Instagram Challenge: #FindYourNightSky

This week’s @Columbia1938 Instagram Challenge is an ode to our beautiful night sky. This month, we’d like for you to turn off the lights, go outside, and look up at the milky way and share your favorite late night snaps.


There’s something undeniably magical about the night sky, from the twinkling stars in galaxies far away to giant super moons rising from the sea. Capturing the perfect night photo is a challenge and it often takes much skill and patience. We’d like to commend you all for your dedication to staying out there on long nights to capture the perfect image. So share with us your images of the night sky, whether it’s the milky way on a dark night or the dancing ribbons of the Northern Lights.

Use #FINDYOURNIGHTSKY to share your favorite stories and pictures of the night sky.


1. Upload and tag your photos of your most beautiful star-gazing nights with #FINDYOURNIGHTSKY and @columbia1938

2. All entries must be submitted between Wednesday, July 19th and Tuesday, July 25th.

3. Tell us the story behind your photo with a 2 – 3 sentence caption.

4. We will choose our favorite photo based on the theme, creativity, image quality and storytelling ability, so get creative!

5. Your photography might get published on the Columbia Sportswear IG and blog!


“My Kinda Fireworks: Do you remember the last time you were truly speechless? Words can’t express how excited I am to have captured this amazing moment, especially given the journey it took to get here. Despite having ‘Mt. St. Helens Wildflowers’ circled on the calendar for 6 months, howling wind and loads of dust made it nearly impossible to capture this moment. To make the whole situation even sweeter, this image was taken exactly one year after traveling to Crater Lake in hopes of learning how to capture the night sky! Through photography, my motto is “Discover Beautiful Moments. Create Better Stories.” Photo: @simonmikesimon | Mt. St. Helens | #TestedTough Tag your photos #TestedTough for a chance to be featured!

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