The GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado
Every June, the country’s largest celebration of adventure sports, art, and music are held in Vail, CO. The GoPro Mountain Games are kind of the unofficial start to summer in the valley as professional and amateur athletes from around the world converge upon the mountains and rivers of Vail.
Along with the free concerts, it’s one of my favorite weekends of the year and it’s kicking off this afternoon.
But I realized that I never posted about the 2016 games, when I competed in the Mountain Click Photo Competition and took home second place overall with the Anything Goes competition as well as two of the six All Mountain Honorable Mention categories…
“Use any camera you like to capture and then submit a series of 3 images that represents your competitive gallery. Images should be of different sports, but keep a consistent style, color, or mood throughout your gallery. Images may not be composited in any way. Basic tonal, contrast, and color adjustments are acceptable. Photos will be judged as an overall gallery and not as individual photos.”
Sick Trick (Honorable Mention)
“With 28 sports to choose from there will certainly be some sweet tricks thrown down. Big or small, tricks are tricks and we count them all.”
Mountain Mud (Honorable Mention)
“Mud is #AWESOME. Maybe the best shot for this one comes out of the legendary Mud Run? We don’t want to limit it that much because who knows what mud athletes and spectators will find at the GoPro Mountain Games.”
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