MMLT Photo Contest #5

MMLT Photo Contest #5

Below is the winning photo from our “Trail Treasures” contest. Bill Howe discovered these majestic mushrooms on Spooky Marsh Trail at High Lonesome Nature Reserve in September 2023.


Submission Period: September 1 to September 30

Theme:Trail Treasures

Explore MMLT’s public trails and photograph any unique features, impressive views, or hidden gems along the way. Open to the public are High Lonesome Nature Reserve (Pakenham), Blueberry Mountain at cliffLAND (Lanark), Marble Woodlands (Mississippi Mills), Poole Family Nature Sanctuary (Carleton Place), and Rose Hill Nature Reserve (Addington Highlands).

So lace up your hiking shoes, grab your camera, and venture out to an MMLT property! Let your photographs tell the story of these cherished trails and the treasures they hold.

This contest is open to everyone. Please see below for specific guidelines and points of incentive.



  1. Email entry to [email protected] anytime between Sep 1st to Sep 30th.
  2. Can include up to 3 photos in one entry.
  3. Photos must be high resolution.
  4. Photos must be at a MMLT property.
  5. Photos must have an accompanying short caption including approximate date, property name, how it relates to the theme, etc.
  6. Know that submitting your photos to the MMLT photo contest is also giving MMLT permission to share the photos in our newsletter and on social media (with due credit of course).
  7. We encourage all-natural photos, without human subject matter. If a photo contains an individual, you must have photo consent from them. MMLT will assume they have provided their consent for the photo to be publicly shared. 
  8. Don’t let the fact that you may not have a fancy camera deter you from participating! Great photos can be taken on smartphones and basic digital cameras. 
  9. Be safe! Don’t get too close to wildlife, go off trail, or put yourself in any form of danger to take a photo.  



  1. Winner’s photo will be featured in MMLT’s newsletter and in a social media post. Runner up photos may also be featured. 
  2. If participant’s photo is high enough resolution, it may be included in a MMLT box set of cards, deck of cards, or another form of MMLT product.
  3. Participant’s name will placed in a pool to win one of the aforementioned products at the end of the year. Note that an individual’s name can be entered more than once should they wish to participate in more than one MMLT photo contest throughout the year. 
  4. An opportunity to visit our properties to experience, capture, and share the beauty of nature. 


How winners will be chosen:

Photos will be judged by a qualified, external judge. Considerations include: adherence to theme, general photo clarity, composition fundamentals, eye-catching/interesting/unique, captures beauty of nature, etc. 


If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out at [email protected] or by calling 613-253-2722.