Annual Contest

2019 Photo Submission

Each year the Rocky Mountain Section hosts a photo contest for our members. This is a great opportunity to share your adventures from 2019!

It’s a great opportunity to look back on the year, scroll through your photo roll and pick a few shots to enter the contest.

RMS 2019 Photo Contest is in its last days, and the deadline has been extended until Thursday, January 9th at 10pm MT. Send us your best photos of 2019 - there is a category for every photo - check out more details at 

Don't forget to label your photos with: 1) the category 2) a title and 3) your name!  Top three photos from each category will receive great prizes! Winners will be presented on January 16th at Origins Canmore (enter through the Mineshaft Pub) AT 1930.  Start scrolling through your photo roll!




Please email your photos to:

With each photo please include:

Your name

An interesting name or title of your photo

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.


There are 7 categories in which you can enter your photos:

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, golden hour light

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

Many chances to win! All category winners will receive a prize and the grand prize will be chosen from the category winners.

New this year – People’s choice awards – where the winner is selected from members popular vote!

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 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 slides 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