2018 GMC Photo Contest Official Rules

Mountain Hardwear sponsors the General Mountaineering Camp and we thank them for their assistance. Click here for more information on this year's edition of the GMC at Hallam Glacier.

Share your memories of the 2018 Hallam Glacier General Mountaineering Camp and have a chance to win some great prizes!

Photo: Zoltan Kenwell

Official Rules


1.1    The GMC 2018 Photo Contest offered is sponsored by The Alpine Club of Canada and Mountain Hardwear (the Sponsors) and is open to all participants of the 2018 General Mountaineering Camp and GMC Artists Week.

1.2    This contest will end at midnight on August 31, 2018 (MDT). Entries become the property of The Alpine Club of Canada.

1.3    No purchase is necessary or required to enter and to win, other than being a participant at the 2018 GMC.


2.1    Participants may submit up to 10 photos and provide a brief description of 250 words or less (describing subject matter where & when was it taken, etc.). Digital photo requirements: a jpeg file with a resolution of not less than 300 dpi at a minimum size of 5 x 7 inches (1500 pixels x 2100 pixels, or greater). Jpeg file should not exceed 20 MB. Photos not meeting these requirements may be excluded from the contest.

2.2   Submissions should not include copyright-protected material by third parties unless permission has been granted.

2.3  Entries to the contest must be made by sending photos and descriptions to photos@alpineclubofcanada.ca before the contest closing date of August 31, 2018.


3.1  By September 15, 2018, at The Alpine Club of Canada office in Canmore, three (3) winning photos will be selected from among all entries received by an internal panel of judges and awarded one (1) of three (3) prizes as follows:

1st prize:  Pathfinder 2 Tent from Mountain Hardwear

2nd prize:  Scrambler Roll Top 35L Outdry Backpack from Mountain Hardwear

3rd prize:  Lightweight Expedition Duffel from Mountain Hardwear

Winning photos will appear on ACC social media feeds.

Judging will be based on criteria such as photo composition, originality and how well the submission reflects the spirit of the ACC and the GMC. Decisions of the judges are final.

3.2   The prizes are non-transferable, and must be accepted as awarded. The prizes are guaranteed to be awarded. By entering the contest, entrants agree to abide by these rules, and the decisions of The Alpine Club of Canada are final on all matters regarding this contest. The winners will be notified by email, shortly after they have been identified as winning entries. If a prize is unclaimed the next eligible person will qualify to win it.


By entering, the entrants warrant and represent the following with respect to their submission: (a) entrant is the sole and exclusive owner of the submission and its copyright; (b) photo was taken by the entrant and (c) the submission will not infringe on any rights of any third parties.

By submitting an entry, entrants acknowledge and agree that all submissions may be reproduced and published (without notice or compensation) by The Alpine Club of Canada, any electronic media and any printed material such as books, catalogues published by the ACC and affiliates, as well that an agreement has been secured from a third party copyright holder of the submission.

Submissions may be cut, reformatted, rearranged, combined with other materials and/or otherwise modified. Participation in the contest and acceptance of prize constitute the winner’s permission (or that of the copyright holder) for The Alpine Club of Canada to use their names, photographs, biographical information, and/or any statements made by each winner regarding the contest without notice or additional compensation.

The Alpine Club of Canada reserves the right to refuse submissions deemed inappropriate or offensive in any way.