Alpinehikers Summer Photo Contest

Murren Eiger sunset

Upload your best travel photos to Alpinehikers’ SmugMug page by Friday, November 3, 2017 for a chance to win prizes and see your images on our website. The results are in… Check out our 2017 Photo Contest Winners

Contest Rules

  • Photo must have been taken on an Alpinehikers tour in the summer of 2017. All tours including guided and self-guided are eligible.
  • Submitted photographs must be the original work of the entrant.
  • Limit 5 entries per person.
  • Photo contest winners will be announced on the Alpinehikers website on Monday, December 4, 2017.


Types of Photos We are Looking For

Fun and unique images that capture the feeling and experience of an Alpinehikers’ tour.
Photos that are dynamic – with unconventional compositions and unique angles.
Photos where people and the landscape are shown in relationship with each other.
Photos that are rich with local flavor – showing texture, color, and objects that tell a story.


Photo Categories

Scenic – Images that capture the beauty and spirit of the natural landscape or cityscape.
Travelers – Engaging photos of groups or individuals while on an Alpinehikers tour.
Local Culture – The best of the Alps. Local culture, people, and traditions (what makes this region so unique!)



Photo entries will be judged based on creativity, quality, and originality. Judges will also be looking for compelling images that capture the beauty of the Alps and the feeling of adventure while on an Alpinehikers’ tour. Alpinehikers’ staff will choose the winners in each category.



Grand Prize Winner – chosen from all photo entries across all categories. A self-guided Rubicon Outdoors Tour (Alpinehikers’ sister organization) for 2 people – up to a $3000 value. Choose from one of our self-guided Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona Highlights, or Southern Utah tours.

Category Winners (Scenic, Travelers, Local Culture) – 1 prize for each Category. A $500 gift voucher for an Alpinehikers or Rubicon tour

How to Enter

Images must be upload on Alpinehikers’ SmugMug ‘Photo Contest 2017’ photo gallery by 5pm (EST), Friday, November 3, 2017.

Directions to upload to SmugMug

  • Please submit high-resolution images as .jpg images edited for the web, at least 1,500 pixels wide. Mobile phone photographs are exempt from this size requirement, but please submit at their highest resolution. If chosen as a finalist, Alpinehikers may request a higher-resolution photograph.
  • Name all images submitted with the photographer’s first name, last name, and image number (ie, Jane Smith 1, Jane Smith 2, Jane Smith 3, etc.)
  • If possible, caption your images before uploading (use a program like iPhoto, Lightroom, Window Photo Gallery, etc). Please add a short description of the image – including where the photo was taken, which tour you were on, and any fun or interesting information about the photo. This is a great place to share your hiking experiences related to your photos!



Upload your images here


You can also email us images and/or caption information at:, and we’ll take care of it from there. Thank you for entering the contest… good luck!

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