Dig the Dunes calendar contest enters it’s fifth year. Taking submissions now!

September 8, 2020

It’s time to focus on the beauty of 2020 and look forward to 2021. The Dig the Dunes calendar contest is back and we are currently taking submissions right here! You may enter up to three photos, but remember, you must choose the month that you would like to have each photo entered. Deadline is October 31, 2020.

Here are the rules:

  1. Photograph must be Dunes inspired. Trails, wild life, beaches, and monuments from NWI & SW Michigan.
  2. No selfies please! Nature Only!
  3. High resolution photos must be available
  4. You may ONLY submit three photos per person

If your photo is a selected, you will be recognized on all our social media, awarded a plaque and you will receive a free calendar. Your name and bio will also go into the calendar. And, you will be invited to our calendar release party (which will happen in person or virtually this year. TBD).

As in the past, we will donate 10% from each calendar to Save the Dunes.

More information and updates can be found in our facebook event.

Looking for more fun? Join the Shirley Heinze Land Trust Instagram Scavenger Hunt!

From September 1 – October 31, visit one of their nature preserves and score a Bingo! If you can’t get to one of their preserves, find your nearest pocket of nature and join in! All the rules can be found here. Prizes!

Learn about fun contests and more. Sign up for the Dig the Dunes e-newsletter today! Right here.



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Dig the Dunes uncovers all the secrets of the dunes! From trails and beaches, to people, places, events and even the history and geology. Visit our page frequently for fun facts and new adventures for you to embark upon!

We offer lots of classes like beach glass art, jewelry making, wine and canvas, hikes, comedy shows and more!

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