photo contest

If you love getting outside and snapping photos on your phone – this contest is for you!

Submit your favorite photos snapped on your phone from your adventures in our local parks, trails and open spaces. No filters. No editing. Just share your photo(s) that best tell us how you feel about spending time in our local outdoor spaces. And the best part? Your $10 entry fee will support the organization that advocates for the outdoor spaces you love so much!

exciting prize packages in 3 categories

FOR THE DOGS – In this category, we are looking for you to submit a photo of your favorite outdoor companion(s) in an open space, park or trail. Show us how our outdoor spaces make your furry friend happy (yappy in dog terms!) 


  • 2 night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn – Downtown Colorado Springs
  • 4-pack Family Day Pass for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
  •  $100 Target Gift Card
  • Photo featured in Colorado Springs Independent 

KRAZY COOL KIDS – Kids have felt a particular strain during the COVID pandemic. Show us how getting out into parks, open spaces and trails have helped them stay happy and healthy!

  • 1 night stay (includes day pass) and $200 voucher (redeemable for additional reservations, food, beverage or retail) at Great Wolf Lodge
  • $100 Target Gift Card
  • Photo featured in Colorado Springs Independent 

THE ADVENTURER – Get creative and show us how you “adventure” in our parks, open spaces and on our trails. Everything is on the table: people, scenery, wildlife. Wow us!

  • Ziplining experience by Adventures Out West
  • Osprey backpack
  • $100 Target Gift Card
  • Photo featured in Colorado Springs Independent 

runner-up prize packages for each category will include: $25 Kangaroo coffee gift card and tosc t-shirt

submit photo entry

submissions accepted july 15 - july 31. 2020
$10 per photo submission

Step 1: Click the button below to submit payment and contact information.

Step 2: Email photo to  Be sure to include the same photographer name that is on the payment form.

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For as little as $30 Join the Coalition and advocate for the preservation, improvement and maintenance of our TRAILS, OPEN SPACES and PARKS.