Aspen Photo Challenge runs through June 10 |

Aspen Photo Challenge runs through June 10

The second annual Aspen Photo Challenge, presented by the Aspen Chamber Resort Association in association with media partner Outside Magazine, is a two-week event that started May 27 and runs through June 10.

Fifteen Roaring Fork Valley professional photographers will compete in event by capturing the early summer season in Aspen.

Judges for this year’s competition are Andrea Wallace, photo director at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, renowned photographer and visual storyteller Peter McBride, and Jakob Schiller, associate editor at Outside Magazine.

The Aspen Photo Challenge galleries of images will be displayed, and winners will be announced at the Aspen Photo Challenge Awards from 5 to 7 p.m. June 11 at the Wheeler Opera House. Complimentary beer and cocktails will be provided by Aspen Brewing Co. and Woody Creek Distillers. The free event is open to the public.

New this year, two categories are open to the general public. Any interested participant may enter by posting their personal photography taken in Aspen from May 27 through June 10 on Instagram and tagging their images with the hashtag #AspenPhotoChallenge (for those ages 18 and over) or #AspenPhotoChallenge18 (for those under the age of 18). The winner for the 18-and-over category will win a cash prize of $250, and the winner for the under-18 category will win a cash prize of $100. The boundaries are the same for the public as competing photographers — anywhere in the Roaring Fork Valley excluding Snowmass Village.

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