CSAR’s fourth annual photo contest rules and guidelines

In Public by Anna Debattiste

Cover photo by Ted Katauskas of Vail Mountain Rescue Group

CSAR members, it’s time for the annual photo contest!  The top three winners in each category will go on CSAR’s blog and social media channels with credit to the photographer and a cash prize.  Here are the categories and awards:

  • Best rescue/training photo 
    • 1st place $100
    • 2nd place $30
    • 3rd place $20
  • Best interagency photo
    • 1st place $100
    • 2nd place $30
    • 3rd place $20
  • Best photo showing internal teamwork
    • 1st place $100
    • 2nd place $30
    • 3rd place $20
  • Best rescue-related photo from a non-SAR member
    • 1st place $100
    • 2nd place 30
    • 3rd place 20
  • Entries are open until Sunday, September 1st.  Winners will be announced by September 29th.
  • Member entries may come from any member of a CSAR-member organization.
  • Non-member entries can come from any member of the public, as long as they are rescue-related.
  • The photo should be fairly recent (in the future we may run another contest for historical photos).
  • Each individual will be able to submit 1 entry per category, for a total of 3 submissions. 
  • The same photo can be submitted for no more than 2 categories. 
  • Participants will be required to submit a short blurb with each photo explaining the circumstances of the incident or event.
  • CSAR reserves the right to use photos from the photo contest, whether winning entries or not, on the CSAR website, blog and social media channels. (They will not be used for anything else without your permission.)
  • Please submit via email to annadebattiste@coloradosar.org.

Judging Criteria

  • Adherence/appropriateness to theme
  • Originality
  • Clarity of expression
  • Entertainment quality
  • Overall artistic impression
  • Audience appeal