Photo Contest 2017 - Olympia Branch

We're hosting an Olympia Photo Contest in 2017 open to all Olympia Branch members. Submit your photos by October 1, 2017.
Donna Kreuger Donna Kreuger
Olympia Branch Super Volunteer
July 12, 2017
Photo Contest 2017 - Olympia Branch
2016 Photo Contest winner - Ginger Sarver

Olympia Branch members: we want your BEST - photos that is! We're hosting a photo contest and we can't wait to show off your great photography skills to our community. Follow the instructions below to submit photos in one of 8 categories to win recognition and eternal bragging rights.

Who can participate?

Any member of the Olympia Branch of The Mountaineers may submit their photos.

Subject Matter

Only photos taken by active Mountaineer members may be submitted. The activity must be posted on the Mountaineers website.

Submission Categories

  • Hiking and Backpacking
  • Climbing and Scrambling
  • Mountaineering Oriented First Aid and Conservation
  • Natural World
  • Wilderness Skills and Navigation
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Winter Travel
  • Youth Activities


1st and 2nd place in each category and an overall Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion. Winners will receive recognition on The Mountaineers’ website, at the annual banquet and in similar outlets.


Submit by email to Dee Ann Kline Ensure the subject line reads: Olympia Branch Photo Contest. Images must be submitted in JPEG format. If you wish to submit via USB or thumb drive, contact Dee Ann. Each photo must be labeled with a title, your name, general location and the submission category.


October 7, 2017 by 5pm


Submission Limits: 10 per person total across all categories (We want your BEST). Categories: A photo may only be submitted in one category. The submitter will allow The Mountaineers to use photos in any Mountaineers publication, display or online media. Do not send photos that were entered in previous Olympia Mountaineers Photo contests. If less than 8 photos are received in more than one category, the photos will be judged in a new “Miscellaneous” category.

Judges include one Olympia Mountaineer member (not submitting photos) and 2 outside judges.


Dee Ann Kline (coordinator and contact person):, Greg Lovelady, Note to participants: Photos may be selected for future use by branch leadership for Mountaineers educational purposes.

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Tess Wendel
Tess Wendel says:
Jul 17, 2017 12:49 PM

And if you are digging through your photos and happen to come across some photos of locations in our routes/places database that don't have photos to forget to send to or if you are on the route/place you can click on the "Send us updates, images and resources" link.