Ski Utah Announces Annual Photo Contest


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SALT LAKE CITY, UT – (March 21, 2007) – Ski Utah is looking for the season’s best action and winter imagery. An annual tradition, this year’s contest promises to be bigger and better than ever with top notch prizes from Ski Utah sponsors and members. Many of the photos received in the contest will also be considered for publication in Ski Utah’s 2007-08 Winter Vacation Planner, on SkiUtah.com, and in other printed marketing and sales materials.

Professional and amateur photographers are encouraged to submit their best Utah powder shots, scenic, action or lifestyle photos for a chance to win great prizes and garner exposure.

“Featuring exceptional photography in Ski Utah collateral is essential for us to convey the Greatest Snow on Earth® and to entice skiers and snowboarders to visit our 13 world-class resorts. The Photo Contest is also a fun and creative way to include locals and visitors in our marketing efforts by inviting them to submit their photography,” said Nathan Rafferty president of Ski Utah.

Last year, more than 500 entries were submitted to the Photo Contest.

Ski Utah’s Web Producer Tim Roberts commented, “Every year the Ski Utah Photo Contest receives more entries and better images. A considerable amount of thought and work is involved in choosing the winner. We love sifting through the images, a process that helps keep us excited for next ski season during the long, hot summer.”

The deadline to submit images is April 30, 2007. Some of the best storms often hit in April, so keep those cameras ready. For contest details, visit http://www.skiutah.com/photocontest/.

The following is a list of prizes Ski Utah has assembled for contest winners:

Grand Prize
Five-night Utah winter vacation for two:
* Roundtrip airfare for two to Salt Lake City on Delta Air Lines (domestic only)
* Five nights lodging for two
* Four days skiing/snowboarding for two
* $200 Hertz voucher
* $500 gift certificate towards the purchase of a Canon digital SLR camera redeemable at Pictureline or pictureline.com
* Package must be used during the 07/08 ski season and requested dates are subject to availability.

First Prize
* Rossignol Skis
* $300 gift certificate towards the purchase of any Canon product through Pictureline or pictureline.com

Second Prize
* Ski Utah gift package including Smith goggles, DaKine pack, Eider winter apparel, etc…
* $200 gift certificate towards the purchase of any Canon product through Pictureline or pictureline.com

Honorable Mentions (4)
* Ski Utah T-shirt and ball cap
* $50 Pictureline gift certificate

New Category this year: Perfect Powder Shot
Canon Powershot with all weather case (value $400)