Winner announced for the Park theme of the Your Turn Photo Contest

Buzz Holbrook thinks safety first grabbing seat belt out of the container, Bear Mountain. Big Bear Lakes, California. PHOTO: Jared Meyer
Joe Mango, front board, Keystone, Colorado. PHOTO: Phil Eisenberg
Josh Salvatore disasters this quad kink setup at Ski Sundown, Connecticut. PHOTO: Mike Budny
John D, backside 180, Canyons Resort, Utah. PHOTO: Ben Avermaete
Mark Tremblay. Whistler, BC., Canada. PHOTO: Kyle Gibson
Dillon Boeshans with a proper front lip on an exact replica of the 17 stair handrail at Rail Gardens in Salt Lake City. . Dillon is part of the awesome Park Crew at Canyons Resort, Utah. PHOTO: Ryan Bregante
Spring time, Corner and huge air! That's all you need to enjoy snowboarding. PHOTO: Krister Majander
Zach Normandin, High Cascade Snowboard Camp, Mt. Hood, Oregon. PHOTO: Luke Defeis
It was a great season at Sugarbush Mountain in Vermont. Team rider Drew Baker made sure to take full advantage of it. PHOTO: Ashley Rosemeyer
Garrett McKenzie, method at Chestnut Mountain, Illinois. PHOTO: Sam Merkel
Jake Buell, Lee Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada. PHOTO: Alessandro Giampaol
Nick Irwin hand dragging at Trollhaugen on a late Friday night. Trollhaugen, Wisconsin stays open till 3 am almost every friday during the season. Always a good time! PHOTO: Ert Spurr
Zack Wilmot gaps to a front lip on the Amp Energy bus at Sugarbush, Vermont. PHOTO: Tom DeLitto
Tyler Mengel slaying the Catfish Chronicles rail just a day after it was put in the park. PHOTO: Chris Gumpf
Chandler Hunt's double cork ten at Park City Resort's King's Crown park in Utah. PHOTO: Peter Day
Park crew alum Jeffy Gabrick boardslides the Wu rail, Trollhaugen, Wisconsin. Photo: David Sutton. PHOTO: David Sutton


Bringing photography to terrain parks is a lot of fun and it's an easily accessible resource for many photographers. Often these snow sculptures and jib features can be seen as works of art that add to the dynamics of an image. Terrain parks are also key locations for upcoming photographers to hone their photo skills by shooting more volume, a variety of features, and a chance meet new riders to work with.

The photography process requires many factors to allow for best rate of success. Composition is one of these key factors in making an eye catching photo. It's the conscious choice of where you place your subject in the frame and what you choose to include or not to include. After meeting the technical merit of photography, it's composition that comes next in being critiqued. It's often what makes or breaks a photo from being used.

The submissions highlighted for the Park theme of this Your Turn Photo Contest all carry the weight of technical merit, conscious composition, and some have interesting processes added to them.


The image that stood out most was created by Phil Eisenberg of Joe Mango at Keystone's Area 51 Terrain Park in Colorado. This image has good focus, balanced exposure, showcases conscious composition, and the added factor of uniqueness. Having the rider cover up the sun this smoothly doesn't happen easily. It adds more value to it's first impression and is our Park theme winner for this Your Turn Photo Contest. Congratulations Phil!

Joe Mango, front board, Keystone, Colorado. PHOTO: Phil Eisenberg

His prize package will include products from Pocket Wizard radio slaves,  F-Stop camera bags, and Celtek gloves. He'll also qualify for the the Portfolio Battle held at the end of this photo contest series for a chance to win the grand prize, a spot a High Cascade's Photo Workshop. This workshop is hosted by TransWorld SNOWboarding's Senior Photographer Andy Wright and will include other industry guest instructors. There's no better way for an aspiring photographer to learn technical, creative, and photo business than from industry veterans.

We have one more chance for you to be recognized for your photography skills. The next theme of the series is Jump. Submission process opens Monday, April 7th. If you don’t already have jumping photos to submit, you have til April 31st to get your best submissions in. Winner of the Jump theme will be announced May 1st along with the finalists for the Portfolio Battle. Upload your submissions to the “Your Turn” photo contest tab on for judging.

Good Luck!