Annual Contest

2018 Deadline: June 25 (postmark)

Best of Show 2017

Best of Show 2017: “Fiery Sunset – Mesquite Flat Dunes, Death Valley NP” © John Hanou

Our Annual contest showcases the talents of our membership.Each year the bar is raised in competition with hundreds of new and exciting photos, videos, writings, and art produced by our many members.
A “slide” show of all entered images is presented during the annual conference, with a presentation of the winners shown at the awards banquet.

Quick Reminders:

  • You must be a member of RMOWP to enter, but can join when you submit entries. The $10 fee covers all your entries for that year.
  • Photos must have been produced since January 1, 2017 except for Member’s Choice (no time limit), Humorous (no time limit), and published (must have been published since Jan. 1, 2016).
  • You can submit entries via dropbox.
  • Member’s Choice Photo Contest, judged at conference by attendees, has slightly different rules from most categories. (See category 13 in the rules.)
  • 2018 is the second year for RMOWP’s Young Outdoor Writers Contest, designed to encourage young people to write about their outdoor experiences in prose or poetry.
    The contest is open to youths age 18 and younger who are RMOWP members, and includes all outdoor topics. Youth membership is $5 per year and you may join when you submit your entry.
    Entries must be postmarked by June 25, 2018. Click for general contest guidelines and/or entry form. Contest entry fee is waived for this category. Winners will be announced at the RMOWP conference in Alamosa and need not be in attendance.
  • Unlike the rest of the categories, the Angelo Sciulli Humorous Photo Challenge is judged by Virginia Staat. For more information on this fun category, click here.


How to Enter the 2018 Contest

All entries – including Humorous – for the 2018 Annual Contest must be postmarked by 25th June 2018.

Click for contest rules and/or entry form.