2021 Snowshoe Mag Photo Competition

As of April 15th, 2021 at 11:59 pm MDT, the Snowshoe Mag winter photo competition has ended. Stay tuned for our next competition in the spring of 2022.

Thank you to everyone who entered a photo and voted in the contest! Also, thank you to our wonderful sponsors who donated some spectacular prizes!

Congratulations to our 2021 winners!

winter photo competition: hazy morning on lake with mountains

1st place winner: Evanescent Mornings on Bowman Lake by Luke Hayduk


winter photo competition: person throwing snowshoe in the air with snow

2nd place winner: Snowshoeing is a blast by Mike Hallee


winter photo competition: group of people with snowshoes surrounded by leaves

3rd place winner: Nordic Dream Team by Randy Philpotts


winter photo competition: person walking with sun filtering through trees

Honorable mention (4th place): Winter rays by Doreen Card


Another snowshoeing season has gone by. As we’ve talked about before, a photograph can be a powerful thing. It’s amazing how sometimes you can look at a specific photo, and it completely transports you back to where you were at that exact moment. You may remember how you felt, what you were thinking, and how that experience affected you.

2020 and the snowshoeing season has been one for the books! We hope that the trails and your snowshoe adventures were a bright spot in this tough time, creating positive lasting memories. Especially after the last year, we could all use some positive feelings from our fun outdoor experiences.

So, please share your favorite outdoor photo that you’ve taken this winter in our Snowshoe Magazine winter photo competition!

Interested in last year’s competition? See our 2020 winners, entries, and prizes!

winter photo competition: man snowshoeing in open area with snowshoe tracks and blue sky

Our recent trip to Mount Margaret was so fun! This photo reminds me of the fun we had that day! Photo: Susan Wowk

To Enter The Photo Competition

Submit your photos by our competition link, hosted by PollUnit: https://pollunit.com/en/polls/ssm-photo-competition-2021. You can upload your photo by clicking ‘add photo.’

You will not need to register to upload your photo, but you will need to provide additional information, including:

1) your email for prize notification
2) the title of the photo
3) the photographer of the photo
4) accept the conditions for upload
5) accept the terms and conditions of the contest

You can upload as many photos as you would like until the competition closes on Thursday, April 15th, at 11:59 pm MT.

To share your photo with friends and family after you’ve uploaded it, click on the menu in the top right corner of your photo. Here, you can copy the photo link or share it on social media.

You can vote for your favorite photo by clicking the thumbs-up sign underneath the photo. Please note: you can only vote for one photo during the competition. If you change your mind on which photo you want to vote for though, you can change your vote by clicking the thumbs-up under the photo of your new choice.

There is no cost to enter our winter photo competition.  You can read the competition terms and conditions upon submitting or voting for your photo or read them in advance here.  (The cliff notes are all submitted photos must be your original work, or you must have permission to use the photo. You also retain the rights to submitted photos). If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Winner Determination & Prizes

As mentioned, the winter photo competition closes at 11:59 MT on April 15th, 2021. The three photos with the most votes will be our winners. If there’s a tie for most votes, Snowshoe Mag staff will choose a winner.

Here are the current prizes available. These will be distributed in 3 separate bundles to the top 3 winners. Stay tuned for more details!

T-Shirt from Wild Tribute

Wild Tribute was founded to honor our national parks and public lands with clothing designs that pay tribute to these spaces. Furthermore, 4% of proceeds are donated to protect these historic and wild places. The winner can choose any t-shirt from Wild Tribute in the size of their choosing, as long as it’s available.

Wild Tribute Logo

$25 gift card(s) from ECOlunchbox

ECOlunchbox is part of the plastic pollution solution, creating plastic-free bento lunch boxes, bags, and to-go food accessories. From personal experience, these lunch boxes provide great storage for snacks on your snowshoe adventure.

ECOlunchbox logo

EyKuver Eye Protection

EyKuver offers a portable, cost-effective solution to protect your eyes from the sun for those with prescription glasses. It consists of a blue or grey disposable film that applies directly to eyeglasses to block the sun’s glare and UVA/B rays. The winner will receive a pair of this custom protective film.

EyKuver Logo

Mystery Ranch Zoid Bag

The Zoid bag is a great solution to organize your small accessories in your backpack while on your snowshoeing and hiking adventures. The bags feature a lightweight, durable fabric, trapezoidal side profile to maximize volume, and a webbing grab loop for easy access and attachment. The winner will receive a small, medium, and large Zoid bag in their spring green color.

Mystery Ranch black on white logo

Tread Labs Insoles

Tread Labs offers a unique 2-part insole system with molded arch support and interchangeable top covers. With a million-mile guarantee, these insoles can easily fit into your running shoes or hiking shoes for all of your outdoor adventures. The winner can choose from the Ramble, Pace, and Dash insole in their size and arch height, as long as it’s available. Please note that sizes go up to M 13/13.5 or EU 46.5/47.

tread lab logo in black/white


  • Susan Wowk

    Susan has owned Snowshoe Magazine with her husband, Paul, since 2015. In late 2018, she became involved in writing and editing content and now is the lead editor of the publication. A true winter lover and avid snowshoer, Susan looks forward to traveling to new locations and opportunities to snowshoe and break trail every season!

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