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Escapade 2019 Photo Contest

Escapade attendees are encouraged to get involved in the fun and festivities in a variety of ways. Each year, members and staff come together to celebrate the unique talents of RVers. Beginning in 2018, in addition to our Escapade’s Got Talent performances, we invited attendees to take part in a photography contest. Join us this year as we share in “Celebrating the Southwest.” New for 2019 are our YOUTH categories! Keep reading to learn more about this year’s contests.

Take inspiration from some of last year’s winners!

Contest Categories & Rules

Start rummaging through your photographs and find your very best images that portray the beautiful and unusual desert southwest of the good old U.S. of A.   If you are one of the many snowbirds here, grab that camera and get outdoors to capture a wonderful sunset casting its golden glow on your RV, or an early morning view of the majestic Saguaro cacti, or maybe even the excitement and motion of a western rodeo.  The possibilities are limitless!!

Must be 18 and over to enter the adult competitions

  • RV Community
    Photos in this group should include subjects such as RVing, camping, and SKPs having fun
  • Landscapes of the Southwest
    Inclusion of RVs is optional for this group.
  • Southwest History
    Photos in this group may include Native Americans, buildings, animals, cowboys, and other subjects the represent the rich history of the Southwest.

Must be under 18 to enter the youth competitions

  • RV Kids
    Photos in this group should include kids having fun while traveling
  • National/State Parks
    Submissions in this category should include subjects that reflect our state and national parks, such as landscapes, wildlife, activities, buildings, etc.
  • Mystery Photos
    Have fun with this one! Photos submitted for this category should keep us guessing. They may be fun, experimental, maybe even accidental!

1)  You may only submit one photo per category, for up to three age-appropriate categories.

2)  Photographs must be printed as 8″ x 10” size. They may be in color or black & white.

3)  Each photograph must be mounted under an 11″ x 14” black mat.

4)  Each photograph must have a completed identification form taped to the back. You will find the correct form below.

5)  Each contestant’s submissions should be submitted in a large manila envelope with another identification form (found below) taped to the upper left corner. This envelope will be used again for returning your photographs to you.

6)  Each photograph must also be submitted digitally (.jpg or .jpeg files only; suggested size is 1920 x 1080 pixels, but original size images will also be accepted) by email to resources@escapees.com no later than Sunday, March 17, 2019. 
The file naming system must be: SKP number_first letter of first name + last name_image title 
Example: 82876_L Petkus_SaguaroCactus.jpg

7)  Escapees RV Club employees are not eligible to enter.

8) Each contestant is required to sign a media release acknowledgement that gives Escapees RV Club permission to reprint or otherwise share the images for the purpose of promoting the contest and/or winners.

Submission of photos, digital or printed, implies consent to our terms & conditions of this contest

Each photograph must be submitted digitally and in print.

To submit digitally, send your .jpg or .jpeg files by email to resources@escapees.com no later than Sunday, March 17, 2019. Suggested size is 1920 x 1080 pixels, but original size images will also be accepted. The file naming system must be: SKP number_first letter of first name + last name_image title  Example: 82876_L Petkus_SaguaroCactus.jpg

Printed photographs will be accepted Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Hospitality, located in Old Pueblo Hall.

Reminder for printed submissions: 

  • Each photograph must be mounted under an 11″ x 14” black mat.
  • Each photograph must have a completed identification form taped to the back. You will find the correct form below.
  • Each contestant’s submissions should be submitted in a large manila envelope with another identification form (found below) taped to the upper left corner. This envelope will be used again for returning your photographs to you.
  • Each contestant is required to sign a media release acknowledgement that gives Escapees RV Club permission to reprint or otherwise share the images for the purpose of promoting the contest and/or winners.

Judging will be done by several Escapee employees.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons will be awarded for each category. Additionally, a People’s Choice Award will be given.

The winning photographs may be published in Escapees magazine.

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