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14-gpmg_mcpc_logo_NoGPMG.jpg Amateur and professional shutterbugs are welcome-and the reward is a tear-sheet in Outside Magazine (and some coin) and/or a GoPro: Premium Kit. All competitors receive credentials for access not granted to the general public. Once you've clicked your way around four days of athletes, art, music and mountains, submit up to five photos (three GoPro photos + 2 anything goes) to be judged by our panel of professional sport and outdoor photographers in the following categories:


2014 Photo Comp Winners

 

PERFORMANCE
The sports and action images that define the Mountain Games: Action.


* Photographers can submit one additional GoPro photo to the Performance category in addition to other submissions.

VIBE
Details, humor and the personality of the Mountain Games: Mood.

* Photographers can submit one additional GoPro photo to the Vibe category in addition to other submissions.

GOPRO MOMENTS
100% GoPro, 100% #Rad. GoPro photos and images uniquely GoPro Mountain Games. Get creative.

Mountain Click Judges

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Thursday - Sunday
June 5-8, 2014

TIME & CATEGORIES:
June 5, 10am - (Start)
June 6, 8am - (Start)
June 7, 8am - (Start)
June 8, 8am - (Start)

LOCATION:
Throughout The Event

PRICE:

All Categories:
2/17 - 3/16: $50
3/17 - 5/16: $55
5/17 - 6/08: $60

Online registration closes at 12:00am on Monday, June 9th or earlier if the event sells out.

All events have a limited capacity and will fill up quickly.  Please register early to ensure you receive an athlete gift bag.  Late or on-site registrations may not receive SWAG.

DOCUMENTATION:

PRIZES:

Performance Category:
1st - $800 + Photo Featured in Outside Magazine
2nd - $400
3rd - $125
Best GoPro Photo -  GoPro: Premium Kit (Hero3, LCD Screen, Battery Pack, SD Card, MTB mount kit)

Vibe Category:
1st - $800 + Photo Featured in Outside Magazine
2nd - $400
3rd - $125
Best GoPro Photo -  GoPro: Premium Kit (Hero3, LCD Screen, Battery Pack, SD Card, MTB mount kit)

GoPro Moments Category:
1st - $800 + Photo Featured in Outside Magazine + GoPro: Premium Kit (Hero3, LCD Screen, Battery Pack, SD Card, MTB mount kit)
2nd - $400
3rd - $125

You can win in multiple categories. Any individual photographer can submit up to 5 photos. A GoPro photo in each category in addition to any image, shot on any camera, in the Performance and Vibe categories.

PERFORMANCE:
A single image of any of the competitions, competitors, courses or scene from a competition in the Games-Action.
- Each photographer can also submit one GoPro image in the performance category in addition to whatever image they choose.

VIBE:
A single image that captures the spirit or energy of the Games; can be from any activity or surrounding event-Mood.
- Each photographer can also submit one GoPro image in the vibe category in addition to whatever image they choose.

GOPRO MOMENTS:
A single image, captured on a GoPro Camera uniquely GoPro Mountain Games.

Photos Due:
Monday, June 16, 2014

Judging Period:
June 17 - June 27

Winners Announced:
Tuesday, July 1 by 5pm

NOTES:

ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY
Save $5 by registering online before 3/17/14
Spend $5 MORE by registering online 3/17/14 - 5/16/14
Spend $10 MORE by registering online 5/17/14 - 6/8/14

ON-SITE ONLINE REGISTRATION
During Event Registration hours you may use one of our self-service kiosks to register ONLINE.  To avoid any registration delays we highly recommend registering in advance ONLINE.

ATHLETE CHECK-IN
All registrants must sign liability and release waivers when checking in to receive their bib.  We advise all athletes to check in for their event the day prior to competing or at least two (2) hours prior to the start of their competition.  Please see Event Registration hours.  All registrants must be present at check in to receive their bib.  Bibs will NOT be given to family, friends, or coaches.  Organizers will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, or misdirected registrations or for registrations not received for any reason, including, without limitation, failure or malfunction of any communications, network or equipment or computer software or hardware.

REGISTRATION MODIFICATIONS
Any modification to a registration must be completed by Sunday, June 1st.  All changes will be subject to a $20 change fee.  Please note that participants can NOT change their name, address or in any way transfer a registration to another individual.

EVENT REGISTRATION
Location: Golden Peak Lodge at Golden Peak
Wednesday, June 4th 9am - 5pm
Thursday, June 5th 9am - 5pm
Friday, June 6th 9am - 7pm
Saturday, June 7th 6am - 6pm
Sunday, June 8th 6am - 2pm

All events have a limited capacity and will fill up quickly.  Please register early to ensure you receive an athlete gift bag.  Late registrations may not receive SWAG.

CONCEPT:
The Mountain Games continue to set the standard and push the envelope in the outdoor industry. For the 2013 Mountain Click photography competition, photographers will have four days to take photos during the Mountain Games. At the conclusion of these four days, photographers will submit their top photo for each category, in addition to an optional GoPro image in performance and vibe, to the judging panel made up of professional sport and outdoor photographers. A maximum of five photos may be submitted, one in each of the following categories: Performance, Vibe and GoPro Moments in addition to a GoPro image in the performance and vibe categories (5 total images). The top three winners in each category will share the prize purse of almost $4,000. The best GoPro image submitted to the Performance and Vibe categories will will a GoPro prize pack of "Everything We Make."

HOW TO ENTER:
All interested persons can pre-register on the Mountain Games website at www.mountaingames.com. Registration will also be available at Main Registration. Organizers will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, or misdirected registrations or for registrations not received for any reason, including, without limitation, failure or malfunction of any communications network or equipment or computer software or hardware.

This is an individual competition, and all photographers must check in at registration during the competition to sign their liability release and receive their photo comp credential.

RULES

EQUIPMENT:
Photographers will be responsible for providing all equipment needed to compete. All images in the GoPro Moments category must be captured on a GoPro camera.

COMPETITION:
1) Competition will begin at 9am (mst), Thursday, and end at 5pm (mst), Sunday. Any photos taken before or after these times will not be eligible and the photographers work will be disqualified.

2) This is a unique event where there is not an official "start line" but we know competitors will begin shooting at 9am on Thursday. For this reason and not to limit competitors, ALL photographers, even those pre-registered, must check-in at a Main Registration at some time during the competition prior to 10am, Sunday. This is to sign their liability waiver and receive their photo comp credential. There will be no onsite registration for Mountain Click competitors at the individual competitions.

3) Upon completion of the Mountain Games, photographers will email their best image for each category in which they wish to compete, for a maximum of five images total (photographers can submit an additional photo in performance and vibe that was taken on a GoPro camera). Images must be received in the Mountain Click inbox no later than 5pm (mst) on Monday, June 17, 2014. Email: mountainclick@gmail.com. Photos must be saved by CATEGORY'S CODE, FIRST INITIAL and LAST NAME. Category Codes: Performance-P; Vibe-V; GoPro Moments-GM. (Example for Zach Thompson's submittals: PZThompson, VZThompson, GMZThompson.) Competitors not wishing to submit one image in each category may submit multiple images in any category with a maximum of three images total for the contest. If photographers feel one image falls into multiple categories, they may submit the same image in multiple categories by properly labeling the photo files as indicated above. A completed judging sheet listing competitors' final rank will be made available on www.mountaingames.com at the conclusion of the Mountain Click competition.

4) Photographers work will be judged by a jury of sport and photography professionals. (Learn more about the judges at www.mountaingames.com)
The following three categories will comprise the competition:

Performance -
the sports and action images that define MG-Action.

Vibe
- Details, humor and the personality of MG-Mood.

GoPro Moments -
100% GoPro. Anything goes, as long as it's shot on a GoPro.

All entries submitted to mountainclick@gmail.com will be posted on the MG Flickr account. In an effort to encourage that the images are of the highest integrity, no digital manipulation - other than standard digital processing, color adjustment, exposure and dust removal - will be allowed, (basic "cleaning up.") Black & White and Sepia Tone images are allowed in the Performance and Vibe categories.
In our third category, GoPro Moments, only images captured on a GoPro will be considered.

5) Photos should be taken with a digital camera. Recommended minimum image size for competition is 10" or 3,000 pixels (on the longest side) sRGB Jpeg at 300ppi (pixels per inch).

6) Photographers will not be given special treatment or access to restricted areas throughout the venues. In order to submit photos for judging, photographers must register, pick up their registration packet, sign liability and receive their photo competition credential. Mountain Click competitors may enter certain shooting areas, but any competitor may be denied access at any time, for any reason by a MG staff member or security personnel. Per MG's permit usage agreement with the US Forest Service, competitors wishing to photograph the Steep Creek Championship will NOT be allowed special river bank access.

7) Any image not correctly prepared or suffering from image degradation due to over-compensation or over saturation will be rejected - be careful.

8) Copyright of photography entered in the competition will remain the property of the photographer. Photographers will release the rights of images entered in the competition to the Mountain Games/Vail Valley Foundation to publish and promote MG and/or the VVF. No third party issuance of the images will be granted by MG without written approval by the photographer.

Additional Rules and Information

PHOTOGRAPHER ELIGIBILITY:
The competition is open to all interested photographers regardless of state and/or country of residency. Competitors who are under the age of 18 must register with a parent or legal guardian. Photographers will be required to provide all their own equipment. Furthermore, competitors must abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations during their participation in the Mountain Games.

PARTICIPATION:
Competitors agree to be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of Organizers. Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any persons found tampering with, or otherwise abusing any aspect of the competition as solely determined by Organizers.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION:
Organizers will appoint judges and the decision of those judges will be final. There will be no review of scoring, even with the presence of TV cameras. Disputes with Organizers and/or appointed judges will result in disqualification.

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS:
Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any competitor for any reason, including, without limitation, acting in an unsafe, unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and/or with intent to intimidate, threaten or harass, or harm another person. All decisions with respect to the disqualification of an competitor shall be made by Organizers and/or appointed judges. Failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may result in an competitor's disqualification and the forfeiture of his/her interest in any prize. Organizers reserve the right to amend these Official Rules at any time in its sole discretion, and competitors shall have no recourse for any such changes or for any failure (whether inadvertent or otherwise) by Organizers to follow the stated rules. In the event that the competition is canceled prior to the completion of the final event, no prizes will be awarded. If the Summer Mountain Game are cancelled prior to June 3, 2010 for any reason, competitors will be reimbursed only for his/her entry fee. Competitors will not be otherwise compensated for any costs or expenses associated with their participation in the competition. No other refunds will be issued for any reason.

ORGANIZERS:
The Mountain Games Mountain Click Photography Competition ("Photo Comp") will be organized and produced by staff from the Vail Valley Foundation "Organizers"). The decisions of Organizers regarding the selection and elimination of competitors, the selection of finalists and winners, and the production and administration of related events, and all other aspects of the Photo Comp, shall be final and binding in all respects. Organizers will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Photo Comp.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
For additional questions, please contact the Vail Valley Foundation at 970-777-2015 or info@vvf.org.

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AM EVENT
7:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 1
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11:00 BADASS Dash - Awards Ceremony - Elite Division
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2:00 BADASS Dash - Awards Ceremony - Recreation & Kids
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2:30 Vail Pass Half Marathon - Awards Ceremony
3:00 BADASS Dash - Awards Ceremony - K9
3:30 DockDogs Extreme Vertical - Start
3:30 X-Country Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Pro, Exp, SS
3:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Amateur Men/Women & Teams
3:45 X-Country Mountain Bike - All Jrs Categories, Beginners, Sport, All Masters Categories, All Vet Categories, UMC Amateur & UMC Teams
4:00 Slackline World Cup - Round 3
4:15 Kayak Freestyle - Finals
4:30 Bouldering World Cup - Finals
5:00 Down River Sprint - Awards Ceremony
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8:30 Free Yoga - Yoga Time
9:00 Adventure Village - Opens
9:00 DockDogs Speed Retrieve - Comp 1
9:00 Gerber Gear Town - Opens
9:00 River Town - Opens
9:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
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11:00 Paraclimbing Bouldering - Start
11:30 DockDogs Big Air - Wave 8
11:45 Youth Bouldering - Awards Ceremony
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