If a picture's worth a thousand words, then Ski Utah could write volumes from the number of images submitted last season for its Annual Photo Contest. Some 1,000 images were submitted by both professional and amateur photographers, and with over 700 inches hitting the slopes, it was no surprise the majority of the pics were of snowriders busting through feather light powder.

Grab your camera and get to Utah this winter and be one of 2009's lucky winners. Winners will be showered with fabulous prizes from Ski Utah, Pictureline, and Canon and have their work gracing the pages of next year's Winter Vacation Planner.

Ready? Simply e-mail your photos to photocontest09@gmail.com to enter. Limit two entries per photographer. Be sure to include your full name, e-mail address, physical address, day and evening phone numbers, and location of the images. If you want your photos entered into the professional category, please include that in the e-mail. You may only enter one category.

The first-place prize in the amateur category is a five-night Utah winter vacation for two including roundtrip coach air, lodging, skiing, $200 Hertz voucher, and a $500 gift certificate towards the purchase of a Canon digital SLR camera redeemable at Pictureline in Salt Lake City or pictureline.com.

Second Place prize in the amateur category is a pair of Rossignol skis and bindings or a Burton snowboard and bindings and a $100 gift certificate towards the purchase of any Canon product through Pictureline or pictureline.com.

Professional winners in the ski or snowboard category take home $1000 and first place in the professional ‘lifestyle' category will get a $500 gift certificate towards the purchase of any Canonbr product through Pictureline or pictureline.com

You can get an idea of the what the judges are looking for online.

The submission deadline is April 30, 2009 and photos must have been taken in Utah during the 2008-09 season. Images will be judged by a panel of Ski Utah and Pictureline employees. Judges' decisions are final. If you have questions about the submittal process, e-mail tim@skiutah.com.

While in Utah, be sure and stop by Pictureline and sign up for a free photography class.