We are excited to announce a new round of #HowToSantaFe Instagram contests hosted by Santa Fe County, starting June 5th!

Happening Now: HISTORIC LANDMARKS
Friday, July 10th - Thursday, July 16th

Santa Fe is known for its beautiful and distinct historic landmarks. With adobe coloring the landscapes against dramatic backdrops, there is no shortage of shots! We encourage you to find new angles and present known places with a fresh eye.

Be sure to tag your entry #HowToSantaFe and only tag photos posted between the contest dates to be considered for the prize.

Prize
1 night stay, dinner for 2 and $150 spa voucher from Inn & Spa at Loretto
OUTDOORS + ADVENTURE
Friday, June 5th - Thursday, June 11th

This is the opportunity to get out there! Santa Fe County has a wide range of outdoor adventure opportunities, from the mountains to the Rio Grande. To kick off the first week of the #HowToSantaFe contest, we invite you to photograph the vibrant outdoor adventures of Santa Fe County! Consider incorporating elements of nature, outdoors, landscapes and activities to tell your story in a unique and creative way.

Be sure to tag your entry #HowToSantaFe and only tag photos posted between the contest dates to be considered for the prize.

Prize
2 person rafting trip from Kokopelli Rafting Adventures
NATIVE ARTS + ARCHITECTURE
Friday, June 12th - Thursday, June 18th

Deep, historical roots make Santa Fe the vibrant cultural hub that it is today. Capture a slice of Santa Fe’s Native Arts & Architectural essence for a chance to win this week’s prize.

Be sure to tag your entry #HowToSantaFe and only tag photos posted between the contest dates to be considered for the prize.

Prize
a meal for two from Rancho de Chimayo
THE OPEN ROAD
Friday, June 19th - Thursday, June 25th

This week we invite you to celebrate Santa Fe’s long, open roads and magnificent trails. Go out and discover all that Santa Fe County has to offer – from tiny dirt roads, backroads and long stretches of highway. Just make sure to look both ways!

Be sure to tag your entry #HowToSantaFe and only tag photos posted between the contest dates to be considered for the prize.

Prize
a $50 gift certificate from Cafe Fina
FARMS + GARDENS
Friday, June 26th - Thursday, July 2nd

From the roots of this beautiful land, to the wonderful produce that is found throughout, Santa Fe has a flavor unlike any other. This week’s contest is to illuminate Santa Fe’s rich soils, flavors and colors on your plate or in your garden. Here’s an opportunity to snap some photos of your favorite green chiles!

Be sure to tag your entry #HowToSantaFe and only tag photos posted between the contest dates to be considered for the prize.

Prize
a wine tasting for two from Estrella del Norte Vineyard
NEW MEXICO SKIES
Friday, July 3rd - Thursday, July 9th

Showcase the natural beauty and beautiful light in Santa Fe, as well as our dramatic cloud formations, monsoons and breath-taking sunsets. Consider getting views from high above to show a sprawling landscape, or views of people, places & things from below, set against that gorgeous New Mexican sky.

Be sure to tag your entry #HowToSantaFe and only tag photos posted between the contest dates to be considered for the prize.

Prize
hot tub for two OR two $30 lunch vouchers from Ten Thousand Waves

Contest Rules:

  • A contest entry is qualified as an image or video posted for the first time using hashtag #howtosantafe during the corresponding contest timeframe. Images posted prior to contest timeframe but tagged with #howtosantafe during the contest timeframe do not qualify as a contest entry.
  • The winner of each contest will be selected based on originality, quality and relevance to the contest theme. Entries will be collected and shared with the guest judge for each contest, who will determine the winner in his or her sole discretion.
  • Re-posted images or videos and duplicate postings will not be considered. Please post only original posts for the first time.
  • Posts must originate from Santa Fe and surrounding areas.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries from a single user, however, images and videos posted by Santa Fe County employees or employees of 12FPS will not be considered.
  • By participating in the #HowToSantaFe Instagram Photo Contest(s), you understand that your images and videos maybe re-posted or shared by the County of Santa Fe, Santa Fe local businesses, and/or other social media accounts. Sharing and re-posting of images and videos is encouraged but please always give credit to the source of the content.