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2021 Texas Hill Country Calendar

The 2021 Texas Hill Country Calendar is a compilation of stunning photography from our 2020 photo contest. The winning photos, from among more than 400 entries, were chosen for their beauty, photographic quality and their ability to reflect the unique qualities of the Texas Hill Country worth preserving for future generations.

Each calendar, in addition to these amazing photos, features information on important issues affecting the Hill Country such as land stewardship and conservation, groundwater protection, Hill Country heritage, night sky protection, and more.

HCA’s Hill Country Calendar makes a great gift for friends, family, coworkers and clients. Order online below or contact us about bulk order pricing at

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Congratulations to the winners and honorees of the 2020 Hill Country Photo Contest!

The Texas Hill Country is a unique region filled with diverse wildlife, clear springs, sprawling rural landscapes, historic towns, and some of the starriest night skies in the country. Each year the Hill Country Alliance (HCA) holds a photo contest encouraging photographers to capture the Texas Hill Country they would like to protect forever.

Between March and May, HCA received over 400 entries in the 2020 Hill Country Photo Contest from amateur and professional photographers alike. Submissions, ranging from flittering hummingbirds to the brilliant beauty of fall on the Frio, encapsulated this year’s theme: The Wild and Wonderful Texas Hill Country.

Read the full press release on the 2020 Hill Country Photo Contest here. 

Grand Prize:
Green Heron
Photographer: Tricia Daniel

Green heron stands at the edge of water - grand prize 2020 photo contest

First Place:
Fall into the Frio
Photographer: Mike Jones

Photograph looking down on the Frio river and the fall colors of the trees on its banks

Second Place
Hiding in Plain Sight
Photographer: Carol Serur

Grey fox sits next to a cactus

Third Place
Male Vermilion Flycatcher
Photographer: Kimberlee Smith

Male vermillion flycatcher perches on a branch

People’s Choice Honoree
Wimberley Reflection
Photographer: Steger Chapman

Image of cypress trees in the fall on a creek

Full Page Winners:

Michael Smith
Tricia Daniel
Kimberlee Smith
Tuhin Baucus
April Ferrino
Carol Serur
Jordan Moore
Baba Arimilli
Mike Jones
Rob Pettengill
Tom Torget
Khanh V. Le
Steger Chapman
Jerry Sargent

Cameo Honorees:

April Ferrino
Robert Currie
Kimberlee Smith
Jerry Sargent
Kay Wilson
Patricia Lucas
Al Braden
Caryl Zimmerman
Jesus Corona
Winifred Simon
Mike Jones
Brian Thomas
Robert Currie
Karl Ulrich
Airon Mothershed
Carolyn Whiteside
Baba Arimilli
Rob Pettengill
Carol Serur
Ray Uherek
John Pace
Jordan Moore
Tuhin Baucus
Hannah Evans
David Calkins
Andy Graham
Tim Speer
Mike Jones
Jerry Sargent
Robin Carter