Events

SLV GO! Dark Sky Photo Contest

April 22 – May 22nd

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In celebration of International Dark Sky Week, San Luis Valley Great Outdoors (SLV GO!) is hosting a dark sky photo contest the week of April 22nd – May 22nd to support designation of the Sangre de Cristo Dark Sky Reserve! The Sangre de Cristo Dark Sky reserve is a region-wide initiative involving public land agencies, municipalities, county representatives, and local organizations and communities to protect and preserve our dark sky resource through responsible outdoor lighting policies and public education. SLV GO! Is spearheading this dark sky initiative and will be applying to the International Dark Sky Association for International Dark Sky Reserve certification. SLV GO! and partners must substantiate the quality of our region’s dark skies, and part of that is through imagery! Help protect our dark skies by capturing a photo of the starry, night sky!

PRIZES

1st place: A two night stay at the 400-acre, Rancho Bendito near the Dark Sky Community of Westcliffe, CO with an Astrophotography Experience in a private observatory. This stay must be during a weeknight (Sunday – Thursday) and is subject to availability.
2nd place: A $50 gift card to Kristi Mountain Sports and an SLV GO! t-shirt and hat.
3rd place: A $25 gift card to Kristi Mountain Sports and an SLV GO! t-shirt and hat.

Contest rules and information here!