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Our website exists because of all of you and your great photo and video contributions!

13th Annual Ceiba Adventures Photo & Video Contest

A Heartfelt Thanks for All the Grand Canyon Photo and Video Contest Contributions!

On behalf of Ceiba Adventures, we wanted to take a moment to express our sincere gratitude for all of your invaluable contributions to Ceiba’s 13th Annual Photo and Video Contest! Once again, you all outdid yourselves! Your stunning photos and videos from your river trips have added immense beauty and authenticity to our company's visual storytelling. We understand the effort and personal significance that go into capturing these moments, and we want to assure you that your work is highly valued. Your enthusiastic participation and contributions have ultimately helped elevate our brand.

It's incredibly inspiring to see the passion and creativity that each of you brought to the contest. We were truly overwhelmed by the remarkable quality and diversity of the submissions we received this year, and it is evident that each photo and video carries a special story and personal connection to the Grand Canyon. Your willingness to share these moments with us has not only enriched our collection but has also allowed us to showcase the awe-inspiring beauty of the Grand Canyon through your lens and help us paint a vivid picture of the Grand Canyon river trip experience, serving as a source of inspiration for others who are yet to embark on their own river trips.

Once again, thank you for sharing your talent and passion with us. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to feature your photos and videos and to have you as a part of Ceiba’s vibrant community and sharing in our love for Grand Canyon.

Wishing you continued adventures and looking forward to the possibility of helping your trips out in the future!

All the best,

Scott Davis & Rachel Schmidt


Ceiba Adventures

Ceiba sends out one mass email in the dead of winter each year. It is to invite all of you to submit your photos and videos from your adventures in Grand Canyon and elsewhere. And man, do you all ever deliver!!! The deluge of outstanding imagery we receive is awe inspiring! Thank you! Our staff so looks forward to experiencing your photos and videos from your trips. We can’t thank you enough for all your contributions!

For our home page lead-in, a special shout-out to Derek Moody (learn more here) for his awesome video footage and to Bill Powers (learn more here) for his original (wrote the tune while on a Ceiba trip in the Canyon!) musical composition "Big Water Ahead".

The viewers have voted!

Here are our 2023 winners

Here are all the other 2023 entries too!

Photo/Video Contest Winners and Contributors


Alyson Goates

Amanda Timoney - Grand Prize Photo

Amy and Dan Brogan

Bego Gerhart

Caity Grant

Chris Mortimer - Honorable Mention Photo and Video

Cody Deane

Daniel Regalado

Dave Brown

Duncan Brown

Eden Sipperly

Georgia Gale

Gilles Durepos - Grand Prize Video

Hanna Ryder

Jaromir Vojtech

Jill Norton Woodruff - Honorable Mention Photo

John Yayen - Honorable Mention Video

Julie O'Brien

Logan Cookler

Madeline Louise Friend

Marie-Eve Beauchamp

Matt Power

Matthew Koller

Maureen Downing-Kunz

Mike Parkinson

Mike Rowe

Oliver Deshler

Patrick Robichaud

Peter Laramore

Skyler Bol

Trinity Sage

Trinity Veach

Vickie Smoot

Wendy Bennett


Andrew Dhonau

Brent Berger

Charlie Cohn - Honorable Mention Video

Derek Moody

Doug Silton - Honorable Mention Photos

Erin Draper

Jack Kloepfer

Jake Watson

Jen Huyler

Jessy Mueller

Kelly Chang

Kelly Greene - Grand Prize Video

Kerrie (Knox) Lee - Honorable Mention Photo

Kevin O'Brien

Kim Kahler - Honorable Mention Video

Lance Ostrom

Liza Bee Hodgins

Mara Carini

Marc Hunt

Margaret Siller

Matt Snider

Michael Akland

Michael Bone

Mike Curiak

Miranda Pavey

Raleigh Gambino - Grand Prize Photo

Robert Bender

Scott Pankratz

Sean Schrag-Toso

Stephen True

Wilton Courtney


Abby Hudson

Andrea Lubeck - Honorable Mention Photo

Andrew Villeneuve

Brenton Hofstetter

Cory Griffin

Crazy Karl

Don Lester

Erik Bernhoft - Honorable Mention Video

Jordan Kaczor

Josh Davis

Kim Williams

Langdon Ernest-Beck

Maryann Velasquez - Grand Prize Video

Matt Porebski - Grand Prize Photo

Matt Power

Michael Cahn - Honorable Mention Video

P.J. O'Malley

Peter Gutowsky

Peter Whelan

Phil Kirkman

Sam Averett

Sara Cochella

Scott McDaniel - Honorable Mention Photo

Tulasi Fowler


Anthony Mancuso

Briana Smith - Grand Prize Photo

Carol Hawkins

Christi Turner

Courtney Wilton

Clayton Van Nimwegen

Darius Nabors - Honorable Mention Photo

Derek Moody - Honorable Mention Video

Don Kellett

Griffin Morey

Iain Law

Jack Henderson

Kelly Greene - Grand Prize Video

Kevin O’Brien

Lucas Ayoub - Honorable Mention Video

Matthew Hood

Michelle Sorensen

Neal Handloser

Paul Friedman - Honorable Mention Photo

Rich Rudow

Russel Bailey

Wendy Bennett

COVID Lockdown Special

Jake Murie - First Place Photo

Jason Remshardt


Amanda Grant

Andrea Lubek

Andrew Drake - Photo Honorable Mention

Bego Gerhardt

Chelsea Griffin

Chris Becker

Dan Marshall - Photo Second Place

Emory Capps

Erik Bernhoft

Evan Parker - Photo First Place

Greg Steen

Jack Henderson - Photo First Place

Jane Derderian

Joseph Ray

Juliet Ramirez

Luke Flaherty

Nate Goss-Woliner - Photo Second Place

Olivia Darwin

Pascal Girard - Photo & Video First Place

Paul Porteous - Video Second Place

Peter Collins

Russell Agee - Photo First Place

Ryan Soderlund - Photo Second Place

Tania Ross - Video Honorable Mention

Walter Augustine


Alan Cammack

Bego Gerhardt - Photo Honorable Mention

Ben Saheb - Video First Place & Photo Honorable Mention

Bryan Codi

Caleb Norton - Photo Second Place

Carrie Hawthorne - Photo Second Place

Charles Ging

Chelsea Cormack

Christopher Walker

Dan Zahn

Darcy Carter

David Levine - Photo Second Place

Elisha McCarthur - Photo Honorable Mention

Fabiano Mognol

Heather Solee

Jack Simmons

Karin Strickland - Photo First Place

Jessica Cortright

Lucas Fellers

Lucy Hedley - Video Honorable Mention

Matt Kaplinski - Photo First Place

Mike Curiak

Mitchell Ryan

Neil Nikirk

Peter Rice

Randy Gayner - Photo First Place

Roxanne Adams - Video Second Place

Samantha Smith

Sarah Meunier

Scott Prins

Steven Toya

Taylor Bohannon

Tricia Chan

Tyson Peterson

Video Gallery

WATER | Grand Canyon

A film by Dan Ransom

Standing and Rowing in the Grand Canyon

Ben Saheb

In The Heart Of The Grand Canyon And Of A Family

Pascal Girard

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