2017 PATC-MS Annual Photo Contest

  • Saturday, December 16, 2017
  • 7:00 PM
  • everywhere and anywhere there is climbing


It's that time of year again.  The 2017 PATC-MS Annual Photo Contest is on!  Photos should be submitted to Sylvain La at webmaster@patcms.org. Please tell us picture is for which category when you email. There is no registration for this event; just send in your photos to participate.

There are six categories that members can enter their photos for.  The deadline for all submission is Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 11:59 pm..  

Photos are judged by all attendees at the Holiday Party on December 16, 2017.

The categories and prizes are:

Club Colors

Club members proudly displaying the PATC-MS logo whether it be stickers, flags, shirts, or even "PATC-MS" written on a piece of paper.

Prize: ??


Alpine Climbing

Photos from Club members' Alpine expeditions 

Prize: ??


Ice Climbing

Photos from Club members' Ice Climbing trips from the Daks to Ouray and beyond.

Prize:  ??


Rock Climbing

Photos from Club members' Rock Climbing trips from Great Falls, to Seneca, the New River Gorge, etc.

Prize: ??


Rock climbing: Far away places

Photos from Club members' climbing expeditions beyond our usual haunts (local crags, Seneca, the Gunks/New, etc.).

Prize: ??


An all-around category of funny shots, antics at the crag, etc

Prize:  ??


The official rules for submission are as follows:

  1. Only quality digital photos that are around 2 MB in size are accepted.  We will be printing these up so the bigger the file size, the better it will print.
  2. Photos do not need to be spread across categories; a member is free to submit all 6 photos for a single category only.
  3. Multiple submissions per member are accepted up to the total of 6.
  4. Participants must be paid up members in good standing.
  5. Submitted photos must have been taken by the member making the submission or have the member in the photo (we won't turn away your summit/crushing it photo if someone from another party took it).
  6. Photos must have been taken between 11 December 2016 and 10 December 2017.
  7. In making the submission, photographers agree to allow the PATC-MS to distribute and display the photos at will with acknowledgement of the photographer given where possible.
  8. Subject matter should be climbing and mountaineering-related pursuits undertaken outdoors.
  9. Nudity, profanity or generally offensive material will not be accepted, at the discretion of the organizer.
  10. Member  name and surname must be clearly distinguished by email and photos must be nominated for a category. Submissions are only accepted by email.
  11. Background, context or accompanying stories for photos are welcome.
  12. All photos are printed on standard A4 paper, so plan your photos (i.e. panoramics may be small) accordingly.

For inspiration you can see all of our past photo entries on the club's Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/potomacmountainclub/sets/ or on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PotomacMountainClub/photos_albums?ref=hl

For judging, all attendees may vote once per category at the holiday party.

Please email us at the address above with any questions.

Good luck everyone!!!

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