Annual Contest

2018 Photo Submission

Each year the Rocky Mountain Section hosts a photo contest for our members.

**Deadline extended**  All entries must be submitted no later than January 5th, 2019.

Results will be announced at our January Social with a photo slideshow on January 24, 2019 at the Canmore Legion.  Event details will be posted soon.

To submit your photo, please email us at  Along with your attached photo, your emailed entry should include (1) your name, (2) an interesting name or title of your photo, and (3) the category you are entering.  If you are submitting to the Section Trips category, please include in the description the RMS trip you attended and the date.

Once agaIn, submit your photos via email to

Please see below for contest rules and guidelines:

Contest Rules & Guidelines

If you want to submit your photographs for the annual Rocky Mountain Section amateur photography contest, please read the following first :

Contest is open to all section members who are in good standing.

Professional photographers are NOT eligible to enter the contest if ALL of the following conditions apply:

sold a photo for more than $100.00

sold more than 3 photos

sold a photo within the last 5 years

All entries must have been taken in an alpine environment during hiking, climbing, skiing, scrambling or backpacking trips.

All entries must be digital photographs (including digitally scanned prints and negatives).

No paper or cardboard slide allowed this year.

A maximum of 10 entries total per photographer.

All entries must have a minimum digital resolution of 1024x768 pixels.

Minor post-processing is allowed, including sharpening, removing dusts spots, cropping and minor adjustments to exposure, saturation, white balance and contrast. Significant processing (including cloning and compositing) is not allowed.

All entries must have been taken by the entrant, who is responsible for model releases.

An interesting, clever or original name sometimes adds to the value of the photo

Each entry must compete in one specific category. Categories are :

Climbing – eg. alpine, ice and rock

Culture and Humour

Flora, fauna and environs – eg. flowers, plants, trees, wildlife and rocks

Hiking and scrambling – non technical that is free of gear

Scenery – eg landscapes at the magic hour

Skiing – skiing away from the lifts

Section trips – photos that show the friendliness of a RMS trip or camp with at least 1 club member in the photo

All category winners will receive a prize.

The grand prize will be chosen from the category winners.

Any questions?

Email our 2018 Photo Contest Coordinator at