2021 Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Photo Contest! With over 300 submissions, narrowing it down to just five photos was no easy feat. Thank you to our staff and Board of Directors for taking the time to thoughtfully look through all the submissions and congratulations to our winners! Keep an eye on our social media as we highlight more photos submitted this year (Facebook & Insta @CrestedButteWildflowerFestival).

Here are our 2021 CBWF Photo Contest Winners!


5th Place – Honorable Mention

Photographer: Marilyn Rodman “Taken in Ohio Creek Valley”

This is a great shot of our native pollinators filling up with nectar from a musk thistle! The only problem is the musk thistle is non-native and the pollinators won’t need to visit our native plants. That means they may not produce the seeds needed to assure our wildflower wonderland.


What can you do to be a good neighbor and save our ecosystems?

Know what plants need to be managed to protect our habitats. For a complete list of Colorado’s noxious weed species, you can visit the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s website at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agconservation/noxious-weed-species


4th Place

Photographer: David Kish


3rd Place

Photographer: Marilyn Rodman “taken in Ohio Creek Valley”


2nd Place

Photographer: Austin Pedersen “2 x 3 crop of a beautiful sunset over the castles!”


1st Place

Photographer: Jake Welsh “taken on East Maroon Pass”