PATC-MS Annual Photo Contest

  • Thursday, November 07, 2013
  • Thursday, December 05, 2013
  • everywhere and anywhere there is climbing

It's that time of year again.   The PATC-MS photo contest is on!  Photos should be submitted to  If submitting more than one photo per email please tell us which picture is for which category.  Please insert photos in the body of the email and do not send them as attachments.

There are five categories that members will vote on.  The deadline for all submission is midnight on 08 December.  

Photos are judged by all attendees at the Holiday Party on 13 December.

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: "PATC-MS Red" Black Diamond Bullet Climbing/hydration pack


Alpine Climbing

Photos from Club members' Alpine expeditions from Mt. Washington to Rainier and beyond

Prize: Black Diamond Deploy Snow Shovel


Ice Climbing

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

Prize: 16cm Black Diamond Express Ice Screw


Rock Climbing

Photos from Club members' Rock Climbing trips from Great Falls, to Seneca, and beyond.

Prize: .75 Black Diamond X4 Camalot



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

Prize:  Large EMS Travel Duffel


The official rules 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 photos for a single category only.
  3. No more than 5 photos per member may be submitted - multiple submissions up to the total of 5 are permitted.
  4. Participants must be paid up members in good standing.
  5. Submitted photos must have been taken by the member making the submission or contain you (we won't turn away your summit photo if someone from another party took it).
  6. Photos must have been taken between 01 December 2012 and 08 December 2013.
  7. In making the submission, photographers agree to allow the PMC 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 and relayed to the club EXCOM.
  10. Member name and surname must be clearly distinguished by email and photos must be nominated for a category. Submissions may only be permitted by email.
  11. Background, context or accompanying stories for photos are welcome.

For inspiration you can see all of our past photo entries on the club's Flickr site: or on our Facebook page:

Please email us at the address above with any questions.

Good luck everyone!!!

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