Calendar Photo Contest Winners

During the spring and early summer, the Seattle Branch Photography Committee held a calendar photo contest. Meet the winners and see the winning shots.
Anita Elder Anita Elder
Seattle Photography Committee Chair
August 23, 2017

During the spring and early summer, the Seattle Branch Photography Committee held a calendar photo contest. The rules were simple: we invited Seattle Branch members to submit photos portraying an activity of one of the club’s committees (photography, climbing, hiking, backpacking, skiing, sailing, kayaking and scrambling), to include landscape and nature photography.

Judging was conducted by two Mountaineers staff and an outside, local photography professional. Judging criteria was based on impact/interest, composition, technical quality, originality, artistic merit, and overall impact.

Twelve photographs were selected to be featured each month in a 2018 calendar. The winning photographers will receive a printed calendar with their winning photo in it, and the grand prize winner for the calendar cover photo also won a one-year subscription to Adobe Photoshop CC, which was generously donated by Adobe.

And The winners are:

  • Grand Prize (Cover) - Thomas Bancroft; Western Tanager at Flagler State Park
  • January - Jared Bowe; Boston Basin
  • February - Jan Abendroth; Logan
  • March - Michal Antolik; Towards Kangaroo Temple
  • April - Betsy Bertiaux; Lone Tree
  • May - Karen Portzer; Lake Wenatchee Fog and Boat
  • June - Heather Mack; Ruby Beach Sunset
  • July - Richard Lawrence; Full Moon Over Mt. Shuksan
  • August - Richard Lawrence; Punch Bowl Falls
  • September - Shauna McDaniel; Dawn Climbing
  • October - Ida Vincent; Night on Glacier Peak
  • November - Bill Warren; Rampart Ridge in Tonquin Valley
  • December - Michal Antolik; Cowlitz Rocks Route

Calendars will be on sale in the Seattle Mountaineers Bookstore starting  in October.