In honor of the strong history of adventure at Fort Lewis College this April 3rd, we will be celebrating the adventure achievements of Fort Lewis Students with an evening of film and photo. Prizes will be awarded for the best of all photo and film entries. The Seek Your Adventure Grant will also be awarded to the best application.
Each category will be awarded $150 (1st); $50 (2nd); and $25 (3rd). Please know that receiving these awards has the possibility of impacting your financial aid. Please inquire with Colt Fetters for more information
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Submissions will be accepted in March (Images submitted before or after the posted dates will not be accepted). No more than four submissions per participant.
The Outdoor Media Contest aims to highlight human or naturally powered outdoor recreation. The photographs are judged by presentation and appropriateness of category, as well as by technical skill with the camera and visual framing of the subject. Leave No Trace principles will also be considered. The contest organizers reserve the right to refuse entries that do not meet these criteria. All photographs must be entered in a specific category
Submit any outdoor oriented video project for a chance to win $200 (1st), $75 (2nd), $50 (3rd). Films will be judged on cinematography and story. Please know that receiving these awards has the possibility of impacting your financial aid. Please inquire with Colt Fetters for more information.
Have big adventure dreams? OP is pleased to announce funding for Fort Lewis students who dream big and seek to get outside. We will be awarding $500 that can be used towards travel, gear or adventure expenses. The awarded individual(s) will be expected to generate storytelling media of some form and present their trip back to the student population during the annual Celebration of Adventure.For more information and to apply.
The very first Celebration of Adventure took place in the Fall of 2018. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members honored and visited with Outdoor Pursuits co-founder and Professor Emeritus of Exercise Science Dolph Kuss as part of Outdoor Pursuits’ 40th anniversary.
When Dolph Kuss first arrived in Durango in 1953, he says he was "one of the few people other than cattle people who'd ever go into what is now the Weminuche Wilderness Area. I'd come back and people would ask me, 'What did it look like up there?'" Kuss says. Thanks to Kuss and a band of followers, students at Fort Lewis College today don’t have to ask those kinds of questions. Join us for a look at the life and legacy of Dolph Kuss as FLC's Outdoor Pursuits celebrates its 40th year of powering adventure!