The 2020 Mountain Photo Essay Competition is now open and accepting entries.The Mountain Photo Essay Competition is a program of Mountain Culture at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. They promote understanding and appreciation of the world’s mountain places  by creating opportunities for people to share and find inspiration in mountain experiences, ideas, and visions. Other Mountain Culture programs include the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival and World Tour, a Mountain Photography Residency, and their ten day, world renowned Adventure Filmmakers Workshop. Literary Arts at Banff Centre also hosts a three-week Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program.


This competition is open to photographers world wide.


 Submissions will be accepted in the form of photographic essays only.
 Images can depict any mountain story consisting of culture, adventure,wildlife, sport, environment or natural history.
 The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers.
 Only digital image files will be accepted.
 You must be the author and sole owner of the copyright for all images youenter.
 Images must have been taken within the last two year (2018 – 2020).
 Each photographic essay of up to five (5) images constitutes one entry.
 Entries will be judged on the basis of effectiveness in conveying the mountain story through composition, technique, content, and originality of well-edited images. They suggest you include only those images required to tell your story – unnecessary images may reduce the overall impact of your submission.

 1024 x 768 pixels; 72ppi
 JPG image files no larger than 1MB each. NB: Digital files larger than 1MB will be discarded – high resolution images are not required at the preliminary stage.
 Embedded sRGB colour space.
 No watermarking or digital mattes, frames, or borders.
 Photographer’s name should not be visible on images (every effort is made to judge entries based solely on the image without distractions).
 A short synopsis should be provided to describe your photo essay.


Around USD 1513.20 grand prize and an opportunity to attend the 2020 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival.

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