2021 Mountain Photo Essay Competition


Published: Tuesday, January 12,  2021

May 3, 2021

Who may enter
The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers.

The competition is organised by the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, located in Banff, Canada.

The competition format is the photo essay. At its simplest, the definition of a photo-essay is a set or series of photographs that are intended to tell a story or evoke emotions in the viewer. We invite photographers to submit photo essays to illustrate their mountain related stories whether they are culture, adventure, wildlife, sport, environment, or natural history.

Each essay submitted is to consist of 3 to 5 images. 

Images must have been taken within the last two year (2019 – 2021).

2020 Winner

Shadows of Kurdistan by Murat Yazar

Entry fee
The competition is free to enter.

The Grand Prize winner will receive $2,000 CAD.

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website