Photography Contest

Cash prizes are up for grabs! Photographers of all levels (pro to beginner) are invited to enter.

Photographers may shoot for whatever portion of time period they deem necessary, and they may photograph any Dominion Energy Riverrock personality, competition, activity or venue they choose.

2019 Winners

Check out this year’s winners!

Cost & Registration

Through April 30:  $10
May 1 – May 15:  $15
May 16 – May 19:  $20
On Site:  $20

Includes: a cool event t-shirt, post-event beer or soda, and a free concert.

Entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable.

Packet Pick Up & Walk Up Registration

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*Failure to check in will eliminate you from prize money consideration.


This competition is open to photographers of all ages.

Photographers must submit no more than five (5) images as high resolution .jpeg files via email to by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 20th. All file names should include the photographer’s name and image number  (i.e. Joe Millionaire – 1, Joe Millionaire – 2, etc.). Please include contact information in the email. Late submissions will NOT be accepted. No more than one image per photographer will be eligible for prize money. DO NOT include watermarks on the images.

A panel of judges will be looking for the one overall image that captures the spirit of Dominion Energy Riverrock.  Photographers will be responsible for providing their own equipment.  Organizers will not be responsible for incomplete, late or damaged submissions. Photographers agree to share rights to all images submitted with Sports Backers and Venture Richmond. By entering a photo in the Digital Photo Contest, the entrant is granting Sports Backers and Venture Richmond a nonexclusive, transferable, royalty-free license to publish the photo for advertising, marketing and promotional purposes without attribution (in some cases), compensation, permission or further notification to the entrant. Employees of the Sports Backers and Venture Richmond are ineligible for the contest.

Results will be announced on Thursday, May 23 on the Dominion Energy Riverrock website.


Prize money will be awarded to the top three photos:

1st $500
2nd $250
3rd $150

$50 honorable mention cash prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the judges to the top photos in as many as all of the following categories: Music, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle, Bouldering, Trail Running, Mountain Biking, Freestyle Biking, General Festival, Slacklining, and Ultimate Air Dogs.

Past Winners