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Here's Who Won the 2nd Annual Aspen Photo Challenge (So Far)

The competition continues with the Crowd Favorite category, now open for online voting.

By Katie Shapiro June 12, 2017

Lets all admit it: Aspen is an Instagram-obsessed town. But when you’re lucky enough to live in a place as jaw-droppingly stunning as Pitkin County, you can’t really help but share it with the world right?

Enter the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, who launched the inaugural #AspenPhotoChallenge in 2016 to shine a spotlight on the best of the best resident photographers —the ones giving us serious camera skill and adventure  envy every time we look at our newsfeed.

The two-week competition (May 27-June 10, 2017), presented in partnership with Outside magazine sent 15 Roaring Fork Valley pros out to capture the start of summer across three categories: landscape, light, and motion. Seth BecktonDirk BraunChris CouncilDavid CliffordJordan CuretJeremy JosephRobert MillmanBen MosconaShawn O’ConnorDevin PoolMatt PowerJeremy SwansonCraig TurpinDraper White, and Kristin Wright submitted 15 images each, which were judged by Andrea Wallace, photo director at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, renowned photographer and visual storyteller Peter McBride, and Jakob Schiller, associate editor at Outside Magazine.

Here’s who took home top honors (and cash prizes) at last night’s Awards Party at the Wheeler Opera House:

Landscape: Devin Pool
*Overall gallery

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Image: Devin Pool

Light: Kristin Wright
*Overall gallery

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Motion: Jeremy Swanson
*Overall gallery

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Best Image: Jeremy Joseph
*One image

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Image: Jeremy Joseph

Peer Favorite: Devin Pool
*Overall gallery

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Image: Devin Pool

Runner-up Best Image: David Clifford
*One image

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And the competition is still not over. Starting Tuesday, June 13 (8 a.m. MST), the Crowd Favorite category will be open to the public for voting through June 27th (11:59 p.m. MST). To cast a ballot for your favorite photographer (limit one per 24 hours), visit:

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