Welcome!

Best of Show, John Hanou
Best of Show Photography 2017 – John Hanou – “Fiery Sunset”

Welcome to the home of the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers! Formed in 1973, Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers, Inc., is an 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 9-12, 2019 in Estes Park, Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Participate in our annual contest — this year’s deadline is June 10, 2019.
  • Take a photo workshop — 2019 workshop in Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado has been cancelled.
  • 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!

2018 2nd Place
Photo Award Winners

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Recent news

Rocky Mountain Dreamin’

By Jack Olson

Moraine Park
The Big Thompson River flows through Moraine Park.
© Jack Olson

I sure hope you’re planning to attend the RMOWP conference in Rocky Mountain National Park in September. It’s stunning, inspiring, magical. That’s just a few adjectives. Supply your own when you come. I taught up there for about a dozen years at the RMOWP photo workshop and I figure I’ve been in the park two hundred or more times.

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Near Misses

By Peter Kummerfeldt

There have been times in my life, and I suspect in yours, that something has happened where your life was placed in danger but you managed to avoid a catastrophe by sheer luck. These are the “near misses” in our lives that we all experience from time to time. I suspect that for every accident that happens there are probably dozens, if not hundreds, maybe thousands, of “near misses.” Situations that we seldom hear about, but situations that we could learn from if we were made aware of the details.

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RMOWP 46th Annual Conference is Calling…

Morning in the Park © T. Guthrie
“Morning in the park” © Terry Guthrie – 1st Place Image from last Conf., Photo Contest 2009

Where:  Estes Park, Colorado (elevation about 7,500 feet)
When:  Monday through Thursday, September 9-12
Why:   Rocky Mountain National Park
Headquarters:800 Moraine Avenue Event Center at Trout Haven Resorts, just outside the Beaver Meadows entrance to the park

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