2018 #AlpineTXPhoto Contest

The City of Alpine is pleased to announce the 2018 #AlpineTXPhoto Contest!

We are kicking off the 2018 Contest with an ALPINE PHOTO WEEKEND at the Museum of the Big Bend, June 15-17! The weekend begins with an opening reception for the Texas Photographic Society group exhibit, “FotoTexas II: People, Places and Culture”, continues with a day of photo talks & demos, and also features two guided photography walks. Visit the Museum web site for more information.

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.

  • H.L. Kokernot, Jr. Memorial Award – $500
    (named in honor of the creator of the remarkable Kokernot Field, home of the Alpine Cowboys baseball team)
  • Henry Charles Trost Memorial Award – $100
    (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 Award – $50
  • Hancock Hill Award – $50
  • “A” Mountain Award – $50

Click here to view the complete Photo Contest Rules.

Any questions can be directed to photos@visitalpinetx.com

This year’s photo contest will be judged by photographer Jennifer Boomer. Jennifer splits her time between Marfa and Dallas, Texas. Her client list includes Texas Monthly, The Wall Street Journal, Domino, WIRED, The Food Network and HGTV. Boomer enjoys working for various clients all over the world as well as in her backyard. She was chosen as one of Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top 50 Photographers and included in the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers list.

Photo by 2018 #AlpineTXPhoto Contest Judge Jennifer Boomer

What to Enter

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.

How to Enter

The contest is open to entries through September 30, 2018. Fill out the Photo Contest Entry Form and upload your images (or e-mail the files to uploads@visitalpinetx.com). Up to five photographs may be entered per participant. See the Complete Photo Contest Rules for more details.