Annual Contest

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.
Since the 2020 conference has been cancelled, we expect to present this year’s winning images at the 2021 conference.

Bison mom helps calf swim the Yellowstone River
Best of Show 2020 “Mom Helping Calf Swim the Yellowstone River” © Frank Zurey

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, 2020 except for Member’s Choice (no time limit), Humorous (no time limit), and published (must have been published since Jan. 1, 2019).
  • 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.)
  • 2021 is the fifth 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. Contest entry fee is waived for this category. Other contest rules apply.
  • Unlike the rest of the categories, the Angelo Sciulli Humorous Photo Challenge is judged by Virginia and David Staat. You needn’t enter in any other categories, to enter a humorous photo. For more information on this fun category, click here.

Contest Rules and entry form will be posted here for the 2021 Contest when they become available. As little changes in the rules from year to year, new members can click here for 2020 Contest Rules.