Entering Ends 12/15/2021 at 11:59:59 PM | Voting Ends 1/15/2022 at 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time


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Grand Prize
Awarded to the best overall image from the Adult categories

  • $1000.00 Cash

Youth Award
Given to the best overall image from all of the Youth entries

  • $250.00 Cash

People's Choice Award
Given to the image with the highest number of online votes

  • $500.00 Cash

Category Awards
Given to the best image from each category as follows:

$250.00 Cash

$250.00 Cash

Indigenous Cultures
$250.00 Cash

Environmental Impact
$250.00 Cash

$250.00 Cash

Judge's Special Recognition Awards

Awarded in the judge's sole discretion to the best images not recognized in the primary categories above.

Includes over $4000 worth of product prizes from our Sponsors. Due to Sponsor shipping policies, some Sponsor prizes are limited to US Entrants only.

Special Tamron Image Award (Sponsored by Tamron, US Entrants only):

Choice of one for Sony mirrorless:

Tamron 20mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2, model F050, value $299

Tamron 24mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2, model F051, value $249

Tamron 35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2, model F053, value $249


SR Award #1-10 (Sponsored by Englewood Camera, US Entrants only)

$250 Gift Card for each selected image (10 images will be selected for awards)


SR Award #11 (Sponsored by Wimberley, US Entrants only)

MonoGimbal Head, value $179


SR Award #12 -14 (Sponsored by Skylum, US or International Entrants)

Luminar Neo, value $79 each (3 images will be selected for awards)


SR Award #15-17 (Sponsored by ThinkTank, US Entrants only, 3 images will be selected for awards)

BackStory 13 Backpack, value $189.75

Glass Limo Backpack, value $225.75

Turnstyle 20 Sling Bag, value $99.75


SR Award #18 (Sponsored by TopazLabs, US or International Entrants)

Image Quality Bundle (Sharpen AI, DeNoise AI, & Gigapixel AI), value $259.97


SR Award #19 (Sponsored by Acratech, To be Announced)
To be Announced

Recognition Opportunities
Winning images, and those with the highest scores as determined by the judge or online voting (on a case by case basis), will be eligible for inclusion in the Exhibition and other recognition opportunities:

    • Exhibition at the American Mountaineering Center (Digital Display during the 2022 Festival and Print Display during the 2023 Festival, and travel to other possible venues)

    • In our continuing partnership with the Denver Theatre District, select winning and finalist images (those that will display the best in this unique format) will be projected on the Daniels & Fisher Tower in Downtown Denver as a part of Night Lights Denver during February of 2022.

    • Publication on our Website and Social Media

    • Press Releases to Local and International Media

All Contest Entrants
Every Photographer who enters the contest will receive a Virtual Gift Bag with content and/or special offers from our Partners and Sponsors.

If you'd like to become a Sponsor or offer a Recognition Opportunity, please Contact Cheryl Opperman at photocontest@ceff.net or 303-829-9453

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