Our Your Turn Photo Contest gives the opportunity for new photographers to share their best images, gain their first editorial exposure, and win prizes.  This year, we’re presenting 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. The grand-prize winner gets food, lodging, and a spot in the High Cascade Snowboard Camp Photo Workshop at Mt. Hood, Oregon, headed by TransWorld senior photographer Andy Wright. This is your chance to learn from the industry’s pro photographers!

This second contest of the Your Turn Photo Contest series was assigned the theme of “After Dark.” Photographers submitted their favorite images relating to snowboarding at night. There were a lot of compelling submissions:


Roby Bragotto’s photo of Marco Concin night slashing in Colverde, Italy caught our attention most. This image captures that awesome feeling of fun snowboarding, combined well thought out lighting techniques and composition.

Marco Concin. Colverde, Italy. PHOTO: Roby Bragotto

Congratulations to Roby! Please email me with your contact info so I can follow up with your photo prizes, chris.wellhausen@transworld.net

The next theme is Hot Laps. Round up your crew and get after it by setting up your shoot at your favorite resort. 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 second category open, you have three weeks to create your images and upload them to the user generated section of TWSNOW.COM using the tag Hot Laps. 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. For example: Hot_Laps_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 March, you would tag your photo as Hot Laps 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 April 5th, when the next category will start. So get your submissions in by April 4th. New this year, the winner of each category will go head to head in a portfolio battle, with the TransWorld staff picking the grand-prize winner based on the strongest overall submission.

Categories for the rest of the year are:


Hot Laps (Park)


Send It (Jump)


Portfolio Battle


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