Outside Interactive, Inc. Launches New Awards Program with $40,000 in Prize Money

May 10, 2023

Photographers and filmmakers will be judged by a prestigious lineup of filmmakers and athletes including Jimmy Chin and Lyndsey Dyer — submissions open through July 31, 2023

Boulder, Colo. (May 10, 2023)/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Outside Interactive, Inc., the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content, services, events, and experiences, announced the launch of the inaugural Outside Awards today. The new winter-focused competition seeks out the next generation of filmmakers and photographers with $40,000 in prize money on the line.

“Our mission is to get everyone outside, and we’re searching for new storytellers to reach a larger and more diverse generation of skiers and snowboarders,” said Christopher Jerard, vice president of marketing for Outside. “The Outside Awards will shine the spotlight on up-and-coming creators and celebrate emerging voices in the snowsports world.”

The submission period is open today and closes July 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. MT. Photographers and filmmakers can submit entries in three categories: Thrill (chasing action), Purpose (highlighting activism), and Awe (capturing wonder).

A judging panel of pro athletes and well-known filmmakers will determine one film finalist and one photo finalist in each category, for a total of six finalists to be announced in September. Each of the six finalists will receive a $5,000 cash prize. Judges will include Academy Award-winning film director Jimmy Chin, professional skier and filmmaker Lynsey Dyer, photographer Chase Jarvis, world-renown climber Sasha DiGiulian, longtime Warren Miller producer Josh Haskins, and more.

The three photography finalists will be featured in Outside Magazine, and the three finalist films will be part of the upcoming Warren Miller and Get Outside Tour, hitting the road from October 2023 to January 2024. At tour events, live audiences will have the chance to vote on the three final films to determine one overall People’s Choice grand-prize winner, who will receive an additional $10,000 cash prize. The People’s Choice winner will be announced at the end of January 2024.

Entry Fees and Prizes

$30 entry fee

Each entry will include an Outside+ subscription

Content should be winter-focused

One video or up to five photos are included in the entry fee

Video length should be between 3-5 minutes


$5,000 in prize money per category finalists (three film, three photo)

$10,000 additional prize to the final People’s Choice Grand Prize winner

Award Categories


Submissions must relate to an experience that gives you a thrill, gets your heart beating, or creates an adrenaline rush; that surge of pure joy and energy that lives at the very edge of adventure. This category isn’t for the ones who ask why, but instead ask, why not?


Submissions should represent how you find meaning in the winter world or connect through winter to a greater good. From protecting future snowfall to helping underrepresented communities experience the beauty of winter, demonstrate how your calling has a positive impact.

Submissions must capture the wonder of wild places, the feeling of being completely immersed in nature, or the inspiration you find outdoors. Whether it’s exuberant love for a place, a sport, or your craft, the challenge is expressing this reverence in a photo or video.

Learn more about the Outside Awards at outsideonline.com/awards.

About Outside

Outside Interactive, Inc. is the premier destination for active lifestyle enthusiasts and home to leading brands in the endurance sports, outdoor, and healthy living spaces. Each month, Outside reaches 80 million of the most active consumers in the world across its 30+ media, digital, and technology platforms, creating an experience for both longtime adventurers and those just getting started. Outside’s mission is to get everyone outdoors, experiencing healthy, connected, and fulfilling lives. Outside’s membership offering, Outside+, bundles best-in-class storytelling, videos, gear reviews, mapping apps, online courses, discounted event access, magazines, access to NASTAR courses, and more. Learn more at OutsideInc.com.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Jessica McGee – jmcgee@outsideinc.com