Photography Competition 2013

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It's time for the annual CAC photography competition! Yes, you can win fame and fortune with only a photograph! Winners to be announced at Reel Rock 2013 on December 4 at intermission.

What we want

Photographs! Awesome shots taken during adventures in wilderness.

Timing

  • Photos must be submitted between November 7 and November 21 to alpine.photocomp@gmail.com.

Prizes and judging

1st $100, 2nd $60, 3rd $40. The winners will be announced at Reel Rock 2013 on December 4 at intermission, so be there! Some number of other worthy photographs will be publicly displayed, such as during orientation in September 2014.

The judges include CAC officers and award-winning fine art nature photographer Floris Van Breugel.

Results!

First place went to Patrick Sanan for a beautiful sunset shot of the Tetons taken as he drove home to California from an internship in Chicago. Second place went to Hamik Mukelyan for a top-down shot of Danica Marsden leading Bird of Fire, a popular 5.10a route in Joshua Tree in California. Richard Doren claimed third place for a shot taken en-route to the base camp of the photogenic peak Alpamayo.

Photographer: Patrick Sanan. Sunset on The Tetons
Photographer: Hamik Mukelyan. Danica Marsden on Bird of Fire
Photographer: Richard Doren. To Alpamayo base camp

Submission details

  • Up to three photographs (.jpeg, each sized down to <5 MB)
  • Please mention your affiliation to Caltech or JPL in the email and attach subject and location of the photos.
  • Standard image adjustments (cropping, brightness, contrast, sharpness, saturation), stitching(panorama) and multiple exposure bracketing are allowed
  • Entries to be e-mailed to alpine.photocomp@gmail.com with the subject line "submission : <participant name>" . Questions can be directed to the same e-mail address under the subject "query".
  • There is a 'zero bounce' policy on submissions. Ensure your submission is finalized and in order before pressing send.
  • Participants must be affiliated with Caltech or JPL.
  • Previous winning entries from past CAC photography competition may not be resubmitted this year.
  • We prefer photos from events during the last year, though older photos are also allowed.

FAQ

Submission details updated. Shoot us an email at under the subject "query" if you have questions.

  • Do the photos have to be backcountry? Is Joshua Tree okay? Yes. We are looking for any sort of experience outdoors!
  • Is climbing okay? Yes.

Fine print

Caltech Alpine Club reserves the right to reproduce all entries (with attribution) for any CAC publication in any medium.