As the weather warms and hiking trails open, many Thunderbirds make a beeline for the nearby mountains, and the Outdoor Engagement Center wants to hear all about it and, more importantly, see it all in its campus-wide Get Outside Photo Competition.
The contest, which will run through April 17, is a chance for SUU students, faculty and staff to show off the amazing places they’ve been and share with others those things they most enjoy about the great outdoors that surround our college town. So pull out your camera and lace up your hiking boots, then share the photos on the Outdoor Engagement Center’s Facebook or Twitter pages over the next week.
The top 12 photos will be chosen by the Outdoor Engagement Center and announced through its two social media sites. Those top 12 photographers will then have until April 25 to get the most points on their photo through likes, comments and shares on Facebook and retweets on Twitter. The photo with the most points by the end of the competition will score a $25 gift card to the SUU Bookstore and a Pacesetters T-shirt. The two runners-up will also receive a Pacesetters T-shirt.
The competition is open to the entire SUU community and there is no limit on the amount of photos that may be submitted. All submissions must be the original work of the competing photographer and must have been taken within the past year. Photos can have been taken anywhere in the world, as long as it is outside.
The Harry Reid Center for Outdoor Engagement, located in the Sharwan Smith Student Center, is dedicated to promoting a lifelong love of the outdoors within all students and employees at SUU. From outdoor activities such as hiking or stargazing to information about internships in state and national parks, the Outdoor Engagement Center is helping the SUU community engage in the outdoors.