#Photo Contest


2019 Photo contest winner by Tallyn Donati

Our ever popular photo contest is back!  Five years ago we launched our photo contest and couldn’t have been more impressed with the results.  Thousands of incredible images of people climbing, hiking and partying during Ice Fest weekend. So, how could we not do it again?

While the global pandemic may stop us from all getting together during Ice Fest, it doesn’t have to stop you from climbing, or from taking some amazing photos while
you’re climbing. We still want to see what all of our friends are doing, and reward their creativity, so we are running our photo contest a little differently this year.





Here’s how it works for 2023:
1. During the climbing season snap some photos of ice climbing in the U.P. Photos of climbing, approaches, whatever as long as you feel it represents your the U.P. experience.
Photos must be from this season and must be from the Upper Peninsula.

2. Post your photos to Instagram with the hashtag #michiganicefest2023. You can enter as many photos as you want. Please make sure your privacy settings allow us to see your photos. If we can’t see them, you can’t win.

3. On February 15th, all of the photos tagged with #michiganicefest2023 will be judged by a panel of Ice Fest staff. Photos will be judged based on some seriously strict criteria like
exposure, composition, creativity, and coolness.

4. The panel’s favorite photos will be shared on the Michigan Ice Fest Facebook page and the photo with the most likes at the end of the voting period will be the winner.

Pretty easy. It doesn’t cost you a dime and we know you’re posting all of your sweet Ice Fest shots anyway, so you might as well try and win something. The prize will include a registration for the 2024 Michigan Ice Fest and a class of your choice at next year’s event. On top of this already stellar prize, we are throwing in gear and clothing from some of our event sponsors. So when you get to Munising make sure you pull out your phone or camera and take your best shot at winning the Michigan Ice Fest 2023 photo contest!