PDN: The Great Outdoor Photo Contest

One professional grand prize winner will receive a one-week photography workshop of their choice at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. ($2,200)

One amateur grand prize winner will receive a MatadorU full curriculum Photography Course and one year of MatadorAccess.

Eight professional and amateur first-place winners will each receive a $100 Adorama gift certificate and a $100 Canson Infinity gift certificate.

All professional first-place winners will receive a PhotoServe.com portfolio ($860 value).

All amateur first-place winners will receive one year of MatadorAccess.

All first-place winners will receive digital cameras.

Winning images will be featured in PDN’s August issue which has an additional print circulation to 5,000 photography industry creatives!

Winning images be printed and displayed at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show August 2-5, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The gallery will be on display for the event’s 21,000 attendees which includes 1,000 outdoor brand representatives and related media players. PDN’s Outdoor Photo Expo, a new trade show celebrating travel and location photography, is held nearby in Salt Lake City August 1-4, 2012.Winning images may be viewed by attendees of both trade shows-this is the world’s largest gathering of its kind!

Photo credits, from top: Michael DeYoung, Steve Baroch,
David Crockett.

TO ENTER THE CONTEST GO TO:  http://www.greatoutdoorscontest.com/bin/Register


  • Plants, Animals, Insects and Gardens
  • Beaches, Islands and Underwater
  • Scenes of the Natural World
  • Outdoor Sports and Activities
  • Parks and Safaris


April 26, 2012*


Professionals: $35
Amateurs: $12

* Late? Pay an additional $10 per image for the extended deadline: May 10, 2012. All entries received after 11:59 p.m. PST on April 26, 2012 will be charged an extended deadline fee of $10 per entry.


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