‘Natural Playground’ Adventure Photo Exhibit, Contest

Posted on August 10, 2011


After much ado, here are some details about a photo exhibit/contest I’ll be jurying alongside adventure photog-extrordanaire, Corey Rich. Slated to open in early-October and run through early-November, with a gallery party in the mix, the deadline to submit photos is September 13. You’ve got a month, folks, so start sorting your images and submit your best.

From VentureThere.com… “‘Natural Playground’ Adventure Photography Exhibit, Contest

Bolton Vermont Snowboarding Powder

Snowboarding at Bolton Valley Resort, Vermont.

Playgrounds come in all shapes and sizes, and they’re likely the first place your sense of adventure was ever tested… and then further cultivated.

For the outdoor aficionado, what first started as an obsession for see-saws, swing sets, slides, jungle gyms, and sandboxes, has since turned into an instinctive passion for adventure by means of a different type of playground –the natural playground.

Mountain biking at Whistler's infamous --and totally amazing-- bike park.

Mountain biking at Whistler's infamous --and totally amazing-- bike park.

Your adventures have gotten bigger, you’ve gone farther, and now –thanks to the wonders of camera technology– you’re documenting them more than ever.

To this end, we here at Venture There want to celebrate the adventure photographer in everyone, and have partnered with Vermont-based Darkroom Gallery for an adventure-inspired photo gallery exhibit and juried contest.

Paddling across Lake Louise, Alberta.

Paddling across Lake Louise, Alberta.

Titled “Natural Playground,” and juried by renown photographer Corey Rich and VentureThere.com editor Justin Gural, show us your epic photographic moments that will inspire our next adventure.

Venture There will be providing updates about the exhibit and contest once it’s underway, including photo galleries of selected finalist submissions as well as a “Viewfinder” photographer profile of the winning photographer.

Snowboarding between Stowe and Smugglers Notch, Vermont.

Snowboarding between Stowe and Smugglers Notch, Vermont.

Whether by trail, rock, water, snow or air, where has your obsession for adventure taken you? Here are a sampling of photos from the jurors, and we’re looking forward to seeing your playgrounds.

Visit DarkroomGallery.com for more information and to submit your photographs.

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