Photo Contest

Backyard adventures


Many of us in Vermont and throughout New England are lucky enough to simply head out our backdoor's for a winter adventure. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many have been rediscovering the natural gifts in our neighborhood and woods. With the spirit of backyard adventures in mind, MRVBC asked adventurers to share their backyard adventures with submissions to our photo contest.


Here are the Photo Contest winners...

1st Place - Nora McDonough

$100 Gift Card to Outdoor Gear Exchange

2nd Place - Rebecca LaFaver

$50 Gift Card to Clearwater Sports

3rd Place - Holly Miller

$25 Gift Card to Lawson's Finest Liquids

Honorable Mention - Holly Miller

MRVBC Hat

Honorable Mention - Katrina Howe

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Honorable Mention - Katrina Howe

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Honorable Mention - Nora McDonough

MRVBC Hat

Honorable Mention - Todd Shapera

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Criteria

Any photo taken by you during a winter recreational outing (skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing) that you embarked upon from your backdoor (or front), leaving the car in the driveway. Photos don't need to be taken in the Mad River Valley, but must be a "backyard" in New England. MRVBC membership is not required to enter. MRVBC Board members and Advisory Committee Members (including their immediate family) do not qualify for this contest.

Prizes

1st Prize $100 Gift Certificate to Onion River Outdoors

2nd Prize $50 Gift Certificate to Clearwater Sports

3rd Prize $25 Gift Certificate to Lawson’s Finest Liquids


Honorable mentions – MRVBC hat

Judging

The MRVBC Board of Directors will select the top ten (10) photos and a blind jury will choose the winners and honorable mentions.

How to Enter


Step 1: Make sure your photos qualify (see criteria above) and are in the right format.

  • Photos must be in JPEG, PNG, or TIFF format

  • Submit up to three (3) photos

Step 2: Submit photo(s) using this electronic form (you must be logged into a Google account to use this form to upload photos). Having trouble? Send an email to photocontest@mrvbc.org and we'll make other arrangements as needed.


All submissions must be received by 5:00PM EST, February 28 , 2021


Note: By entering the contest you are giving the Mad River Valley Backcountry Coalition (MRVBC) and Catamount Trail Association (CTA) permission to use the photos for publicity and promotion. Use of photos will be credited and you retain all other rights to your photos.