Our activities

Our activities as an organization are four-fold:

Annual conference

Bryce Canyon NP
Heading down the trail in Bryce Canyon National Park, Conference 2016 © Cecilia Travis

Each year, we hold an annual conference at a different location within the Rocky Mountain Region. It’s an opportunity to meet new members, make new contacts, share experiences, enjoy local events and activities, learn from a variety of seminars and experts, and get new ideas and inspiration. Learn more.

Photography workshops

Rocky Mountain NP
Instructing at the 2015 workshop in Rocky Mountain National Park © Nic Showalter

We also offer an excellent photo workshop at least once a year at Rocky Mountain National Park, just outside Estes Park, Colorado. The instructors are experienced professionals in the industry with extensive knowledge of the park—where to find wildlife, grand displays of wildflowers, and incredible scenery. Although open to those with either film or digital SLR cameras nearly all attendees are shooting with digital SLR cameras. Learn more.

Annual contest

Peek-a-Boo © Jo Dodd
2016 Hon. Men. Scenics

Our Annual contest showcases our talented membership. Each year the bar is raised in competition with hundreds of new and exciting writings, photos, videos and art produced by our many members. The awards for Best of Show, Best in Category and Member’s Choice are increasingly becoming the year’s most coveted awards. Each year, a “slide” show of all entered images is presented at the beginning of the annual conference, with a presentation of the winners shown at the banquet. Learn more.


To promote interest in the educational realm of outdoor communications, we award an annual scholarship of between $500 and $2000. The award goes to a college student with a strong interest in communicating the outdoor experience. It is also open to a high school senior planning to enter college. Learn more.