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MOUNTAIN CLICK PHOTO COMP

Amateur and professional shutterbugs are welcome and the reward is your photos featured in the November issue of Shutterbug Magazine and cash prizes! All competitors receive credentials for access not granted to the general public.

2015 Mountain Click Final Results

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MOUNTAIN CLICK | ANYTHING GOES

WINNING PHOTOS WILL RECEIVE $$ AND WILL BE FEATURED IN  SHUTTERBUG-Logo

Use any camera you like to capture and then submit a series of 3 images that represents your competitive gallery. Images should be of different sports, but keep a consistent style, color, or mood throughout your gallery.

Images may not be composited in any way. Basic tonal, contrast, and color adjustments are acceptable. Photos will be judged as an overall gallery and not as individual photos. Judges will be looking for:

  • Consistency of Gallery Submitted. Demonstrate a style, color tone, emotion, or look.
  • Diversity of Subject Matter. Images should be of different sports or activities to represent the entirety of the Gopro Mountain Games.
  • Uniqueness of Imagery. Images should have a unique perspective, location or subject matter.
  • Captue the Moment. Each image should capture the moment. The top of a jump, a smile, amazing crowd, a great splash, etc.
  • Natural Impact Full Editing Styles. We are not looking for over processed super saturated HDR imagery.

*Submission Instructions:

  • Submit images at 1800 pixels on the long edge at 300 dpi.
  • Name files MCC_"Your Name"_"Image sequence number"
  • Images may be taken on any camera.
  • *Must be submitted digitallySubmit photos to mountainclick@gmail.com

GOPRO MOUNTAIN CLICK

WINNING PHOTOS WILL RECEIVE $$$$ AND WILL BE FEATURED IN  SHUTTERBUG-Logo

Using a GOPRO camera capture and then submit a series of 3 images that represents your competitive gallery. Images should be of different sports, but keep a consistent style, color, or mood throughout your gallery.

Images may not be composited in any way. Basic tonal, contrast, and color adjustments are acceptable. Photos will be judged as an overall gallery and not as individual photos. Judges will be looking for:

  • Creativity Using the GoPro Camera. Mounting, shooting modes and style.
  • Diversity of Subject Matter. Images should be of different sports or activities to represent the entirety of the Gopro Mountain Games.
  • Uniqueness of Imagery. Images should have a unique perspective, location or subject matter.
  • Captue the Moment. Each image should capture the moment. The top of a jump, a smile, amazing crowd, a great splash, etc.
  • Natural Impact Full Editing Styles. We are not looking for over processed super saturated HDR imagery.

*Submission Instructions:

  • Submit images at 1800 pixels on the long edge at 300 dpi.
  • Name files GPMC_"Your Name"_"Image sequence number"
  • *Images MUST be taken on a Go Pro camera!
  • *Images submitted in the GOPRO Mountain Click Photo Comp may not be submitted in the Mountain Click | Anything Goes Photo Comp.
  • *Must be submitted digitallySubmit photos to mountainclick@gmail.com

ALL MOUNTAIN HONORARY MENTIONS (6)

Competitors may also (or only) submit one photo into each of the (6) All Mountain Honorary Mention categories below. GoPro and non-GoPro photos welcome! Photos submitted for the MOUNTAIN CLICK and GOPRO MOUNTAIN CLICK categories can ALSO be submitted to the categories below, however, it will need to be indicated during the submission process.

WINNING PHOTOS WILL RECEIVE $$$ AND A HOODOO 18 PACK FROM  TamracLogo_h_Black

Doggy Style:

The GoPro Mountain Games are full of cute dogs with plenty of style. Old ones, young ones, big ones, small ones… we've got it all. Click the best photo of the cutest dog to be crowned champion.

Super Fan(s):

There are pumped up people all over Vail for the GoPro Mountain Games. Find the super fans, capture the #fandamonium, best shot takes the cake.

Sick Trick:

With 28 sports to choose from there will certainly be some sweet tricks thrown down. Big or small, tricks are tricks and we count them all. Best sick trick shot pays out cash.

Killer Kids:

Kids LOVE the GoPro Mountain Games. Best kid shot doing something Mountain Games awesome wins.

Mountain MUD:

Mud is #AWESOME. Maybe the best shot for this one comes out of the legendary Mud Run? We don't want to limit it that much because who knows what mud athletes and spectators will find at the GoPro Mountain Games. Best mud shot = MONEY.

Mountain MUSIC:

Turn up the volume and prepare to #ROCK. Best Music Shot takes the podium.

*Submission Instructions:

  • Submit images at 1800 pixels on the long edge at 300 dpi.
  • Name files hm_"CategoryName"_"YourName"
  • Images may be taken on any camera.
  • *Must be submitted digitally
  • Submit photos to mountainclick@gmail.com

Get Details

Thursday - Sunday
June 9-12, 2016

TIME & CATEGORIES:
June 9, 10am - (Start)
June 10, 8am - (Start)
June 11, 8am - (Start)
June 12, 8am - (Start)

LOCATION:
Throughout The Event

PRICE:

2016 Register Now Button

Early Bird Price (Feb. 15 - March 15, 2016) - $70

Standard Price (March 16 - May 31, 2016) - $75

Procrastinator Price (June 1 - 8, 2016) - $80

Event Price (June 9 - 12, 2016) - $85

DOCUMENTATION:

PRIZES:

GoPro Mountain Click:

First Place - $700 and photos featured in Shutterbug Magazine

Second Place - $500

Third Place - $300

 

Mountain Click:

First Place - $700 and photos featured in Shutterbug Magazine

Second Place - $500

Third Place - $300

 

Honorable Mention (6) - $150 and a Hoodoo 18 Camera Pack from Tamrac

HOW TO ENTER:

All interested athletes can pre-register on the event website register.mountaingames.com. Athletes may also register on-site at the registration area. 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 Mountain Click 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 16, 2015. 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:

Mountain Click

GoPro Mountain Click

All Mountain Honorary Mentions (6)

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.") 
In our GoPro Mountain Click category 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 4, 2015 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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PARTNERS
Event Schedule | Summer
AM EVENT
7:00 Costa 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 1 - Soccer Fields
7:30 Mountain Masters Disc Golf - Qualifying Day 2
8:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Onsite Registration & Practice
8:00 Down River Kayak Sprint - Start
8:00 EverBank Half Marathon - Start
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - Down River Sprint Start - Option #1
8:00 Ultimate River Challenge - Kayak Sprint - Start
9:00 Adventure Village - Opens
9:00 Costa Fly Fishing Village - Opens
9:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 7
9:00 Gear Town - Opens
9:00 Jam in the Van - Time to Rock
9:00 Onewheel Demo Course - Opens
9:30 Slackline Invitational - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - SUP Surf Sprint Start - Option #2
9:30 Ultimate River Challenge - SUP Sprint - Start
10:00 Climbing World Cup - Semi-Finals M+W
10:00 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - Kids Race (12 and under)
10:00 The Yoga Girl Experience - The Yoga Girl Experience - The Art of Letting Go
10:15 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Kids Race
11:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 8
11:00 Down River R2 Raft Sprint - Start
11:00 Ultimate River Challenge - R2 Sprint - Start
11:45 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - PRO, Expert, Single Speed, UMC PRO
11:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Pro Men/Women
PM
12:00 Slackline Invitational - Round 2 - Heat 1
12:30 SUP Skills Invitational - Start
1:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 9
1:30 Volvo Mountain Mud Run - Kids and Family Start
2:00 Costa 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 2
2:00 EverBank Half Marathon - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
2:30 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Pro, Exp, SS
2:30 Volvo Mountain Mud Run - All Mountain Madness Division Start
3:00 Coors Light River Town Happy Hour - Party Time
3:30 DockDogs Extreme Vertical - Start
3:30 Onewheel Demo Course - Race for the Rail
3:30 Slackline Invitational - Round 2 - Heat 2
3:45 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - All Jrs Categories, Beginners, Sport, All Masters Categories, All Vet Categories, UMC Amateur & UMC Teams
3:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Amateur Men/Women & Teams
4:00 GoPro Daily Giveaway
4:00 Kayak Freestyle - Finals
4:30 Climbing World Cup - Finals
5:00 Down River Kayak Sprint - Awards Ceremony
5:00 Down River R2 Raft Sprint - Awards Ceremony at I-Bridge
5:00 Kayak Freestyle - Awards Ceremony
5:00 SUP Skills Invitational - Awards Ceremony at I-Bridge
6:00 Slackline Invitational - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
6:30 Climbing World Cup - Awards Ceremony
6:30 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Citizen Categories
7:30 Bonfire Dub - Showtime
7:30 Flashflight Disc Nite - Start
7:30 Ultimate River Challenge - Awards Ceremony at Ford Ampitheater
8:30 GoPro: The Secret Life of Pets - Showtime
8:30 Stephen "Ragga" Marley - Showtime
9:00 Altitude Bar and Grill - Party Time!
9:00 MERU
AM EVENT
8:00 Costa 2 Fly X-Stream - Finals
8:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Onsite Registration & Practice
8:00 Trail 10k-ish - Start
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - 10K Start
8:00 Youth Climbing - Start
8:30 Free Yoga - Yoga Time
9:00 Adventure Village - Opens
9:00 Costa Fly Fishing Village - Opens
9:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 10
9:00 Gear Town - Opens
9:00 Jam in the Van - Time to Rock
9:00 Onewheel Demo Course - Opens
9:00 Slackline Invitational - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
9:30 Mountain Masters Disc Golf - Finals
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - TT Start
9:30 Volvo Road Bike Time Trial - Start
10:15 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Qualifier
11:00 Citizen Climbing - Wave 1 & Paraclimbing
11:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 11
11:00 Paraclimbing - Start
11:00 Trail 10k-ish - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
11:45 Youth Climbing - Awards Ceremony
PM
12:30 Slackline Invitational - Finals Heat 1
1:30 DockDogs Speed Retrieve - All in One Finals
2:00 Citizen Climbing - Wave 2
2:00 GoPro Daily Giveaway
2:30 Slackline Invitational - Finals Heat 2 & Awards
3:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - Awards Ceremony
3:30 Mountain Masters Disc Golf - Awards Ceremony at Ford Ampitheater
3:30 Volvo Road Bike Time Trial - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
4:00 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Finals
4:00 Costa 2 Fly X-Stream - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
4:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Big Air Finals: Pro, Semi-Pro Contender & Amateur
4:45 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Awards Ceremony
5:45 Citizen Climbing - Wave 2 Awards Ceremony
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