Photo Contest

The Great Reno Balloon Race provides the opportunity for some of the most amazing and awe-inspiring photos. Be sure to bring your camera to the 2014 Balloon Race for a chance to be awarded 1st place in our photo contest! Please click here for rules to participate in the contest.
Contest begins September 5, 2014.

How does it Work?

·         This contest is open to amateur photographers only, please.  (This means you take photos for fun, not for profit.) If there are any questions, you may need to show us proof of your amateur status

· All submissions should be submitted online at

·We won’t take any submissions earlier than September 5, 2014, nor later than September 18, 2014.

·      Photos should show a faithful representation of the subject matter.  Basic color correction, sharpness adjustments, etc. are allowed, but no significant image manipulation.  HDR photos are acceptable, as are basic Instagram filters.
·      The Great Reno Balloon Race and the Nevada Commission on Tourism get to use any contest submissions in our ongoing marketing efforts to promote the races or the State of Nevada.  (It’s still your picture, you just agree we can use it.)
·      Entries will be narrowed down to ten by a crack team of photo junkies.  We’ll then open up the voting from September 22, 2014 to September 28, 2014.  The top three vote-getters will score: