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Enter 2017 Kendal Mountain Photography Competition

Written by Fiona

October 18 2017

The 2017 Kendal Mountain Photography Competition is inviting entries from photographers of all levels who are keen to share their vision of mountain landscapes, adventure pursuits, people and places.

This prestigious competition, which is presented by Danner footwear, has become a highlight of Kendal Mountain Festival. It celebrates the images that reflect the creative vision and originality of the photographer.

Shortlisted entries will be exhibited in key festival locations and will be rewarded with top prizes from Danner and the supporting sponsors F-Stop and Smugmug.

A winning shot.

2017 Kendal Mountain Photography Competition categories

1) Adventure in the Outdoors

2) Mountain Landscapes

3) Young Photographer – “Adventure on your doorstep” (18 years and under)

4) Smartphone – “Friends in High Places”

5) Fido on the Fells (canine shots up high)

6) Urban Outdoors + People’s Choice Award + Grand Prize (overall winner).

To enter,  upload your photo via and use the hashtags, #SHARETHEADVENTURE #KENDALMOUNTAINPHOTOCOMP. Deadline for entries is November 5 at midnight.

A beautiful scene.

Competition judges and prizes

The judging panel is overseen by acclaimed US photographer Jim Herrington along with representatives from KMF and Danner. The will be looking for images that capture those perfect moments in daily adventures, either in the wilderness or urban landscapes.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive a two-night, half-board stay for two in Danner’s partner hotel, the luxurious 4-star Huus Hotel in Switzerland, plus two pairs of Danner boots.

Top contenders will be invited to attend a private reception on Friday November 17 in Kendal and the grand prize and people’s choice awards will be announced at the festival awards ceremony on Saturday November 18.

A bit about Danner

Danner designs and manufactures a collection of innovative, functional and performance footwear for experts in the work, outdoor and lifestyle markets.

Founded in 1932 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and relocating to Portland, Oregon, in 1936. Danner has recently launched in Europe. Danner states that it “maintains a commitment to craftsmanship and heritage.  Using only the highest quality materials and components such as GORE-TEX and Vibram, Danner builds premium-quality hiking, hunting, occupational, uniform and rugged, casual footwear for men and women.” See Danner

Kendal Mountain Festival Kendal Mountain Festival

The event is seen as a global adventure gathering and the premier adventure film & speaker festival. The award-winning festival is the most diverse, creative event of its type in the world.

The Festival takes place from November 16 to 19 this year with a great line up of films, a lecture programme of guest speakers, filmmakers and athletes, as well the photo competition.

Many outdoors fans rave about the event and attend every year. For tickets and more info see Festival.


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