The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting entries for its annual photo contest now through Aug. 31, 2017. 

Winning entries will be posted online, featured in an issue of the quarterly Maryland Natural Resource magazine and adorn the 2018 wall calendar.

The best overall photo receives a grand prize of $500 cash, a 2017 Maryland State Park and Trail Passport, a complimentary five-year magazine subscription and five copies of the 2018 calendar. First, second and third place winners will also receive prizes.

Please send any questions to