Ceiba Adventures 2021 Photo Contest Submission Form

Deadline to Submit Photos and Videos

until midnight, February 23rd!

Photo/Video Submission Guidelines & Form

2020... ah, what a year to be done with!  We are once again looking for incredible images and video stories from trips that Ceiba outfitted, wherever that may have led you. Images and video will be judged by the story they tell – standing on their own.

Enter as many still images and videos as you like. Be forewarned though that more images and video does not necessarily translate into better chances of winning. Often times less is more – choose wisely. We are looking for well crafted images and video that best exemplify quality outdoor adventure experiences in a well told story. Also, please tell us where the photo was taken if it’s not self evident.

For photographs, here is what we will be looking for:

  • The decisive moment – that split second that captures a specific moment and tells a story.

  • Layered images – To maintain an interesting narrative it is essential to draw the viewer into the scene with images that have different layers and thereby telling a story – a foreground, a middle ground, and a background. Not just a pretty, flat snapshot, whether that is landscapes, action or portraits. If you need more than one image to tell the story, then by all means, add them in.

For video we will want to see:

  • Quality, tightly edited, well thought out storytelling with a beginning, middle and end. Not just a clip of a run through a rapid (unless that alone can fully convey an interesting story).

  • Preferably a length of 2-8 minutes.

  • You can send us the video directly though this submission form or share a link from YouTube or Vimeo.


  • Grand Prize – $150 cash awarded for best image and best video.

  • Honorable Mentions – Ceiba merchandise to be determined and photo credits for usage in social media and website awarded for outstanding images and video.


  1. Final deadline for submissions is midnight, Monday, February 15, 2021.

  2. All images & videos must be entered using this Submission Upload Page.

  3. Your name must be included in each image/video file name: ex. "FirstName_LastName_001.jpg" and so on.

  4. Enter as many images/videos as you want. They don't have to be just from Grand Canyon, but must be related to outdoor adventures that Ceiba is involved with.

  5. Each image must be: A) In a jpeg, tiff or png format, B) Sized at least 1920 pixels on long side.

  6. Each video must be: A) In an mp4, mov or wmv format, B) Tightly edited & have a storyline, C) At least 720p, D) (Optional) loaded on to either YouTube or Vimeo - link must be provided.

  7. Eligible images/videos may be entered only by Ceiba clients from Ceiba trips -- past and present.

  8. All images/videos must have been taken by the individual submitting them.

  9. Ceiba Adventures, Inc. reserves the right to use all entries for their website, social media and marketing materials either online and/or printed. Photo credit will be given.


Acceptable File Types

Images: jpg, png, tif 

Video: mp4, mov, wmv

Please make sure each file is named correctly:

   "First_Last Name_001.jpg" and so on.

Enter as many files as you'd like. Make sure to give the page the time to upload after clicking Submit.


You must enter the following information in the message area underneath your email:

  1. First & Last Name

  2. Your Trip Leader or Permit Holder's Name

  3. Month & Year of Your Trip

  4. Video link(s) if on YouTube or Vimeo

  5. Image/Video Descriptions (optional)



Once the February 15 deadline passes for submissions, the Ceiba staff will impartially edit all images and video and come up with a  group of final images and video. Final choices will then be posted to our Instagram account, leaving it in your hands to determine the Grand Prize winner! The most likes for a photo/video will determine the winner. Deadline for your votes will be March 1st.