Sunrise light on a grove of tufa towers emerging from the water of Mono Lake with soft green and dusty-red wild grasses in the foreground, Canada geese in the shallow water with reflections of the rocky towers, and desert hills in the distance.

2018 Mono Lake Calendar call for submissions

The Mono Lake Committee invites you to submit photographs for the 2018 Mono Lake Calendar—we are seeking photographs of the highest caliber that capture the spirit and reflect the unique qualities of Mono Lake and the Mono Basin.


Find the submission guidelines and forms here. Deadline: Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

We are looking for: images of scenes within the watershed boundary of Mono Lake, and possible subjects include, but are not limited to: plants, geologic features, streams, mountains,weather, fall colors, wildlife, and aerials. Images of sand tufa will not be considered due to the degradation affecting these features. Where possible, images identifiable within the context of Mono Lake’s and/or the Mono Basin’s unique scenic beauty will receive preference. In striving to represent the natural beauty of Mono Lake, images that are obviously or heavily filtered or manipulated will not be considered.

Since 1986, the magnificent geological and ecological wonders of Mono Lake have been celebrated in the Mono Lake Calendar, published by the Mono Lake Committee. Sales of the calendar help to fund the Committee’s work to protect and restore both the lake and the Mono Basin. The Mono Lake Calendar has been widely acclaimed for its artistic merit, due in large measure to the talent of the photographers whose work is represented. Each year, the calendar has been published according to exacting standards of artistic, photographic, and manufacturing excellence.

New this year: People love the Mono Lake Calendar, and we’ve received so much good feedback on the images that we are considering the idea of printing a Mono Lake Calendar Notecard Set that would also be a fundraiser for the Mono Lake Committee. If you would be willing to have your images used in such a project, please check the box at the bottom of the submission form, and we will be in touch with more details if it looks like the project can happen.

If you have questions regarding submissions, please contact Communications Director Arya Degenhardt.

“Sunrise, tufa formation, Navy Beach.” (c) 2016 Ed Callaert.


  1. My wife Alice and I have taken several seminars at Lake Mono on photography and would like to submit images for the 2018 Mono Lake Calendar. Please send me and Alice information on the format require for photos and how to submit the photos for the contest.