Your image could represent the 46th annual Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival – and World Tour!
The annual signature image is used on our marketing materials which includes posters (both in Banff and in over 45 countries on the World Tour), postcards, banners, website (Festival website as well as World Tour host sites), 30,000 Festival brochures, 32,000 Festival programs, and over 120,000 World Tour Magazines.
- We offer a payment of $3000 (CAD) for the winning image.
- The photographer also receives far-reaching exposure of their work, and the winning image will be featured prominently on our website and during an exhibition at the 2021 Festival, along with the winner’s biography.
- The winner also receives 10 tickets to attend events at the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival.
The 2020 Signature image was Christian Pondella’s image of Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison venturing into the Sierra Nevada backcountry for some outlandish ski touring above 14,000 ft.! Read more about the 2020 image.
The 2019 Signature image was Ben Tibbetts’ image of Valentine Fabre on the Dent Blanche, Switzerland. Read more about the 2019 image.
How to Enter and Technical Requirements
Please first read through the image elements below to find out what we are looking for.
1. Submit the online form with your contact information and include the following:
a.) Your image(s): No more than 10 images,
b.) A link to a Photo Gallery/Lightbox that you’ve prepared specifically for the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival
Please do not have an expiry date to download images.
Please specify in the “Notes” section of the form if you are sending a We Transfer file.
JPG files only.
File size for initial entry:
Between 1 MB (minimum) – 3 MB (maximum) per image.
Final file size:
If selected, you will be asked for higher resolution images in April.
The photographer of the chosen/winning image will be asked to provide a high-resolution RAW or TIFF file.
The image needs to be used in large formats sizes such as tall banners, 11 x 17 posters and larger, therefore the final image will need to be these approximate sizes:
Vertical – 300 dpi at 18 inches x 24 inches or larger
Horizontal – 300 dpi at 24 inches x 18 inches or larger
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