Attention all photographers - here’s how Jack London in 1905 described the Glen Ellen property that would become Jack London State Historic Park:

“There are 130 acres in the place, and they are 130 acres of the most beautiful, primitive land to be found in California. There are great redwoods on it, some of them thousands of years old... in fact, the redwoods are as fine and magnificent as any to be found anywhere outside the tourists groves. Also there are great firs, tanbark oaks, maples, live-oaks, white-oaks, black-oaks, madrone and manzanita galore.

There are canyons, several streams of water, many springs... I have been riding all over these hills, looking for just such a place, and I must say that I have never seen anything like it.”

Both professional and amateur photographers, age 18 and over, are invited to enter the “Inspired by the Land” Jack London State Historic Park Photography Contest.

First place receives $1,000, second place received $250 and third place receives $100.

Winning entries will be posted on the Jack London State Historic Park website with an interview with the photographer.

The entry fee is $25 for Park members; $35 for nonmembers.

The judges are photojournalist Ray Mabry and photographer Ron Berchin.

Direct contest questions to

Apply online at