Scenic America Launches 2023 'America the Beautiful' Photo Contest
June 21, 2023
Blue Ridge Parkway. Image Credit: Renee Martin

The 2023 edition of Scenic America’s annual America the Beautiful Photo Contest is officially live as of Tuesday, June 20. Nature photographers from across the country are invited to submit their favorite photos exemplifying our country’s most iconic and scenic views and vistas.

Submit your Scenic Photos

Scenic America invites photographers of all levels to participate in our 2023 America the Beautiful Photo Contest. We are asking for high-resolution, digital images of places around America that represent the beauty and scenic character of our country. Images should represent views of America that are clearly publicly accessible. Each participant may submit up to 5 entries for consideration. Please read the full Rules, Terms and Legal Conditions before submitting any photos.

How to Enter

Photos may be submitted beginning June 20, 2023, at 12:00 am. The contest will close at 12:00 am on August 21, 2023.


There will be a two-week voting period beginning on August 22, 2023 that will run through Labor Day, September 4, 2023. Voting will be open to the public and participants are enocuraged to share their photos on social media.


Photos may not be heavily edited. Participants must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Scenic America shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions are final. The Photo Contest is not open to Board Members or staff at Scenic America.


All winners will receive national recognition in Scenic America’s media and communications channels, plus a commemorative gift.

Photographer Rights

Each photographer retains all rights to any photographs submitted — including ownership, if applicable — other than those rights licensed in the next sentence:

By entering Scenic America’s 2023 America the Beautiful Photo Contest, you hereby grant to Scenic America the following: (i) a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, and publicly display the photographs you submit to Scenic America, and (ii) the right to use your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.

All photographs in media publications will be credited with the caption “Photo Name by Photographer Name – Courtesy of Scenic America” whenever used. All photographs used on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) will be credited with the photographer’s name and/or social media handle. Scenic America has final approval of any language that appears on its website with any of the photos. View additional rights and restrictions here.