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Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining. We got to wondering what our mission statement conveys to others, so in February, we asked you to submit your photos for the chance to win a VIP Mountainfilm Festival package. The number, range, and beauty of the photos submitted was beyond impressive – in fact, the photos were so impressive we couldn’t choose a winner ourselves, so we asked for your help. Thanks to all of you, two winners have been chosen!

Congratulations to David Roberston, whose photograph, Osprey Fishing, is the Grand Prize Winner of our contest. We’re excited to congratulate David in person at Mountainfilm in just a few weeks.

Props also go to Olli Kanerva for Night in Hammaskaira – though his photo was the favorite, he’s unable to attend the festival as he lives in Finland and chose not to put the strain on the environment for such a short trip.

Thanks again to everyone who submitted photos – we hope to see you at Mountainfilm this Memorial Day Weekend!

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Even though the Grand Prize Winner for our photo contest has been chosen – by you! – we’re going to continue featuring some of our favorites here on the blog. Every week we’ll be bringing you another photo that in one way or another reflects our mission statement: educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining. We’ll be announcing the Grand Prize Winner next Thursday, so check back to see who won!

We chose this photo not only because it’s straight up beautiful, but also because it serves as a great reminder that huge, breathtaking expanses of nature (like Glacier National Park, for example, where the rock in this image was found) tend to contain innumerable microcosms that are just as beautiful as the larger whole. When the general beauty of an environment scales all the way down to the rocks in its rivers, the need to preserve it becomes all the more apparent.

Kayaking on Hubbard Lake, MI

Wave Back

Divide Wisdom

In this final round of our photo contest, we had even more amazing photos to choose from. The big congrats goes out to: Kayak, Wave Back and Divide Wisdom.

Stay tuned for our grand prize winner announcement at the end of this week. And if you haven’t already, go take a look at all of the excellent submissions in our Flickr pool; there’s some great travel and adventure inspiration in there.

As part of our photo contest, we’re featuring some of our favorites here on the blog. Every week we’ll be bringing you another photo that in one way or another reflects our mission statement: educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining.

We chose this photo because it speaks to us of the euphoria often felt watching the sun go down on a day spent outdoors, and also fills us with a sense of the unknown and exploration. Really, it’s a conversation worth sustaining: How can we initiate adventure in our lives? Do we take enough time for wilderness escapes and glorious sunsets? Every year, Mountainfilm hopes to inspire people to get outdoors, get involved, and challenge themselves, not only immediately after the festival, but for the rest of the year and beyond, as well.

For your chance to be featured on The Conversation and possibly win free gear, please submit your photo. More details here.

Mt Adams

As part of our photo contest, we’re featuring some of our favorites here on the blog. Every week we’ll be bringing you another photo that in one way or another reflects our mission statement: educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining.

We chose this photo for two reasons: one, the hard-earned mountaintop view of a glorious sunset fiendishly plucks on our adventure heartstrings; and two, we love that these guys are camped out with First Ascent gear. First Ascent helps people get to places like the one featured in this photo, and as Mountainfilm’s Presenting Sponsor, they also help us reach the people and places we do – we couldn’t be more grateful!

For your chance to be featured on The Conversation and possibly win free gear, please submit your photo. More details here.

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Remember that photo contest we’ve been hosting for the last three months??? As promised, we’re going to be giving away a VIP festival package complete with lodging. We’ve had so many excellent submissions, that we thought it only fair to get you to help us in choosing the grand prize winner!

We’ve selected ten of our favorite photos across the themes of Environments Worth Preserving, Cultures Worth Exploring, and Conversations Worth Sustaining. You’ve got until April 27th to vote on your favorite image, and come the beginning of May, we’ll announce the grand prize winner.

Scroll through to view all the photos and vote!

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Laysan Albatross and plastic

As part of our photo contest, we’re featuring some of our favorites here on the blog. Every week we’ll be bringing you another photo that in one way or another reflects our mission statement: educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining.

We chose this photo because it’s a clear demonstration of the terribly fragile balance between the environment and human consumption and waste.

Laysan, a Northwestern Hawaiian island uninhabited by humans, is home to numerous species of birds, plants, seals, and turtles. As is starkly evident in the photograph, all species – particularly avian species, including the Laysan albatross, finch, and duck – are heavily threatened by the trash and biohazardous material that washes up on Laysan’s shores. This problem is not just Hawaii’s, though; rather, it speaks to the interconnectedness and responsibility of nations worldwide. The trash depicted in this picture may well have originated in Japan and other countries quite geographically distant, and serves as a reminder that the environments worth preserving are not just our own.

For your chance to be featured on The Conversation and possibly win free gear and a VIP Festival Package, please submit your photo. More details here.

Umayyad Mosque

As part of our photo contest, we’re featuring some of our favorites here on the blog. Every week we’ll be bringing you another photo that in one way or another reflects our mission statement: educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining.

We chose this photo because it represents both an issue that matters and a culture worth exploring. The Western world’s relationship with Arabic nations is one of the most critical issues of the past century, and may very well remain so in this century.

Correspondingly, we have several special guests at Mountainfilm this year who will be exploring Arabic issues: Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea and Stones Into Schools, whose mission is to build schools in rural Afghanistan and Pakistan; Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, President Obama’s special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan; and George Packer, a staff writer for The New Yorker and author of, among other titles, Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq. All three special guests will give individual presentations throughout the weekend, and will host a joint conversation on Sunday.

For your chance to be featured on The Conversation and possibly winning free gear and a VIP Festival Package, please submit your photo. More details here.

MF Telluride

It’s time for the final round of prizes for our official photo contest!

Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining. That’s our mission statement and we think it nicely captures what we’re about. We wonder what it may convey to others.

To help us find out, we’re looking for photos that communicate either all or any part of our mission statement. What kind of photos do we expect to find? Anything from inspiring adventure photos to landscape shots of beautiful natural spaces to portraits of people taking action and working for positive change. The contest theme is broad because we want to see all the ways that our mission may speak to you.

As incentive to enter our Mountainfilm Photo Contest, we’re offering a chance for a little fame and fortune. Every week leading up to the contest, we’ll be featuring a photo on our blog, The Conversation.

First Ascent JacketWe’ll choose a couple winning shots at the end of the month and give away a First Ascent Mountain Guide jacket and a couple of sweet packs from our friends at Osprey.

Best of all, we’ll also be giving away our grand prize at the end of this month: a VIP festival pass and lodging. We’ve had so many excellent submissions and we want to you to help us pick the grand prize winner. In the next couple of weeks we’ll be asking you to vote on our top picks!

Want to submit? Just go to the Mountainfilm Flickr pool and upload your best shots. Be sure to include a description so we know where your picture was taken.

Good luck!

Sawtooth Mountains

Sawtooth Mountains

Deep Water Soloing

Deep Water Soloing

Bolivian Textiles in La Paz

Bolivian Textiles in La Paz

In the second portion of our photo contest we’ve had some amazing submissions. As usual, choosing wasn’t easy, but a big congrats goes out to these three amazing shots: Sawtooth Mountains, Deep Water Solo’ing, and Bolivian Textiles in La Paz.

Thanks to JanSport and Horny Toad for supplying prizes. Winners, we’ll be in touch!

Don’t stop submitting either; the third phase of our contest starts next week with gear from First Ascent and Osprey! And at the end of April we’ll also be selecting a grand prize winner… so be sure to get your best photos in!

You can submit by uploading your photos to our Flickr pool.

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