Fire Management Today
announces our annual

Photo Contest

Fire Management Today invites you to submit your best fire-related images to be judged in our annual competition. Winners in each category will receive awards (first place - certificate for camera equipment worth $300 and a 16- by 20-inch framed and matted copy of your photo; second place—an 11- by 14-inch framed and matted copy of your photo; third place—an 8- by 10-inch framed and matted copy of your photo). Winning images will appear in a future issue of Fire Management Today; others could appear as well. All contestants will receive a CD with the images and captions (as submitted) remaining after technical review. The CD will identify the winners by category.





2006 Fire Management Today Photo Contest

Release Statement and Contact Information

Enclosed is/are _________(number) slide(s)/print(s)/digital image(s) for publication by the USDA Forest Service. For each image submitted, the contest category is indicated and a detailed caption is enclosed. I have the authority to give permission to the Forest Service to publish the enclosed image(s) and am aware that, if used, it/they will be in the public domain and appear on the World Wide Web.


Contact information:

Name ______________________________________________________________________________

Institution affiliation, if any _______________________________________________________________

Home or business address ______________________________________________________________


Telephone number__________________________  Email address ______________________________


Mail entries to:

USDA Forest Service, Fire Management Today Photo Contest, Karen Mora, 2150 Centre Ave., Building E, Suite 008, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA


Email images and captions to:
and fax signed release form to 970-295-6799 (attn: Karen Mora)


Postmark Deadline: 3 March 2006

To Print:

FMT Photo Contest Rules: (PDF File)  (MS Word)

Release Statement and Contact Information: (PDF File)  (MS Word)


Past Winners (2003)

First Place, Aerial Resources.  Tanker 22 drops a load of retardant on the Missionary Ridge Fire, Colorado, 2002. Photo by Ben Croft, USDA Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center, Missoula, MT.

First Place, Miscellaneous.  Nearby smoke provides for a great sunrise at the Eyerly fire base camp, Oregon, summer 2002. Photo by Eli Lehmann, USDA Forest Service, Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, WA.

First Place, Prescribed Fire.  A backing fire consumes dry vegetation in a prescribed burn unit at Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, NV, 2002. Photo is by John Wood, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, CA. 

First Place, Wildland Fire. Hayman Fire, June 15, 2002, about 9 PM. View is from a field across from the Rainbow Falls Campground on Route 67, north of Woodland Park, CO. Photo is by Steven Smith, Colorado Springs Fire Department, CO.

First Place, Ground Resources.  Baker River Hotshot crewmembers hold line during a night burnout on the Tiller Complex. Fire from below casts shadows in the smoke. Oregon, summer 2002. Photo by Eli Lehmann, USDA Forest Service, Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, WA.