Chris Morrison recognised with Special Mention at the 2010 Banff Mountain Festival, Canada



The Special Mention

My image Sunrise on Cuernos del Paine over Lake Pehoe, Torres del Paine National Park, Chilean Patagonia is one of the finest photographs I've ever made.  I am therefore proud to share some great news - the Banff Centre Mountain Photography Competition awarded me a Special Mention in this year's competition.  The competition has a history of showing the most outstanding photographs with a mountain theme in the world.  When you view the other entries you'll see for yourself why I'm so happy for one of my images to be chosen as only 1 of 17 images from round the world to be honoured and exhibited.

"The jury's task was not an easy one, and while there were many inspirational images that caught their attention,
we limited them to a total of 17 selections - 1 Grand Prize, 6 Category Prizes and 10 Special Mentions.

The range of unique visions never ceases to amaze us, and with so many well-crafted and creative images,
it is truly a daunting task to select the few that we will exhibit as being the best-of-the-best of over 2500 entries this year."

Christine Thel, Banff Mountain Festival Coordinator


The Reward: Worldwide Exposure and Recognition

Winning this Special Mention has muItiple benefits.  They printed and exhibited my photograph in this year's Banff Mountain Festival Gallery which just finished - Oct 30 - Nov 7.  My photograph will also be displayed in their online gallery and archive for years to come.  However the real benefit is additional opportunities to share my landscape photography with other like-minded people around the world.

In 2011, my photograph will be included in the intermission video for the Banff World Film Tour which will include a slideshow of the competition's winning images.  The Banff Mountain Film Festival has become a 'must-see' event for me each year.  I would highly recommend anyone who loves mountains, adventure, filmmaking and photography or any combination of these to attend.
Click here to access the full international schedule, click here for screenings in Canada and click here for screenings in the United States.

Usually there are 6-10 winning films of short to medium length and it goes from 7pm-10pm.  Tickets are $30 and can be purchased early 2011 through Paddy Pallin stores or online at


Purchasing 'Sunrise on Cuernos del Paine'...



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Best regards,


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