• Starting date
    6th May 2017 12:00 pm/noon GMT+1
  • Contest deadline
    31st August 2017 12:00 pm/noon GMT+1
  • Start Judging
    1st September 2017
  • Communication top 100
    26th September 2017
  • Communication Winners
    2nd October 2017
  • Award Ceremony@IMS.Photo.Night
    14th October

How to take part

  • create an account and log yourself in

  • select a category to upload your photo(s)

  • pay your invoice to receive your certificate

  • win up to € 20,600 and the title Mountain Photo of the year 2017

Jury

This jury of photo experts will evaluate the photos professionally and choose the best ones.

Mountain Photo of the Year

Over the past six years, more than 12,000 photographers from 112 countries have been competing among each other in order to achieve an award in one of the categories of the IMS Photo Contest. In this year’s edition of the greatest international contest of mountain photography, there are going to be more summits to reach than ever before. Photographers from all over the world can submit their pictures in six different categories. Any photo that is submitted in one of the categories also automatically takes part in the competition for the overall IMS Photo Award plus title Mountain Photo of the Year. The IMS Photo Contest 2017 will accept entries from 6th May 2017 12:00 pm/noon GMT+1 until 31st August 2017 12:00 pm/noon GMT+1. The total prize money is € 18,500.

Prizes

1st Prize: Overall winning picture Mountain Photo of the year 2017
 
  • Title + Award: Mountain Photo of the year 2017
  • € 3,000 prize money
  • 2 overnight stays in Brixen during the award ceremony
  • up to € 500 travel expenses
  • 2 Dinners at the IMS Alm at the International Mountain Summit
  • exclusive Photo-walk on Saturday 14th October
 
2nd to 7th Prize: Category winners

Winner in one of the categories (Mountain Nature, Mountain Action, Mountain Water, Mountain Faces, Mountain Mobile and Team Spirit)

 
  • Category award
  • € 2,000 prize money
  • 2 overnight stays in Brixen during the award ceremony
  • up to € 500 travel expenses
  • 2 Dinners at the IMS Alm at the International Mountain Summit
  • exclusive Photo-walk on Saturday 14th October
 
Additional Features Royalties
 

All participants of the contest have the chance to be published in one of our photobooks and receive royalties. The international printing houses will select the photos they want to publish and make the photographers a reasonable offer.

So far, we launched the photo book “Der Atem der Berge” in German, French and the English edition will follow in October 2017. Last year it received the ITB Book Award for the best tourism illustrated book at the leading Travel Trade Show in Berlin.

 

  Exhibitions
 

Become part of the exhibition. The Top100 photos of the IMS Photo Contest 2017 will be displayed digital at the International Mountain Summit. elected photos of the contest will be displayed digital and print by other partners of the IMS Photo Contest.

 

  Publications
  Selected photos of the competition will be published through our international media partners and well-known magazines. The copyright will be respected at all times and the photographer will be named in every publication made.

 

Administration fee

The IMS Photo Contest was founded during the International Mountain Summit (IMS) in 2011 by the nonprofit association Eventus Ok. Thanks to our passion for mountains and for photography, it became the greatest contest for mountain photography worldwide. To cover the administrative, staff, purchase, and marketing costs which have been increasing as well, we had to implement an administration fee. Given that the expenses decrease with the increasing number of the pictures, the administrative fee goes down proportionally the more images are submitted.

Furthermore, a part of the fee will be used to support the “Schneetiger” project. This first project of Laureus in Austria supports kids and young people with disabilities to enjoy an active lifestyle through winter sports. The attractive money prizes are given by the Sponsors.

Award Ceremony

The award ceremony will take place on Friday 14th October 2017 at the IMS Photo Night of the International Mountain Summit in Brixen/Bressanone, Italy.

All winners are invited to join. Travel expenses are covered by the prize money.