The 2013 contest was closed to entries on September 30. Free and open to the public, this annual contest is an opportunity for our visitors from near or far as well as local community members to showcase their photographs and videos.
Participants are asked to capture the city of Alpine, Texas (and/or its surroundings) in a personal, reflective way to reveal the personality of the town through their eyes. The city itself has a rich history, a variety of architectural and natural landmarks and scenic views of all types and sizes. Through the artist’s own lens and outlook, Alpine’s persona will bloom with high-quality, inspired and surprising imagery.
Entrants have the chance to win one of the following cash prizes. Photography and video categories will each have their own winners at all five award levels.
- H.L. Kokernot, Jr. Memorial Awards (Photography & Video) – $500 each
(named in honor of the creator of the remarkable Kokernot Field, home of the Alpine Cowboys baseball team)
- Henry Charles Trost Memorial Awards (Photography & Video) – $100 each
(named in honor of the principal designer for Trost & Trost, architects of the historic Holland Hotel and many other signature buildings throughout the region)
- Twin Sisters Awards (Photography & Video) – $50 each
- Hancock Hill Awards (Photography & Video) – $50 each
- “A” Mountain Awards (Photography & Video) – $50 each
The photo contest was judged by J. Griffis Smith, photo editor for the celebrated Texas Highways magazine. Smith has worked for the magazine for more than 25 years. During his career, he has crisscrossed the state and covered a wide spectrum of subjects, from majestic landscapes to intriguing people who have contributed to the tapestry of Texas culture.
The video contest was judged by Shelby Levins, the evening anchor for KMID Midland’s ABC news broadcast.
What to Enter
Photo: Photographs must be taken in the City of Alpine and its immediate surroundings. Photos within the City are preferred. “Immediate surroundings” includes the roads and ranches between Alpine and its neighboring communities, but not the towns themselves (photos taken in or beyond Marfa, Fort Davis, Marathon, and Terlingua will not be eligible). See the Complete Photo Contest Rules for more details.
Video: The City of Alpine and its immediate surroundings must be the primary subject of each video. See the Complete Video Contest Rules for more details.
How to Enter
Photo: The contest is open to entries through September 30, 2013. Fill out the Photo Contest Entry Form and upload your images (or e-mail the files to firstname.lastname@example.org). Up to five photographs may be entered per participant. See the Complete Photo Contest Rules for more details.
Video: Upload your videos to youtube.com, and make sure that “Alpine, Texas” is somewhere in the title of each video. Copy the URL for each video (example URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMgg31cqQrU). Fill out the Video Contest Entry Form, pasting your video’s URL into the proper field. Up to five videos may be entered per participant. See the Complete Video Contest Rules for more details.