With $40,000 in prize money offered entrants will be judged by a prestigious lineup of filmmakers and athletes including Jimmy Chin and Lyndsey Dyer
Boulder, Colo. ( July 6, 2023) — The inaugural Outside Awards deadline is fast approaching on July 31, 2023 and Outside Interactive, Inc., the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content, services, events, and experiences, encourages the next generation of filmmakers and photographers to enter the new winter-focused competition.
“There’s less than six weeks left to enter the inaugural Outside Awards and with $40,000 in prize money on the line we want all up and coming content creators to submit their best photos and films,” said Christopher Jerard, vice president of marketing for Outside. “Our mission is to get everyone outside and we’re searching for new storytellers to reach a larger and more diverse generation of skiers and snowboarders.”
The submission period is currently open and closes on July 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. MT. Photographers and filmmakers can submit entries in three categories: Thrill (chasing action), Purpose (highlighting activism), and Awe (capturing wonder).
A judging panel of pro athletes and well-known filmmakers will determine one film finalist and one photo finalist in each category, for a total of six finalists to be announced in September. Each of the six finalists will receive a $5,000 cash prize. Judges will include Academy Award-winning film director Jimmy Chin, professional skier and filmmaker Lynsey Dyer, photographer Chase Jarvis, Olympian and Warren Miller narrator, Jonny Moseley, World Champion climber Sasha DiGiulian, and longtime Warren Miller producer Josh Haskins.
The three photography finalists will be featured in Outside Magazine, and the three film finalists will be part of the upcoming Warren Miller and Get Outside tour, hitting the road from October 2023 to January 2024. At tour events, live audiences will have the chance to vote on the three film finalists to determine one overall People’s Choice grand-prize winner, who will receive an additional $10,000 cash prize. The People’s Choice winner will be announced at the end of January 2024.
Entry Fees and Prizes
$35 entry fee
Each entry will include an Outside+ subscription
Content should be winter-focused
One video or up to five photos are included in the entry fee
Video length should be between 3-5 minutes
$5,000 in prize money per category finalists (three film, three photo)
$10,000 additional prize to the final People’s Choice Grand Prize winner
Submissions must relate to an experience that gives you a thrill, gets your heart beating, or creates an adrenaline rush; that surge of pure joy and energy that lives at the very edge of adventure. This category isn’t for the ones who ask why, but instead ask, why not?
Submissions should represent how you find meaning in the winter world or connect through winter to a greater good. From protecting future snowfall to helping underrepresented communities experience the beauty of winter, demonstrate how your calling has a positive impact.
AweSubmissions must capture the wonder of wild places, the feeling of being completely immersed in nature, or the inspiration you find outdoors. Whether it’s exuberant love for a place, a sport, or your craft, the challenge is expressing this reverence in a photo or video.
Learn more about the Outside Awards and enter at outsideonline.com/awards.
Outside Interactive, Inc. is the premier destination for active lifestyle enthusiasts and home to leading brands in the endurance sports, outdoor, and healthy living spaces. Each month, Outside reaches 80 million of the most active consumers in the world across its 30+ media, digital, and technology platforms, creating an experience for both longtime adventurers and those just getting started. Outside’s mission is to get everyone outdoors, experiencing healthy, connected, and fulfilling lives. Outside’s subscription offering, Outside+, bundles best-in-class storytelling, meal plans, gear reviews, mapping, online courses, discounted event access, magazines, access to NASTAR courses, and more. Learn more at OutsideInc.com.