The Great Outdoors

Photo District News (PDN) Presents


Featuring Ben Adkison, Raed Al-Jawad, WJ Boone, Matt Dayka, Michael DeYoung, Arnie Dolgins, Mauricio Donelli, Andrei Duman, Mark Fisher, Hank Gans, Gero Heine, Matthew Hood, Scott Hoyle, Mary Gretchen Kaplan, Layne Kennedy, Keith Ladzinski, David Lawrence Lim, Matthew O’Brien, Andrew Peacock, Tanya Piejus, Whit Richardson, Scott Rinckenberger, Liz Rogers, Chris Schmid, Jeff Schultz, Rick Sereque, Terry Shapiro, Jeremy Shelby, Joan Shyers, Franck Simonnet, Harriet Smith, Chelsea Tischler, Daniel Tremblay, Michele Westmorland, Dawn Y. Wilson, Kristin Wright.

Curated by PDN

Photo District News is proud to present all of the winners of the 2013 Great Outdoors photo contest. Special Congratulations to Professional grand-prize winner, Matt Dayka, and amateur grand-prize winner, Rick Sereque. The professional first-place winners are Andrew Peacock, Jeff Schultz, Michele Westmorland and Kristin Braga Wright, and amateur first-place winners are Ben Adkison, Raed Al-Jawad, Andrei Duman and Mary Gretchen Kaplan.

Thanks to the sponsors: Adorama, Sante Fe Photographic Workshops, Photoserve MatadorU and Outdoor Retailer.


John Toolan
Photography Director
Field & Stream

John Nuhn
Managing Photo Editor
National Wildlife

Justin Appenzeller
Photo Editor
Outdoor Life

Genny Fullerton
Sr. Associate Photo Editor
Backpacker Magazine

Chris Wellhausen
Photo Editor

Keri Bascetta
Director of Photography
SKI Magazine/Skiing Magazine

Kenji Haroutunian
Show Director
Outdoor Retailer

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