NATURE! Photo Contest

Friday, September 13, 2013

For Immediate Release

NATURE! Photo Contest

Colorado Springs, CO - Rocky Mountain Field Institute launches its first juried photo contest September 13, 2013. Rocky Mountain Field Institute completes ecological restoration throughout the Pikes Peak region with its mission to inspire public lands stewardship.

The theme for the competition, “NATURE!” challenges photographers of all skill levels to think about the dynamic between humans and the environment. Ranging from passion to rage to thrill to despair, our relationship with the environment is complicated by natural disasters such as wildfire and flooding. Categories include:

  • Reaction: images of the force of nature, including fires, floods, or other damage.
  • Rebirth: images that highlight the efforts to overcome devastating natural events.
  • Rejoice: images that showcase the beauty of our natural areas and the wonderful outdoors we enjoy.
  • Recreate: images that capture humans enjoying nature.
  • Youth: images encompassing the theme of the contest, taken by those 17 and younger

RMFI is looking for powerful images that capture the multi-faceted relationship between people and the natural environment. 2 images from each category will be selected as finalists. These images will be exhibited throughout November (including our annual Fall ShinDIG at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center), culminating in a final exhibit on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the Business of Art Center (515 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO). A grand prize winner will be chosen by public vote and announced at the final exhibit. The final exhibit is an Indy Give! event hosted in partnership with the BAC, UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, and Concrete Couch.

HOW TO ENTER: Entry fee is $10/jpeg. 3 jpegs for $25. Thereafter, $7.50 for any additional images. Please submit entries to [email protected]. Please pay entry fee online at or mail/deliver payment to RMFI: 815 S. 25th St, Ste 101, Colorado Springs, CO 80904. Deadline for submission is October 25, 2013.

Top entries will be decided by a panel of professional photographers and artisans. Chosen entries will need to be printed, mounted and framed by photographer to be displayed throughout November (name and contact information may be included). Prizes include much laud and fanfare from RMFI, your name in lights and in our e-news, and the prestige of having won.

For more information or questions please contact 719-471-7736 or [email protected]

Rocky Mountain Field Institute is dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of public lands in Southern Colorado through volunteer-based ecological restoration projects, environmental education and restoration research. Learn more at