Above: "Mt. Utsayantha," taken from the top of the Mt. Utsayantha Fire Tower in Stamford by Christopher Mooney, the third-place winner of last year's 2014 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest.
The contest is closed! Check out all the entries on Facebook and Flickr. Winners will be announced when the 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide publishes in late May 2015. -- Ed.
For the new edition of the Catskills Outdoor Guide, coming out in May, we're holding a 2015 version of the Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest, once again sponsored by the Peekamoose Restaurant & Tap Room in Big Indian.
Last year, a whopping 68 entries flooded in, all of them fabulous. (Check them out here.)
Winners will be featured in the 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide, and one grand prize winner gets a $75 gift certificate to the Peekamoose.
These contests are always a blast. See your work in print, and maybe even on one of the four covers -- one for each season -- that we have planned for the 2015 edition of the Outdoor Guide. Spread the word! You've got exactly two weeks to email us the perfect shot.
Also, since we're talking about the Catskills Outdoor Guide: Buy an ad! Space is going fast. Call 845-481-0155 to order.
Here's how the contest works:
Share photos of a Catskills outdoor experience by 11:59 p.m. on March 20, 2015. Points for photos that include people, animals and action shots, as well as bright colors. Humor and originality are always excellent, too.
To submit, your photo must:
- Be at least 2 megabytes (MB) in size
- Feature a Catskills outdoor experience
- Be sent via email to email@example.com (entries submitted any other way, including Facebook or Flickr, will not be accepted)
- Include your name, the location where it was taken, and the date it was taken
Submit your photo before 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2015. Only one entry is allowed per person.
Winners will be announced in May. One grand prize winner gets a a $75 gift certificate to the Peekamoose in Big Indian.
The fine print:
No purchase is necessary to enter or win this contest. Contest begins on Friday, March 6, 2015, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2015. To enter, you must be 18 and live in New York State. To enter the contest, email a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Limit one entry per person. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Contestants grant the Watershed Post and the Catskills Outdoor Guide the right to publish their photos and their names in print and online. Entry must be the original work of the contestant, must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person and must not violate any law. We reserve the right to disqualify any entry for any reason. All entries will be judged based on judges’ determination of creativity, wittiness, and beauty. The top scoring entry will be declared the contest winner. The prize — a gift certificate to the Peekamoose Restaurant & Tap Room in Big Indian — is worth $75. The winner will be notified by email by in May and will be provided with instructions for redeeming the prize.