Clatworthy with camera on tripod on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. Snow-covered Mountain peaks in the background.


Rooney Valley Photo Contest

Rooney Valley Photo Contest

Grab your Camera! Win Cool Prizes!

Help celebrate the beauty, the geological, paleontological and historical landmarks and the outstanding recreational playground all situated in our own backyard – in Rooney Valley, Lakewood Colorado*. We invite you to submit your most creative photography into the Rooney Valley Photo Contest to celebrate the diverse natural features and recreational opportunities to be appreciated and enjoyed throughout the Rooney Valley.

The contest is open to all ages, however separate youth competition and prizes are available for photographers of age 12 and under.

PRIZES (12 available):
Grand Prize, Finalists and First Place winners in the following categories:

1) Landscape, 2) Wildlife/Flora, 3) Paleontology/Geology, and 4) Recreation, will respectively receive:
Grand Prize (1 available):
• $200 American Express Card
• 1 Annual Printed Subscription of Smithsonian Magazine
• $50 Outback Steakhouse E-giftcard
Runner Up Finalists Prizes (2 available)
• 1 Annual Printed subscription to National Geographic Traveler
• $30 Starbucks E-giftcard
First Place in Each Category (4 available)
• $20 Barnes and Nobles E-giftcard
Grand Prize Age 12 & Under (1 available)
• 1 Annual Printed subscription to National Geographic Kids
• $25 Regal Entertainment Group E-giftcard
First Place in Each Category, 12 & under (4 available)
• $10 Coldstone Creamery E-giftcard

*Enter Your Photo:

Photos must be received by Midnight, September 17, 2019

CONTACT: For information and questions, email

*(For location reference, Dinosaur Ridge in located in the Rooney Valley.)