• Afternoon clouds cover the distance peaks of the iconic Boney Mountain

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Spirit of the Mountains Photo Contest

Kerry Perkins Who Was More Suprised,
2012 Best in Show Winner

Kerry Perkins Who Was More Surprised,
2012 Best in Show Winner

Share the wonder of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area with other. Enter the Spirit of the Mountains Photo Contest. Let your photographic imagination capture the essence of this hidden jewel.

The Spirit of the Mountains Photo Contest is here!

For inspiration, take a look at some of the Past Photo Contest Winners that are linked here, sorted by year.

Please download the rules, regulations, and entry form for this year below.

Download the 2013 contest flyer and rules to share with your friends and family.

Map of the Santa Monica Mountains Zone

NPS Photo Release - English (PDF - 20 KB)

NPS Photo Release - Español (PDF - 100 KB)

For questions about the contest, please e-mail us directly using the link below.

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Did You Know?

Franklin Canyon is a great place for natural and city views.

At the geographical center of Los Angeles is a national park site. At Franklin Canyon Ranch in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, you can see cityscapes and natural views. The recreation area extendes in an east-west direction running through the heart of the city.