Winners of the 2014 “I <3 Snow" Photo Contest


With winter finally winding down (go team spring!), what better time to announce the winners to the “I <3 Snow” Photo Contest? From the hundreds of entries we received, we chose winners that not only motivated us to bundle up and get outside, but reminded us why we work so hard to build the next generation of conservation leaders--because nothing inspires like nature’s wonders, and we must ensure that they remain in good hands.


Grand Prize winner: After seeing Prusik Peak featured in some magazines,grand prize winner Paul Raymaker decided he had to see it for himself. Doing so turned out to require an 18 mile uphill hike into Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. Obviously Paul was undeterred. “This hike was one of the hardest that I have done, but I was rewarded with some of the most gorgeous scenery I have ever seen. Prusik Peak is just one icon of an area with endless beauty…”

2nd place winner: For Ethan Duffany, SCA membership brought a special opportunity to explore the frozen waterfalls on Thacher State Park’s Indian Ladder Trail, which is closed to public each winter. Luckily for everyone, he brought along his camera.

3rd place winner:  When graduate research took SCA alumna Ellen George out onto frozen Lake Ontario with The Nature Conservancy, she brought along her camera and a great sense of humor.

People’s Choice winner: Caitlin Brennan was right to suspect that the people loveRocky Mountain National Park. Who wouldn’t??

Thank you so much to all who participated, and to everyone who makes SCA’s mission a part of their own. It’s your support that makes it possible for us to keep working hard on behalf of the planet and all who inhabit it.


Special thanks to SCA national supporter Domtar for making this year’s contest possible!