Instagram Challenge: #NEWYEAROUTSIDE

New Year’s resolution: Get outside more.

Now is the time to put that resolution into practice. This week’s @Columbia1938 Instagram challenge is dedicated to ringing in the New Year, outdoors! Your photos will be judged by our friends at Backcountry.

This challenge is dedicated to spending more time outside in the new year. How will you spend your time? Skiing? Hiking? Climbing? Snowshoeing? We’ll leave that up to you.


Backcountry works to provide the best outdoor gear and inspire people to get outside. They have a love of gear and passion for the outdoors from camping, mountaineering, backpacking, and more. 

Whether your resolution is to learn how to ski, go on a backpacking trip, or simply spending more time outside, we want to see your #NEWYEAROUTSIDE shots!


  1. Upload and tag your photos from the road with #NEWYEAROUTSIDE and @columbia1938
  2. All entries must be submitted between Wednesday, January 17th and Tuesday, January 23rd.  
  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!