Backpacking Light 2012 Photo Contest and Runners Up

Thank you to all who contributed! We're unable to publish all of the over fifty entries, but it was a tough race with many evocative and lush photographs. Though I wasn't a judge, it was fun to collect the images and captions, learning a bit more about each of the photographers in the process. Here are the top ten entries, with the photographers' captions and the judges' commentary on each. Special thanks to our judges: Ryan Jordan, Chris Wallace, Damien and Renee Tougas, and Tony Wong.

Congratulations to the winners!

First Place (Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter Pack): Heather Allen

Second Place (Ruta Locura Wasatch Bivy): Scott MacButch

Third Place (Mountain Laurel Designs eVent Mitts and Gaiters): Frédéric Maillard

ARTICLE OUTLINE

  • First Place (Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter Pack): Heather Allen
    • Second Place (Ruta Locura Wasatch Bivy): Scott MacButch
    • Third Place (Mountain Laurel Designs eVent Mitts and Gaiters): Frédéric Maillard
  • First Place - Heather Allen
    • Judges' Comments
  • Second Place - Scott MacButch
    • Judges' Comments
  • Third Place - Frédéric Maillard
    • Judges' Comments
  • Honorable Mention - Steve Denny
    • Judges' Comments
  • Honorable Mention - Danny Milks
    • Judges' Comments
  • Honorable Mention - sieto78 (look up username/email)
    • Judges' Comments
  • Honorable Mention - Ludovic Pradel
    • Judges' Comments
  • Honorable Mention - Jack Kan
    • Judges' Comments
  • Honorable Mention - Emily Mathews
    • Judges' Comments
  • Honorable Mention - Mandy Redpath
    • Judges' Comments

# WORDS: 2990
# PHOTOS: 10

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