Outdoor pursuits are more than an adventurous escape. When all said and done, what was once an exciting reality turns into a fond memory. And these memories are usually captured via photography. Do something with your photographic memory this new year and submit your best shot for the following outdoor photography contests. As a reward for a job well done, winning recipients receive amazing prizes including cash, gear or plane tickets.
2013 Banff Mountain Photography Competition
Each year the Banff Centre showcases the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. Part of this festival includes the Banff Mountain Photography Competition. The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers who can provide a photo essay. The 2013 photo essay theme is Mountain Wilderness and Wildlife. Grand prize worth $3,000CND. Online submissions open January 15, 2013 and deadline is April 1, 2013. Click here for more information.
The Great Outdoors Photo Contest
Outdoor Photography Magazine features the annual Great Outdoors Photo Contest. The 2013 contest represents the fourth annual challenge to find the best of nature’s beauty. The official contest launches January 8, 2013. Past contests include grand prize, first place, people’s choice and honorable mention winners. Recipient received outdoor and photography gear. Click here for more information.
Alaska Airline Magazine 2013 Photo Contest
The Alaska Airline and Horizon Edition magazine is accepting photos from amateur or professional photographers. Photos may include nature, urban, landscapes, wildlife or human interest themes. However, the contest prefers destinations that Alaska and Horizon Air serves. Applicants may provide up to three images. Top three winners will receive two free airline tickets. In addition, the top 10 finalists will be featured in the May 2013 magazine. Deadline is February 15, 2013. Click here for more information.
Itraveller.com Photo Contest
Itraveller.com is a holiday planning company that holds an annual photography contest. The 2012-2013 contest closes February 14, 2013. Prize includes a Canon point and shoot camera and recognition on itraveller.com facebook page. There is no entry limit. Click here for more information.
2013 Nature Photography Contest
This contest is open to world-wide applicants from age eight and over. Youth and adult division are available with categories including landscapes, plants and wildlife. One winner per division per category will be selected with a $100 cash prize and $50 photo procession gift certificate. Winners and finalists will also be displayed on the James Audobon website. Entry fee is $10 per photo. Maximum submission is up to three photos per applicant. Deadline is June 30, 2013. Click here for more information.