Over The Hills & Far Away

The Foothills Up Close

The Southwest Idaho Travel Association (SWITA) is in search of photos and videos featuring the landscapes, activities, and people of our region. SWITA invites photographers to submit high-quality photos and videos for use on the SWITA website, in email communication, in print and digital advertisements, and in other mediums/channels In exchange for licensing rights for the defined uses.

PLEASE READ ON for complete details. If you are ready to submit, jump to our photo and video submission form.

Our goal is to collect the imagery we need to promote Southwest Idaho while also engaging and supporting a broad range of the photographer and videographer community. 

Our hope is that participants can reach into their libraries and find a way to profit from their work while also supporting tourism in our region. Of course, we will be compensating photographers — more on this below.


To submit your material for consideration, complete the short contact form below and upload low-res photos and videos for consideration. SWITA will review the photos that match the criteria. 

If your submission is selected, you will be informed within two weeks. Once you agree to the terms, submit high-resolution files, and provide complete contact details, payment will be issued.


Unfortunately, we cannot accept all photos. To be considered, your submission must be:

  • Yours to submit and license. You must be the creator and copyright holder of the photo you submit. Verification may be required. 
  • Representative of a topic listed in our “target list.”
  • A minimum resolution of at least 150 pixels per inch at 1024px in width.
  • Suitable across multiple mediums (website, print, etc.)

Southwest Idaho towns

Photos that show an iconic view of one of the following communities. 

Bounty: $75/per photo

  • Caldwell
  • Cambridge
  • Cascade
  • Crouch
  • Donnelly
  • Eagle
  • Emmett
  • Featherville
  • Garden Valley
  • Glenns Ferry
  • Grand View
  • Horseshoe Bend
  • Kuna
  • Lowman
  • Marsing
  • McCall
  • Melba
  • Meridian
  • Middleton
  • Mountain Home
  • Murphy
  • Nampa
  • New Meadows
  • Pine
  • Placerville
  • Silver City
  • Smiths Ferry
  • Warm Lake
  • Weiser
  • Yellow Pine

Scenic Spots

Bounty: $125/per photo

• Jump Creek

• High mountain lakes

• Mountain Biking shots that work with text overlay

• Golf shots (that work with text overlay)

• Annual event shots
• Boise Balloon Classic
• Haunted locations/houses
• Jaialdi
• Winter festivals

      • Hiking trails – fall season
      • The Owyhees
      • Roads and drives
        • Highway 55
        • Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway
      • Ag/fields/farms


How will SWITA be using my photos?
The images will primarily be used on the SWITA website and on social media, though the license grants us the right to use them elsewhere.

Is this an exclusive license?
No. You are free to continue to use your photo however you’d like.

What is the term of the license?
For simplicity’s sake, you will be granting a license in perpetuity.

Will I be credited?
Often, but not always. We work hard to credit photographers where ever possible. However, there are some applications where this is not practical.

Can I submit more than one photo?
Yes, you may submit more than one photo. We encourage you to submit any photos or videos you feel would be of interest!

When/how will I get paid?
Once your photo is accepted, checked for quality, and the licensing agreement is signed, a check will be issued within 30 days.

I have questions. Who can I ask?
Please send any questions to imagery@visitsouthwestidaho.org.

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