In 2017, the tree that will adorn the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. will come from Montana’s Kootenai National Forest. Rocky Mountain School of Photography is proud to join forces with Choose Outdoors, the leading non-profit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, who provides assistance with the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree initiative.

To celebrate Montana’s involvement this holiday season, the importance of all of America’s forests, and our love of the great outdoors, we are hosting a photo contest for all of the other U.S. National Forest lovers out there.

If you're one of them, submit your images with the button below! It's free to enter. The contest closes October 25, 1017. The top ten images will then be posted on Facebook, where the public will vote on the final winner by November 22nd!

AND one super lucky Grand Prize winner will receive a round-trip ticket voucher* to fly to one of Alaska Airlines destinations. 

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*Each travel authorization certificate is valid for a one (1) economy-class round-trip ticket on flights marketed by Alaska Airlines and operated by Alaska Airlines, Horizon, Alaska operated by Virgin America, or SkyWest only. Not valid for flights to or from Cuba. Blackout dates apply: November 20-27, 2017 and December 18, 2017 – January 2, 2018. Valid for one year from issue date. Mileage Plan Miles or Elevate Points cannot be earned or credited. First class paid upgrades or Mileage Plan upgrades are allowed. Standard baggage fees apply; see our checked baggage policy and flight schedules at for more details. Once ticketed, fare rules apply regarding changes to itinerary.