Want an excuse to get some great hiking in and take photographs? The Outdoor Provision Co. is recognizing Mountains to Sea Trail month with a photography competition.
The trail spans the state from the Outer Banks to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Photos will be judged in three categories:
• The view from the trail.
• People on the trail.
• Youth photographer, ages 17 and younger.
The deadline for submitting photos is Oct. 31 at midnight. Awards include cash prizes, gift cards for outdoor gear and the opportunity to have your photos published.
For complete entry guidelines, check out www.ncmst.org/get-involved/photo-contest.