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Winter 17/18 Contributor Awards + Prizes Announced

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09.17.18

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Winter 17/18 Contributor Awards + Prizes Announced

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  • First place, Best Action Photo: Grand Montet: East Ridge.- Winter 17/18 Contributor Awards + Prizes Announced
  • Second place, Best Action Photo: Brunswick Mountain.- Winter 17/18 Contributor Awards + Prizes Announced
  • Third place, Best Action Photo: Mount Matier: North Face.- Winter 17/18 Contributor Awards + Prizes Announced
  • First place, Best Landscape Photo: Makua Beach.- Winter 17/18 Contributor Awards + Prizes Announced
  • Second place, Best Landscape Photo: Alkali Flat Trail.- Winter 17/18 Contributor Awards + Prizes Announced
  • Third place, Best Landscape Photo: Spring Creek Canyon.- Winter 17/18 Contributor Awards + Prizes Announced
  • First place, Best Adventure Description: Denali: West Buttress.- Winter 17/18 Contributor Awards + Prizes Announced
  • Second place, Best Adventure Description: Mount Athabasca.- Winter 17/18 Contributor Awards + Prizes Announced
  • Third place, Best Adventure Description: Vicksburg National Military Park.- Winter 17/18 Contributor Awards + Prizes Announced
  • Best First Adventure: Acatenango Volcano.- Winter 17/18 Contributor Awards + Prizes Announced
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That's right folks, awards season is upon us. With each summer and winter season passing at Outdoor Project, we round out the Contributor Rewards Program by recognizing the talented OP Contributor community - those individuals who have helped to build Outdoor Project and who have trudged those extra miles, stayed out longer to capture that perfect photograph, and who have generally gone above and beyond in storytelling and content creation on our platform.

Winter 17/18 was another unforgettable season at Outdoor Project. Both new and veteran contributors alike created 750 adventures ranging from southern border country river canyon runs to glacier climbs high above British Columbia's fjords, and everything in between. Distilled from that breadth of adventure guides, we're thrilled to announce the Winter 17/18  Contributor Awards Winners. Congratulations to all, and thank you to the OP Contributor community for sharing your deeply inspiring outdoor endeavors.

Last but not least, a huge thanks to our sponsors, MSR, KAVU and Zeal Optics who make awards like these a possibility.

Best Overall Adventure Submission

1. Santa Elena Canyon of the Rio Grande

By Jesse Weber. Prize: $500 credit for MSR product.

2. Backcountry Skiing the Baldy Knoll Yurt

By Calvin Perfall. Prize: $350 credit for MSR product.

3. Fosso Bianco

By Crystal Sibson. Prize: $250 credit for MSR product.

Best Action Photo

See the winning photos in the slideshow above.

  1. Grand Montets: East Ridge by Rini Sugianto. $300 credit for MSR product.
  2. Brunswick Mountain by Louis Otis. $200 credit for MSR product.
  3. Mount Matier by Tam McTavish. $100 credit for MSR product.

Best Landscape Photo

  1. Makua Beach by Dan Sherman. $300 credit for MSR product.
  2. Alkali Flat Trail by Blaine Hoppernath. $200 credit for MSR product.
  3. Spring Creek Canyon by Kyle Jenkins. $100 credit for MSR product.

Best Adventure Description

  1. Denali: West Buttress by Jacob Jirsa. $300 credit for MSR product.
  2. Mount Athabasca: The Silverhorn by Tam McTavish. $200 credit for MSR product.
  3. Vicksburg National Military Park by Karen Lee Ensley. $100 credit for MSR product.

Best First Adventure

Acatenango Volcano by Alan Pierce. $250 credit for MSR product.

Top 10 Pro Contributor Point Totals

  1. Shaun Hunter: 173 AP. Prize: $500 combined credit to MSR, KAVU and Zeal Optics.
  2. Denis LeBlanc: 166 AP. Prize: $500 combined credit to MSR, KAVU and Zeal Optics.
  3. Louis Otis: 158 AP. Prize: $500 combined credit to MSR, KAVU​​​​​​​ and Zeal Optics.
  4. Tam McTavish: 144 AP. Prize: $400 combined credit to MSR, KAVU​​​​​​​ and Zeal Optics.
  5. David Kerruish: 142 AP. Prize: $400 combined credit to MSR, KAVU​​​​​​​ and Zeal Optics.
  6. Kevin Murray: 142 AP. Prize: $400 combined credit to MSR, KAVU​​​​​​​ and Zeal Optics.
  7. Allison Herreid: 101 AP. Prize: $300 combined credit to MSR, KAVU​​​​​​​ and Zeal Optics.
  8. Jesse Weber: 83 AP. Prize: $300 combined credit to MSR, KAVU​​​​​​​ and Zeal Optics.
  9. Kyle Jenkins: 61 AP. Prize: $300 combined credit to MSR, KAVU​​​​​​​ and Zeal Optics.
  10. Rini Sugianto: 60 AP. Prize: $300 combined credit to MSR, KAVU​​​​​​​ and Zeal Optics.
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