Whistler Amateur Photography Contest

Whistler Amateur Photography Contest

The end of winter is a chance for creatives to gather their work. This Spring, on March 30th, RMU and Salomon Freeski teamed up to host their first-ever amateur photography contest at RMU Whistler. And let me tell you, it was a huge success! 

Photography By Sophia Ferraro

Salomon Host Huw Thomas Salomon Host Huw Thomas Beginning The Event

 RMU and Salomon BC Freeski collaborated, bringing together friends and new faces from the community. The response was amazing, showing immense support for these local creatives. It was inspiring to see the passion and talent of many photographers as they shared their unique perspective on the mountains.

The contest was open to all amateur photographers from the Sea To Sky corridor. Entries were 2 - 4 minute slideshows showcasing photography work from the winter season following the theme " Powder Hunter ". Submissions were judged on originality, creativity, cinematography, music and adaptation of the theme.

Not only did we get to enjoy some breathtaking photo slideshows, but we also managed to raise over $1200 for Whistler Search and Rescue (SAR). We did this through various means, like selling raffle tickets and hats, and thanks to the generosity of Pemberton Brewing Co., who donated a karma keg to support the cause. Talk about a win-win situation!


A very happy raffle winner with a pair of Salomon Blank skis

A very happy raffle winner with a pair of Salomon Blank skis

A huge shoutout goes to Robert Greso (@captured_by_robert) for winning the first-place prize, which included an awesome pair of skis. Robert's photography captured the essence of freedom, with moody and atmospheric shots of backcountry riders that conveyed a range of emotions in just a few frames. Another round of applause for Wayne "Wango" Flann (@whistlerwango), who secured second place and won a brand-new RMU Core Pack 25L. Wayne, a long-time local and patroller, showcased a story of safety and excitement in the day-to-day activities of a Whistler patroller through his photography slideshow.

Judging panel with difficult decisions

Judging panel with difficult decisions. From left to right; Chris German, Craig Barker, John Entwistle, Mark Abma.

Of course, none of this would have been possible without our incredible judging panel consisting of photographer John Entwistle (@entwistlephoto), skier Mark Abma (@markabma), SBC magazine editor Chris German (@c.dangerman_), and photographer Craig Barker (@craigbarkerphoto). We truly appreciate your keen eyes and expertise in selecting the winners.

Lineup of contestants

Congratulating our lineup of contestants

But the gratitude doesn't end there. We want to give a big thank you to all the contestants who fearlessly shared their work with us; Eleanor Sousa, Naomi Thomas, Tom Patmore, Lizzy Reimer, Rob Hartwell, Dan Stephenson, Em Windrim,  Pierre Emery and Michael Fox. The level of creativity and passion in their photography was outstanding, making it a fantastic night for viewers and a challenging task for the judges.

Winner Robert Greso with his pair of Salomon skis

Winner Robert Greso with his pair of Salomon skis

Thank you to everyone who showed up to support the vibrant mountain culture here in Whistler. Your enthusiasm and dedication are what make this community truly special. Keep capturing those unforgettable moments and sharing your love for the mountains!

Mark Abma introduction

Mark Abma introduction

Large crowd mingling

A full venue mingling

Bartender Russ pouring a crisp cold one

Bartender Russ pouring a cold Pemberton Brewing Co beer to fundraise for Whistler Search And Rescue

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