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December 5, 2019


Image courtesy the Boulder Theater

Photo by Scott Serfas

Hosted By


At The

Boulder Theater

The beautiful turn-of-the-century Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colorado is home to the 2019 ROAM Awards Ceremony. ROAM Founding Member and legendary snowboarder, Travis Rice, will be bringing down the house as the ceremony host. Imagine yourself being honored on stage in front of a live audience by the Award's distinguished judges and mingling with today's top creators and athletes in outdoor adventure and storytelling. Winner’s work will be exhibited throughout the event and the Awards contest sponsors will be there with a few special surprises, too.


The intent of the ROAM Awards: to identify, celebrate, and amplify the next generation of voices in our adventure with purpose community. Voices that will help us explore new ways of thinking, to help us re-connect with deeply shared human emotions, and to enable us to see that which we might never have known to even exist. The investment we make in this endeavor has long-term positive implications for all beings on the planet. Congratulations to this year’s Winners!



Andy Mann

Chase Jarvis

Jody MacDonald

Chris Rainier

Rhonda Rubinstein


Jimmy Chin

Travis Rice

Mimi Chakarova

Ron Dawson

Dale Djerassi

Written Essay

Sasha DiGiulian

Maria Coffey

Geoffrey Gray

Annette McGivney

Kerry Tremain



15 Winners 45 Finalists Staff Picks Every Entrant
$45,000 in Cash Awards
Travel & Lodging Stipend for Awards Ceremony
Dinner with the Judges and Industry VIPs
Workshops from Industry Experts
Takeover the ROAM Instagram Account
Winning writers receive contract from ROAM
Join the exclusive ROAM creator network
Thousands of dollars in non-cash prizes
In-person and Online Exhibitions
Published in the ROAM Journal
Exposure to ROAM’s Massive Social Audience
International Press Exposure
Your Work Reviewed by Industry Professionals
Share Your Work with the Global Community
Opportunities for Immediate Exposure

Workshops for the Winners

Marketing and Mindfulness
with Carolyn Potts

Anyone who’s ever obsessed over a situation –and wished they could stop thinking about it – knows the suffering that mental loops create. Here’s the good news: all of those negative states start in the mind. Carolyn, an industry leading creative consultant, will share insights into employing effective “inner” as well as “outer” marketing tactics and strategies.


Atypical Self-Publishing
with Daniel Milnor

This workshop will speak to the new freedoms and how best to utilize the existing publishing platforms. Dan will cover topics such as utilizing more than one format, collaboration, best use of magazine, serial publishing, themed books and how to best communicate with an audience interested in supporting the independent publisher.


Sticking the Landing
with Ron Dawson

The importance of a strong ending in storytelling... we've all seen it. The movie is firing on all cylinders up to the last act, or even the last scene, and the ending just falls apart, retroactively tainting the whole experience. In this workshop Ron will use various examples to show to ensure every story you tell "sticks the landing."


Following Your Curiosity
with Geoffrey Gray

Geoffrey attributes much of his success as a writer to finding and maintaining his style while endlessly exploring his insatiable curiosity. Many writers get bogged down writing about the same general topics in an effort to become the subject matter expert, only to find themselves burned out after years of trying to rewrite the same thing. Geoffrey eschews that approach and will discuss his tips and tricks for keeping deeply engaged with a wide variety of interests.



Deadline is October 25, 2019


Takeover ROAM’s Instagram
and be featured on ROAM’s website

As a winner in the photo or video category, you’ll get exposure to ROAM’s massive social audience as well as be featured prominently in an interview on ROAM’s website.

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Your work goes on tour with the 5Point Film Festival

As a photo, video or essay winner or finalist, clips of your work will be shown at the 13th Annual Flagship Festival in a ROAM-produced film and will be shown at 5Point screenings.

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Image Courtesy 5Point Film Festival

Essay winners will be paid
to write for ROAM

As the author of a winning essay, ROAM will offer you a 3-month paid contract to write for ROAM, with potential to extend the contract. Authors will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas or may be given assignments.

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Join the ROAM Network as a Content Creator

As a photo, video or essay winner, you’ll be invited to join the exclusive ROAM creator network and you’ll get opportunities to collaborate with and create content for ROAM, including opportunities to create branded content for ROAM clients.

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Photo by Erich Roepke

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