Donate photos to PCTA

Your photographs help the PCTA protect the Pacific Crest Trail, the surrounding landscape and the hiking and equestrian experience for future generations. Thank you for helping to further our mission through your photography.

Please read the Guidelines and Terms below before submitting a photo. Please submit one photo at a time using the form below. After you click submit, a notice will appear informing you of whether we received the photo submission. Your contact information will auto-fill after the first submission. This makes it easier to submit more than one picture. Thanks!


Photos entered are considered licensed to the Pacific Crest Trail Association in perpetuity. By submitting photos you are giving the PCTA the right to use your photos as we see fit to promote the trail and its protection.

You will retain copyright to any photograph you submit. You only grant the PCTA rights to your photograph royalty-free, in perpetuity, nonexclusively to:

  • Reproduce, distribute, transform, display and/or to perform your photographs in all print and electronic mediums at any size.
  • Use your photos worldwide.
  • Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for non-commercial use, such as in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, and the like.
  • Archive in electronic forms so that your photos can be used to support our mission.
  • Use your photo for Commercial and Editorial uses that directly benefit the PCTA and the trail. Whenever possible, PCTA will consult with photographers about outside uses.

Whenever possible, PCTA will provide attribution in the form the photographer’s name and/or photographer’s website URL per PCTA’s discretion. Attribution will appear next to the photo or in the credits of the work product.

By entering, participants agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the PCTA, its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents and representatives, from any and all third party liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the competition (collectively, “Losses”), including without limitation any third party claim for copyright infringement or a violation of an individual’s right to privacy and/or publicity right. The Contest is void where prohibited by law.

Photo entrants are responsible for ensuring that he or she has the right to submit the photos that he or she submits to the PCTA.