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Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition Offers Annual Photo Contest

The Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition hosts its annual photo contest for amateur and professional photographers. The contest is an opportunity to help the nonprofit promote crane conservation with images of Rocky Mountain sandhill cranes in a variety of categories.

Photographs can be submitted in the following five categories:

  • Yampa Valley Greater Sandhill Cranes (Routt and Moffat Counties)—Amateur Division
  • Yampa Valley Greater Sandhill Cranes (Routt and Moffat Counties) — Professional Division
  • Rocky Mountain Sandhill Cranes: Areas outside the Yampa Valley; Open to amateur and professional photographers.
  • Altered Reality Footage of Rocky Mountain Sandhill Cranes – All Locations
  • Rocky Mountain Sandhill Cranes Video – All Locations

To submit photos, email [email protected] with the photographer’s name, phone number, location of the photo, date it was taken, and a title for the image. Each photograph must be attached in jpeg format. A participant can submit two photographs per category.



All photographs must be taken between September 1, 2023 and August 8, 2024. Winners will be announced at the Yampa Valley Crane Festival from August 29 to September 1. For more information, ColoradoCranes.org/photo-contest/.