Image courtesy the Boulder Theater
Photo by Scott Serfas
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!
|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|
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.cpotts.com
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.shifter.media
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."daredreamer.net
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.true.ink
Your submission should represent what gives you meaning in life, connects you to the greater good and demonstrates how you share it with the world. This purpose is a ‘calling’ you cannot ignore, no matter the cost and may manifest as personal transformation or as your attempt to impact other people and/or the environment in a positive way.
Photo by Taylor Burk
Your submission must relate to adventure with purpose and focus on an aspect of your adventure which is completely new to you. Whether it’s a ‘first’ for just you or a ‘first’ of all time, the challenge is capturing and expressing this personal discovery in a photo, video or essay.
Photo by Ben Thouard
Your photo, video or essay awards submission for the Awe category must relate to a place that has left you in awe of our natural world.
Photo by Jimmy Chin
Your submissions must relate to an experience that gives you a thrill, gets your heart beating or creates an adrenaline rush; that surge of pure joy and energy that lives at the very edge of adventure. This category isn’t for the ones who ask why, but instead ask, why not?
Photo Courtesy Sasha DiGiulian
This category is for showcasing the lessons you learn that come from adventures that don’t necessarily go according to plan or which teach you a lesson you didn’t anticipate you would learn. These are the journeys that leave a lasting impression on you and challenge your perceptions.
Photo by Bo Bridges
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.
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.
Image Courtesy 5Point Film Festival
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.
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.
Photo by Erich Roepke