Photo Competition

Fotostream Winners!

Thanks to everyone who came by for the Fotostream reception on January 24th!  There were many fantastic, high quality photos in the show.  Check out the winners below!  The show will be open for viewing at the Aurora Cultural Arts District Gallery on Friday 1/31 from 1-5pm and Saturday 2/1 from 1-5pm.  The show will then move to the Aurora Municipal Building until 3/12, then the Commerce City Civic Center from 3/24-3/30.  Photos will be available for viewing in the latter two locations during normal business hours.  All photos, including those that did not win an award, can be purchased throughout the duration of the show.  Please contact Katie at or 303-468-3262 if you wish to purchase a photo.  25% of the price of the photo will go to SCRGP!

For a list of 2014 Fotostream events and dates, please click here.


1st Place- Adult: Explosive Meeting by Ellen Yeiser ($200)


2nd Place- Adult: Pelicans Flying- Sand Creek Near Peoria by Larry Allen (Not for Sale)




3rd Place-Adult: Reflections by Douglas Bowen ($125)



1st Place- Youth: Falling Water by Elena Stutzman ($75)



2nd Place- Youth: View by Hew Moo ($25)



3rd Place- Youth: Contrast by Safu Abdulhakim ($25)



John Fielder Award: Sand Creek Park at Dawn by Michael Ciavatta ($300)



Community Award: Curiosity by Wendi Schneider ($500)



People’s Choice Award: Bald Eagle Close-Up by George Ho ($225)



We will be accepting submissions for the 2014 Photography Competition in April.  Please check back soon for more details.

2013 Guidelines (for reference only)

Fotostream: 1st Annual Sand Creek Regional Greenway Photography Show 

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership (SCRGP) is excited to announce its 1st annual photo competition and show.  SCRGP is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that, in partnership with Aurora, Commerce City and Denver, seeks to preserve, improve, and promote the natural and recreational resources of the Sand Creek Regional Greenway.

Photos must be taken on the Sand Creek Greenway.  Click here to see MAP.


Adults: $200 First Place, $100 Second Place, $50 Third Place
Youth (18 and under): $100 First Place, $50 Second Place, $25 Third Place
John Fielder Prize: Signed John Fielder photograph of the SCRG
Community Award: TBD
People’s Choice winner selected by ballot by attendees at the opening reception: $100


Evan Anderman, Susan Blake, and Leah Netsky
John Fielder Award selected by John Fielder
Community Award winners will be selected by local City Council members

Entry Fee:

Adults 19 and up: $25 for one entry of up to 5 photos
Youth 18 and under: $10 for one entry of up to 5 photos

How to Submit Photos: Please apply online by clicking here.  You will need to create a brief profile on the site in order to submit photos.

All photographs must be submitted digitally.  Non-digital photos may be scanned and submitted electronically by midnight on November 17th.  Photos will ONLY be accepted via the CaFE website. A check or credit card payment must be included with your submission, or your entry will be invalid.  Each submission must include the photographer’s name, contact information, title and location of photo, price, print size, and the photo size when framed.


Rules and Guidelines:

  • All photos must be taken on the Sand Creek Regional Greenway, or in the current parks or public lands which are part of the Sand Creek Regional Greenway. For a map of the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Fotostream guideline, please click here.
  • All styles of photography are accepted, including digitally altered images and images taken on a mobile device.
  • All photographs must be originals taken by the person submitting the photo.  The photographer must hold exclusive copyright to the photo.
  • The Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership retains the right to reject any photo that it feels does not align with its mission and values.  No nudity.
  • If people are identifiable in the photo, the photographer must be able to prove that they have permission to publish that photo, if requested.
  • No watermarks are allowed on digital submissions.
  • Please see CAFÉ submission web site for additional rules and regulations.

Youth Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships will be available to youth applicants who lack the resources to develop and frame their photos (the scholarship will cover the entry fee as well).  Please contact Katie Lampe at or 303-468-3262 for more information.


Artists Selected Must Agree To the Following:


Availability: All works must be available through the gallery run of the exhibit. Do not submit works that might be sold before the SCRGP photo exhibit.

Size and Weight limit: Wall art must not exceed 35 pounds in weight and may not be larger than 2’ by 3’.

Delivery and Shipping: If your photo is accepted, you must deliver or mail your framed photo to the Sunrise Artworks Studio, located at 1400 Dallas Street, Aurora CO during one of the drop off times from 8am to 10am and 4pm to 6pm on January 23rd. The artist’s name, title of work, the location where the photo was taken and price must be attached to all accepted work, along with a complete inventory.  Detailed instructions will be sent to those artists whose works are accepted by the jury.  Works that are shipped must be ready for installation. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist. Return shipping bills, including insurance, must accompany work. Photos will be participating in a rotating display in three locations, so packaging should be provided for the transportation to each site.

Presentation: Works not properly prepared for installation will not be installed.  The Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership reserves the right to reject work that is deemed unstable, differs from the submitted digital image/and or description of work, or is not professionally presented. All submitted works must have wire on the back for hanging.

Sale of Artwork: Photographs accepted by SCRGP will be displayed in Denver, Aurora, and Commerce City, with the potential for purchase at each location. SCRGP will retain a 25% commission on all work sold during the show.

Insurance: SCRGP does not have insurance to cover lost or damaged artwork.  Artists are strongly encouraged to obtain insurance for their artwork. SCRGP is not responsible for any lost or damaged artwork, but will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that artwork is properly cared for.

Artists’ rights: Artists with accepted photographs retain exclusive copyright to their photo(s).

SCRGP will not reproduce any artwork for sale or commercial use without a prior written agreement of the artist.  A consignment agreement for exhibition artwork will be executed soon after selection notification has been made.  Artists with winning photographs are encouraged to allow SCRGP to use their photograph on note cards.  Profits from the sale of note cards will be shared between SCRGP and the artist.

Winning photographers agree to grant the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership permission to publish the winning images on their website.

Questions? Contact Katie Lampe at or 303-468-3262.  We look forward to seeing your beautiful photos!


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About the Greenway

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is a jewel in the necklace of trails that has made Denver a national model for linked trail systems.

This 14-mile public greenway connects the High Line Canal in Aurora, Colorado with the South Platte River Greenway in Commerce City. Along the way, it passes through northeast Denver and the new Stapleton community.

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is open every day from dawn until dusk. Runners, walkers, nature viewers, horseback riders, and leashed dogs are encouraged to enjoy the trail. We invite you to become acquainted with our wilderness in the city.


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