As the snowboard season winds down, we’re just a couple more contests from announcing a grand prize winner that will get the chance to attend High Cascade Snowboard Camp’s Photo Workshop this summer at Mt. Hood. Who will the winning photographer be?

The Your Turn Photo Contest gives an opportunity for new photographers to share their best images on TWSNOW.com, gaining their first editorial exposure, and to win prizes.  This year, we’ve presented a series of four themed photo contests; each one having a prize package of a Burton photo backpackCeltek’s gloves, and radio slaves from Pocket Wizard. At the end of the themed contests, the winner of each one will present a collection of their favorite images for a portfolio battle. The grand-prize winner of the battle will receive food, lodging, and a spot in the High Cascade’s Photo Workshop, headed by TransWorld senior photographer Andy Wright. This is your chance to learn from the industry’s best pro photographers!

This third contest of the Your Turn Photo Contest series was assigned the theme of “Hot Laps.”  Photographers submitted their favorite images relating to snowboarding at resorts. There were a lot of submissions that caught our attention. Here are some the standouts:

The one photo that stood out most and won the “Hot Laps” contest is:

Nils Arvidsson. Tandadalen, Sweden. PHOTO: Roby Bragotto

Roby Bragotto’s photo of Nils Arvidsson has the most compelling elements that deserves to be announced the winner; good use of available light, affect of silhouette, dynamic composition, rider style, and adding a little foreground texture.

Thank you all who entered and congratulations to Roby Bragotto!

The next and final theme before our portfolio battle is Send It. Get together with the best riders you can work with let’s see some big, progressive snowboarding! The Your Turn Photo Contest is the best way for you up-and-coming snowboard photographers to have your shots seen by the TransWorld SNOWboarding audiences.

Now with the fourth category open, you have three weeks to create your images and upload them to the user generated section of TWSNOW.COM using the tag Send It. Please follow these simple guidelines to insure that your submissions are received correctly:

  1. After processing your images, size them 1200 pixels on the longest side saved at 72dpi
  2. File name them the title of your post adding photographer name like this: Send_It_PhotographerFirst_LastName
  3. Upload your photo to the YOUR STUFF section at the bottom of the TW homepage. Be sure to tag the name of the category that you’re entering the photo for. For example, if your submitting for April, you will tag your photo as Send It for judging. No other words needed in that tag. If it’s not tagged correctly, it may not be considered.
  4. Make sure to put the rider name, location, and then photographer name in the caption credit. Creative captions are welcomed.

The next winner will be announced on Friday, May 3rd. So get your submissions in by May 1st as that will be the absolute deadline.

For more info on the High Cascade Photo Workshop, go to highcascade.com or call 1-800-334-4272.