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2017 1st Place
Photo Award Winners

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  • The Dawn of Thor © William Horton - 1st place Image from Last Conference
  • Best of Show: Fiery Sunset Death Valley National Park © John Hanou - 1st place Scenic
  • Zinnias & River Rock © Kent Taylor - 1st place Flora
  • The Watering Hole © Laurie Ford - 1st place Fauna
  • Lighting up the Sky © Al Perry - 1st place tie People in Nature
  • It is a long way up © William Horton - 1st place tie People in Nature
  • Calf Creek Falls Petroglyphs, Utah © John Hanou - 1st place Historical
  • Moundville Flautist © William Horton - 1st place Cultural
  • Cloud Burst, Three Rivers, NM  © John Hanou - 1st place Natural Phenomena
  • Playfight © Laurie Ford - 1st place Altered/Composite
  • Hoodoos Utah © Al Perry - 1st place Black & White
  • Spar at Dusk © Laurie Ford - 1st place Novice
  • Milky Way Galaxy © Al Perry - 1st place Published Images
  • Best of Show Writing: A Round Indiana © John Hanou - 1st place books

Contact us

Reach us anytime at info@rmowp.org

Welcome to the home of the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers!

Formed in 1973, Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers, Inc., is a regional organization of professional and aspiring communicators, dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. Through writing, photography, broadcast media, and artistic expression, members provide information about the recreational and natural resources found in the Rocky Mountain West. Become a part of our creative community and:

  • Attend the annual conference — September 23-26, 2018 will find us in Alamosa, Colorado.
  • Participate in our annual contest — the deadline for 2018 will be announced later this year.
  • Take a workshop — June 26-30, 2018 in Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado.
  • Apply for our scholarship — deadline May 30 each year
  • Meet some of our members — see what we’re up to.

We need your inspiration, participation, and support. YOU are the organization!


Recent news

Scholarship Winner Announced

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This year’s $2,000 scholarship winner is Heather Androwick of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Scholarship Chair Clare Gutierrez tells us that Heather…

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Corporate Friends News

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New Products and Fun Facts No one can say that RMOWP’s corporate friends haven’t been busy.  Buddy Beds, a Denver-based company that has…

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Benefit Planned for Member Ken Papaleo

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RMOWP member Ken Papaleo, a Denver area resident who was a photographer with the Rocky Mountain News for 28 years, winning two Pulitzer Prizes along…

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Conference 2018 is Just a Year Away!

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RMOWP’s 2018 conference is planned for the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve area, with headquarters in Alamosa, Colorado. Dates are…

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