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Summer 2014 Awards + Prizes Announced!

01.19.15

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  • 1st Prize Best Adventure Submission: Green River, Labyrinth Canyon, Utah.- Summer 2014 Awards + Prizes Announced!
  • 2nd Prize Best Adventure Submission: Elkhorn Crest, Oregon.- Summer 2014 Awards + Prizes Announced!
  • 3rd Prize Best Adventure Submission: Middle Sister, East Approach, Oregon.- Summer 2014 Awards + Prizes Announced!
  • 4th Prize Best Adventure Submission: Kirby Park, California.- Summer 2014 Awards + Prizes Announced!
  • 5th Prize Best Adventure Submission: Fern Ridge, Fisher Butte Unit, Oregon.- Summer 2014 Awards + Prizes Announced!
  • 1st Prize Best Photo (Action): Mount Rainier from Enchantment Lakes, Washington.- Summer 2014 Awards + Prizes Announced!
  • 2nd Prize Best Photo (Action): Olallie Trail, Oregon.- Summer 2014 Awards + Prizes Announced!
  • 3rd Prize Best Photo (Action): Port Angeles, Washington.- Summer 2014 Awards + Prizes Announced!
  • 4th Prize Best Photo (Action): South Early Winter Spire, Washington.- Summer 2014 Awards + Prizes Announced!
  • 5th Prize Best Photo (Action): Lake Serene, Washington.- Summer 2014 Awards + Prizes Announced!
  • 1st Prize Best Photo (Landscape + Wildlife): Mount Whitney, Mountaineers Route, California.- Summer 2014 Awards + Prizes Announced!
  • 2nd Prize Best Photo (Landscape + Wildlife): Monarch Trail, California.- Summer 2014 Awards + Prizes Announced!
  • 3rd Prize Best Photo (Landscape + Wildlife): Matthieu Lakes, Oregon.- Summer 2014 Awards + Prizes Announced!
  • 4th Prize Best Photo (Landscape + Wildlife): Clark Island.- Summer 2014 Awards + Prizes Announced!
  • 5th Prize Best Photo (Landscape + Wildlife): Sucia Island, Fox Point, Washington.- Summer 2014 Awards + Prizes Announced!
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With much anticipation, we're excited to announce the award and prize winners from the Summer 2014 season. In fact, we added over 500 adventures over the summer, an incredible accomplishment in and of itself. Here we extend thanks to those most active in our community for making Outdoor Project what it is. Most of the content found on Outdoor Project has been published with the help and hard work of our Contributors. These individuals are experienced photographers, videographers, writers, and outdoor adventurers who have elected to share their expertise with us to help make Outdoor Project the best resource for outdoor adventure. In return they take part in the Contributor Rewards Program, and every season (summer and winter) we acknowledge their hard work and efforts.

We'd like to extend many thanks to Pro Photo Supply, NW Alpine and GoPro for providing many of the prizes listed below!

 

 

Most Adventures Published

Determined by Adventures Points (AP). 1 adventure equals roughly 4.5 AP.

  1. Heron Marychild (Elite Contributor): 270 AP. PRIZE: $600 Pro Photo Supply Gift Card + NW Alpine Belay Jacket.
  2. John Cody (Elite Contributor): 235 AP. PRIZE: GoPro Hero 4, Black Edition + $200 REI Gift Card + NW Alpine Fast/Light Jacket.
  3. Dave Collins (Elite Contributor): 200 AP. PRIZE: $500 REI Gift Card + NW Alpine Fast/Light Jacket.
  4. Gina Teichert (Elite Contributor): 130 AP. PRIZE: $400 REI Gift Card + NW Belay Jacket.
  5. Halvor Tweto (Elite Contributor): 87 AP. PRIZE: $350 Pro Photo Supply Gift Card + NW Alpine Fast/Light Jacket.
  6. Matt Leidecker (Elite Contributor): 84 AP. PRIZE: GoPro Hero 4, Black Edition+ NW Alpine Fast/Light Jacket.
  7. Brandon Katcher (Elite Contributor): 80 AP. PRIZE: $150 REI Gift Card + NW Alpine Belay Jacket.
  8. Robyn Anderson (Elite Contributor): 76 AP. PRIZE: $100 REI Gift Card + NW Alpine Fast/Light Jacket.
  9. Shane Kucera (Elite Contributor): 69 AP. PRIZE: $50 REI Gift Card + NW Alpine Fast/Light Jacket.
  10. Anzelina Coodey (Sponsored Contributor): 53 AP. PRIZE: NW Alpine Black Spider Hoody
  11. Jessica Beauchemin (Sponsored Contributor): 48 AP. PRIZE: NW Alpine Fast/Light Jacket.
  12. Rini Sugianto (Sponsored Contributor): 43 AP. PRIZE: NW Alpine Black Spider Hoody
  13. Michael Sawiel (Sponsored Contributor): 42 AP. PRIZE: NW Alpine Black Spider Hoody
  14. Eric Adsit (Sponsored Contributor): 38 AP. PRIZE: NW Alpine Belay Jacket.
  15. Zachary Smith (Sponsored Contributor): 30 AP. PRIZE: NW Alpine Black Spider Hoody

Best Adventure Submission

As voted by the Outdoor Project staff.

1. Green River, Labyrinth Canyon

By Justin Michael. PRIZE: $200 REI Gift Card. Submission was selected because of the rich storytelling narrative of the photography and writing. Writing is extremely informative and thorough. Adventure expands Outdoor Project's geographic horizons, is novel, and extremely inspirational.

2. Elkhorn Crest

By Zachary Smith. PRIZE: $50 REI Gift Card + $50 Pro Photo Supply Gift Card. Submission was selected for the in-depth and rich photo-editorial documentation in a geographic region which is so often overlooked. With a complex diversity of photography ranging from flora, fauna, macro, telephoto and wide-angle shots, Zach brings the Elkhorns to life.

3. Kirby Park

By John Cody. PRIZE: $50 REI Gift Card. With impressive photography, John makes the ordinary park that many might drive past come to life. Several photos make the park appear extraordinary, including this shot of a sea otter which are making a comeback in the Monterey Bay area.

4. Middle Sister, East Approach

By Michael Sawiel. PRIZE: $25 REI Gift Card. Submission was selected for a Trip Report that touches on all the aspects of an arduous adventure while remaining concise and free of necessary editorial modifications. Photography is rich, informative, varied and gives a deep sense of place.

5. Fern Ridge, Fisher Butte Unit.

By Heron Marychild. Submission was selected because it sheds light on one of Oregon's iconic wilderness preserves through great photography of its rich wildlife. Fisher Butte Unit was also selected because it does not stand alone as a submission on Outdoor Project but is also a critical closing chapter in documenting the entire Fern Ridge wildlife complex.

Nominees for Best Adventure Submission also included:

Best Adventure (Team Submission)

As voted by the Outdoor Project staff. This is a an introduction to a new category, no prizes just yet, but we are excited about the idea of Contributors/community members working together and will look to bolster and emphasis over the coming years.

1. Salmon River Canyon

By Eric Adsit + Oregon Field Guide.

2. Enchantments Through Hike

By Michael Sawiel + Brad Lane.

3. Colchuck Lake Trail

By Ariana Herrick-Kunitz, Shane Kucera, Andrew Stohner + Tyson Gillard.

Best Photo Submission

Action Theme, as voted by the Outdoor Project staff. See photos in top slideshow.

  1. Enchantment Lakes via Snow Lake by Eric Guth. PRIZE: $75 REI Gift Card.
  2. Olallie Trail by Heron Marychild. PRIZE: $50 REI Gift Card.
  3. Port Angeles by Tyler Yates. PRIZE: $25 REI Gift Card.
  4. South Early Winter Spire, Southwest Rib by Chris Kalman.
  5. Lake Serene by Hannah Wahl.

Landscape + Wildlife Theme, as voted by the Outdoor Project staff. See photos in top slideshow.

  1. Mount Whitney, Mountaineers Route by Rini Sugianto. PRIZE: $75 REI Gift Card.
  2. Monarch Trail by John Cody. PRIZE: $50 REI Gift Card.
  3. Matthieu Lakes by Michael Sawiel. PRIZE: $25 REI Gift Card.
  4. Clark Island by Matthew Williams.
  5. Sucia Island, Fox Point by Shane Kucera.

Best Video Submission

As voted by the Outdoor Project staff. See videos below.

  1. Mount Whitney, Cottonwood Pack Station by Brandon Katcher. PRIZE: $75 REI Gift Card.
  2. Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge by Race Jones. PRIZE: $50 REI Gift Card.

Best Trip Report

As voted by the Outdoor Project staff.

  1. Green River, Labyrinth Canyon by Justin Michael. PRIZE: $75 REI Gift Card.
  2. Chinidere Mountain + Wahtum Lake by Zachary Smith. PRIZE: $50 REI Gift Card.
  3. Little Grayback + Mule Mountain Loop by Heron Marychild. PRIZE: $25 REI Gift Card.
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