. Just click on the package that you want to get below, to make sure you're entitled to it in the competition. This will automatically grant you the relevant number of entries.

About the Photos...

Now the thing about the photos is that you must have clicked the shutter button yourself. You must have full rights to the photo. We do not except AI artwork, or other types of digital art. You cannot add or remove significant elements from the photo. We may ask to view the raw file of your images before we award any prize money. You cannot submit other people's photos.


A Few Rules...

This photo contest is open to photos taken at any time so if you have an archive full of great shots, this is an opportunity for you to give them some love.

Any photos that we feel have been unethically, taken or altered will be removed from consideration. Do not endanger yourself or others (including fauna) when taking a photograph. Do not cause harm to the environment when taking a photograph. These are the general guidelines, but we reserve the right to make the judgement ourselves on whether you have followed the spirit of these guidelines.

Any member can enter the competition, but if you're under 18 then make sure you have parental consent. If you submit an image to this competition, we don't claim any copyright over it other than that which would allow us to use the image to promote this photo contest on this site, our social media and other online media.

Submitting a Photo...

For best results, you will want to upload an image with the longest side being 1200 pixels and a resolution of 72 DPI.

The Grand Prize is $250 for the overall winner via PayPal, and $50 of store credit on Light Stalking for the People's Choice Winner. Of course, all of the great shots from the winners to the runners-up will be shared far and wide on our website and social media and make it in front of hundreds of thousands of people.

So get started straight away by choosing your level below.

The Judging...

Each month, we invite a special guest photographer to judge the contest. For this contest, the judge is:


February Judge: Jason Row

Jason has been a professional travel and landscape photographer for several decades as well as one of the most prolific photography educators of the last 10 years. His images have been used by National Geographic, Virgin and Etihad among many others.


About the Prizes...

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“Any landscape is a condition of the spirit.”

 Henri Frederic Amiel
Philosopher
Overall Winner

The overall winner as judged by the Light Stalking judging panel will receive $250 cash prize via Paypal and shared on our site and socials with over half a million followers!


People's Choice

The People's Choice winner will receive $100 in store credit for LightStalking.com and shared on our site and socials with over half a million followers!

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