Conservation Stories: Columbia Photo Contest Awards Gear and Donates Funds


The work at Conservation Alliance wouldn't be possible without all of our outdoor industry brand members. But a lot of them aren't only involved with Conservation Alliance; many of our member brands are committed to a diverse variety of environmental causes. Every Thursday we'll be featuring a cross-post from one of our member companies to highlight the causes that they're active in. Today we're celebrating member company Columbia for their Facebook photo contest Ice Pics, which gives contestants a chance to win cool gear while supporting three awesome causes.


Have a great shot of some wintery outdoor fun? Check out Ice Pics, the new photo contest on Columbia Sportswear's Facebook page!
Columbia is collecting their fans' "coolest" outdoor pics and giving them a chance to win a $50 gift card – or $100 if they're a Columbia Greater Rewards member! They will award a winner each week between now and January 31st.
And here's another cool thing: They're giving $5,000 each month to the following groups in honor of all the cool fans who participate!

  • November: Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness – Dedicated to preserving the ecosystem of the boundary waters wilderness area in northern Minnesota.
  • December: Yampah Mountain High School – Offering a nontraditional curriculum in Glenwood Springs, Colorado that emphasizes environmental responsibility.
  • January: Youth Restoration Corps – Recognized as one of the top conservation programs for youth in the country and promotes wilderness stewardship through service projects emphasizing their connection to the outdoors.

So stop by, submit your pics and check out the excellent work these groups are doing!

Photo by Hamed Saber