We’re excited to announce the first-ever Aspen Ideas Festival photo contest, The America I Know. This is your chance to show us the faces, places, and symbols that represent America from your unique perspective — whether you’ve lived in the US your whole life, or if you’ve only seen it in movies — for the opportunity to win a trip to the 13th annual Aspen Ideas Festival.
The Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation’s premier public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues that both shape our lives and challenge our times. Some 350 presenters, 200 sessions, and 3,000 attendees comprise the annual Festival, launched in 2005, on the Aspen Institute’s campus in Aspen, Colorado. Previous speakers have included Vice President Joe Biden; Caitlyn Jenner, executive producer of I Am Cait; and Secretary of State John Kerry.
One of the focuses of the 2017 Festival will be a look at our deeply divided country and how we can build bridges to heal these divides. As part of this focus, we’re partnering with IPPAWARDS, or the iPhone Photography Awards, to explore as many “Americas” as we can through the modern camera lens. Check out some examples of stunning iPhone photography, courtesy of IPPAWARDS, below.
Enter the contest here. Two winners will receive passes to the 13th annual Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado, from June 22 – July 1, 2017, a value of $3600. Winners will also receive round trip airfare to Aspen and three nights of lodging (complimentary shuttles between the Festival and the hotel will be provided). Additionally, a curated show of images from the IPPAWARDS contest will be exhibited on campus during the Festival. Submit your photos by March 31, 2017.
iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) is the first and longest-running iPhone photography competition. Founded in 2007, IPPAWARDS has been celebrating the creativity of iPhone photographers since the iPhone first began to inspire, excite, and engage users worldwide. Every year since then, IPPAWARDS has selected the very best shots among thousands of images submitted by iPhone photographers from more than 139+ countries around the world. Winners are selected by esteemed jury members in a multi-step process and the Photographers of the Year are then awarded. Institute staff are not allowed to participate.
Photos in this post courtesy of IPPAWARDS.