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Contest Details


Submission Open in fall 2019

Awards - at the Frozen Frames event in December

Submission info

Photo Comp Criteria

  • All photos submitted must have been taken within 150km of the Golden area and the image location must be stated in your entry

  • All photos submitted must have been taken in winter of 2018/19

  • You can submit up to a maximum of 5 images for the competition. Please choose your best images

  • There are 3 categories: action sports, lifestyle, scenic

All images will be judged on the following aspects: 

  • Impact and promotion of winter life in the Golden area

  • Technical merit

The top 20 images as judged by the judging panel will be shown at the Frozen Frames event and entered into the Judge’s and People’s Choice awards.

Only one of the ‘Judge’s Choice’ prizes will be awarded to a single person.

All images (Judge’s and People’s Choice included) will be voted anonymously.

All images must be submitted in high quality JPG format at full original size.

Images must be either submitted by email or can be uploaded to the cloud based solution of your choice with a download link sent to

By submitting your image(s) for the competition, you grant Oatway Productions the right to use the image at the event. Winning images may be used for future promotional and marketing material and will include full credit to the photographer.

The photograph taken by the winner of the “people’s choice” award will also be printed and given to the draw prize winner.

No further compensation will be provided for images used.

All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them.

All photos entered by the closing date will judged by the judging panel to determine the winners.

Judging Criteria:


12 Points: WOW Factor

8 Points: Promotion of winter life in the Golden area

Technical Merit

8 Points: Composition

6 Points: Exposure & Lighting

6 Points: Depth of field & Focus

Judging Panel

Dave Best - Owner of Best Impressions Photography

Patrick Garbutt - Editor-in-Chief for Mountain Sledder Magazine

Jessie Oatway - Owner of Oatway Productions

Cash Prizes available for judges choice

$250 - 1st place

$150 - 2nd place

$100 - 3rd place

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