Contributor Application Form


Contributor Program Overview

Adventure content that lives on Outdoor Project is born from the passions, talents, dedication, and vision of Outdoor Project Contributors. These individuals are the photographers, writers and storytellers who have elected to share their adventures and expertise with the Outdoor Project Community in an effort to build the very best resource for outdoor adventure information and inspiration. Contributors can opt to participate in our Contributor Rewards Program, which includes earning into a program to  get paid for submitting adventure guide content, pro deal discounts for outdoor gear and apparel, gift cards/credits to outdoor retailers and meaningful seasonal awards and prizes. We’re seeking active outdoor enthusiasts and inspired photographers/storytellers to share their adventures and help create the best outdoor adventure resource out there. If you would like to join in and help build this lively, active community, we’d love to hear from you. 

August 2020 Update: 

We are currently in the process of revising the Contributor Rewards Program. The updated program will launch at the start of the Winter 20/21 Season on November 1, 2020. Currently and for the remainder of the 2020 Summer Season (until 10/31/20), we are running our Adventure Deeper campaign inspiring contributors to get off the beaten path and further away from the trailhead. In Adventure Deeper you can get paid for eligible adventures submissions after submitting your first three qualifying adventures (and for those first three you earn a membership to Outdoor Prolink and pro deal level discounts for over 100 outdoor gear brands). Eligible adventures include hiking/backpacking, mountaineering, and past season backcountry ski/splitboard/snowshoe adventures. Adventures must be 3 miles or more in length and/or climb greater than 1,500 feet in elevation to qualify. Apply to become a contributor for details.