2024 Banff Mountain Photo Essay
Theme |Mountain-themed photo essays
Eligibility |Calling all Professional Mountain and Adventure Photographers
Entry Fees |FREE
Prizes |Cash Prize
Host |Banff Centre
The competition focuses on various aspects of mountain culture, including adventure, wildlife, sports, environment, and natural history. It seeks to highlight the diverse and dynamic nature of mountains and the communities, ecologies, and cultures that surround them. The photo essays are expected to be not just visually stunning but also narratively powerful, able to communicate a deeper understanding or perspective of the mountain world. This attribute makes the competition a platform not just for showcasing photographic skills but also for storytelling and cultural exchange.
Moreover, the Banff Mountain Photo Essay Competition stands as a significant opportunity for photographers to gain international recognition. The winning essay, along with selected entries, will be featured in the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, offering wide exposure. This exposure is not just limited to the photographic community but extends to a global audience of mountain and outdoor enthusiasts. The competition thus serves as a bridge between the art of photography and the diverse, global community of people who find inspiration and meaning in mountain landscapes.
The Grand Prize winner of the competition will receive $3,000 CAD. The winning entry will be recognized for its compelling storytelling through a series of images, each strong enough to stand alone yet collectively conveying a powerful narrative. The selected winner will be announced in June 2024, with entries judged on their effectiveness in conveying the mountain story through composition, technique, content, and originality.
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