Shows & Contests


RANGE sponsors this contest, which could launch your career and lead to fame and fortune (you just need to redefine fame and fortune). Winners are announced and shown at Shooting the West, and published in RANGE magazine. Winning images are often subsequently used in the Real Buckaroo Calendar, to illustrate feature articles in RANGE magazine, and for advertising future contests. This is a great opportunity to get your images into the public eye, and learn about the intricacies of the publishing market.

Best of Show $216.00
1st Place $175.00
2nd Place $150.00
3rd Place $125.00
Merit Awards $50.00
Deadline for submission is February 2, 2018. Detailed entry forms are included in the Winter issue of RANGE magazine or visit for more info.

Contest Rules:

All rules must be followed and a completed, signed entry form submitted. One photographer per packet and maximum 5 images per person.

Entry Fee: $5.00 per image.

Content: All photos must be of the people, places and critters of America’s rangelands. Color or black & white. Amateur or professional. Entries must be submitted digitally either on CD/DVD disc or USB thumb drive. Media will NOT be returned but will be secured at RANGE offices or destroyed.

Technical Guidelines:

Image format must be JPEG. Minimum size is 3MP (multiply pixel height x width)
Label each image with your telephone number and a numeral to match photo, like this: 775-555-1212-3. Include a sheet with detailed captions that match your image label. Do not put names/date in file name.
Image Manipulation: No cloning of physical objects or major shifts in color or tonalities — that means no removing telephone poles or adding border collies! Cropping, subtle color correction and contrast adjustments, conversion to B&W, and removal of dust spots are allowed. Photos with watermarks, names, or date stamps will be rejected.
Image Preparation:

Please send images at full resolution to facilitate publication. Winning images that are shown at the awards ceremony will be properly resized for projection.

Contestants must grant RANGE magazine permission to use entries for possible use in magazines and calendars, and for other contest publicity. Calendar, book, or magazine use (with other feature stories) earns extra money.

DO NOT CALL RANGE with technical questions. Ask a friend or assume your image is good enough.

Send completed entry form and images to:

RANGE Outback Roundup 2017
106 E. Adams Street, Suite 201
Carson City, NV 89706

Give It Your Best Shot

Give It Your Best Shot is both a juried show (with awards) and “just” a show, giving participants an opportunity to present their work to the public. You are invited to enter a maximum of two prints, which will be displayed in the East Hall of the Convention Center. We’re talking about a lot of prints; every year we receive around two hundred entries. It makes for a beautiful and interesting show!

The symposium presenters choose their two favorite prints, the Speaker’s Choice and Merit Awards. Participants also vote for their favorite print, the People’s Choice Award. We’ll end Saturday afternoon with the awards presentation is in the East Hall from 5:30-7:35 (photo at 6:30 p.m.)

Entry Details:

Must be enrolled in symposium or workshop to submit prints
Maximum 2 prints per person
Entry fee is $5.00 per print
Size is limited to 30” (longest dimension including frame)
Prints must be framed unless they are wrapped canvas prints
Digitally altered images are acceptable
Your name MUST NOT BE VISIBLE on the print (if you have signed the print or mat it must be covered so that it is not visible)
The work you submit MUST BE YOUR OWN

Viewing Entries

Friday, April 12th from 8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, April 13th from 8:00 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Submitting Entries

Thursday, April 11th from 12 NOON – 6:00 P.M.
Friday, April 12th from 8:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, April 13th from 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.