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East Haddam Land Trust Calendar

East Haddam is filled with the wonders of nature. To the curious eye, each trail and vantage point can capture a moment in nature - when a bee collects pollen, or a frog rests at water’s edge, or light glows through trees. Capture these moments with your camera while enjoying one of the many hiking trails in town (use our Interactive Map to find one) or while visiting one of the many sights that show our town’s history, then send them to us.


Any amateur photographer, young and older (see rule # 9), can share photos. We hope to receive some from our youngest residents. We collect them via email (see rule # 4) then we choose those that best represent each month of the year. Selected photos will be published in the East Haddam Land Trust Photo Calendar.


The photos in our 2022 calendar helped Essex Printing win a Print Industry of New England award. Each of the photos were taken by amateur photographers so don’t underestimate your ability to capture a moment in time.

The 2023 photo calendars were mailed to all East Haddam Land Trust members (those who joined or donated before Thanksgiving 2022). A limited supply is available for free at local businesses.


Submission rules are listed below. Submission to the 2025 calendar is open from now through the end of August 2024.

Previous calendars featured photographs taken by young and old, Land Trust members and East Haddam residents documenting East Haddam's natural world: the plant and animal life from the soil through the sky found throughout town.

Photo Credits: Black-Eyed Susans by Rochelle Davis (top); Prairie Warbler by Deborah Evans (middle); Lily Pads by Theresa Govert (bottom) all in the 2023 calendar.

East Haddam Land Trust Photo Calendar Rules


  1. This contest is open only to amateur photographers who live in East Haddam (photography is not a principal source of income).

  2. Entries are accepted through the end of August 2024. No more than five (5) photos per photographer, please.

  3. Photos must be taken in East Haddam. All photos are welcome - from close-ups of flowers to landscape-scale photos. Drone photos are welcome.

  4. All submissions must be emailed to and include name, age, the location where the photo was taken, a brief description of the photo, approximate date of the photo, and mailing address, phone number, and email of the photographer.

  5. Winning photos will be incorporated into the 2025 EHLT calendar.

  6. All photos remain the property of the Land Trust. While photographers retain complete copyright over their entries, the Land Trust retains a royalty-free right of use, display, and reproduction of the photos for purposes of publication in all media including, but not limited to: website use, social media, exhibitions, slideshows, and other items for fund-raising. In such use, every attempt will be made to credit the photographer.

  7. By submitting a photo, you warrant and represent that each submitted photo is your original work to which you alone own the copyright. It is each entrant’s legal responsibility to ensure that they comply with these ownership and copyright requirements and that they own the rights to the reproduction of their photos without violating the rights of any third party. Entrants who do not fulfill these criteria will be deemed ineligible and disqualified.

  8. The Land Trust and judges reserve the right to change the category placement of any entry as well as the right to amend these rules and/or prizes as deemed reasonably necessary.

  9. We have established the following age categories: 3-10 years old; 11-18; 19-65; 66 and over.  We hope to select 3 photos from each category. The committee will give priority to photos taken on EHLT properties and from all four seasons.

  10. Submissions may be submitted in color or black and white

  11. Technical specs for submitted photos:  files with a resolution of 300 PPI.  Jpeg format is easiest to work with.







7 JUNE black eyed susans hillside.JPG
8 JULY Deborah Evans prarie warbler.jpg
6 MAY theresa Govert  lily pads.jpeg
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