What’s better than dancing on top of a Fourteener?

Getting an award for it!

As a member of the 2014 COLORADO 54, the odds are ever in your favor. You could win a round trip for two to Nicaragua to enjoy surf, sun, and seeing our work in action. You’ve also got the same odds for our other prizes such as a new camera kit, Patagonia gear, and other coveted items from our sponsors.

On August 3, 2014, the day following Ascent Day, we’ll be throwing a big party called the Basecamp Celebration. If you climb the ’54 with us, you’ll be invited. We’ll be giving away the awards below, sharing stories, and highlighting the impact that each and every climber helped make in Nicaragua.

With amazing prizes and the fame and glory that go with them, some people might say you’d be a fool not to sign up. We’re not saying that, we’re just saying that the odds are pretty good. And it’s for an amazing cause. Pick which awards you’d like to shoot for below!

To enter, simply submit your photo or video to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and apply the contest appropriate tag. Good luck!




The Big Kahuna. The person who raised the most money through their campaign. Round trip for two to Nicaragua to enjoy surf, sun, and seeing Second Mile Water’s work in action. $3,500 Colorado-54-Map-Pin
Best Ascent Day Photo The best event photo that captures the spirit of the event. It can be taken anywhere and at any time during Ascent Day. Digital Camera Kit TBD Colorado-54-Map-Pin NominatedTag #Co54Photos
Best Summit Dance Moves Show us your best moves above 14,000ft! Submit the 15 second Instagram video of your summit celebration moves. Newton Running $175 Gift Certificate$175 Newton-Contests-Logo NominatedTag #Co54Dance
The Pilgrimage The person(s) who traveled the furthest to participate in the event. Car, plane, train, however you got here – show us your miles! Newton Running $175 Gift Certificate$175 Newton-Contests-Logo CompetitiveTag #Co54Pilgrimage
The Parallels This team coordinated their outfits like the best of them! Pair of Zeal Optics Sunglasses for Each Team Member TBD Zeal-Optics-06 NominatedTag #Co54Parallels



To qualify as a contestant, you must:

  • Have fundraised at least $500 before Ascent Day.
  • Creatively illustrate why you deserve to win through photos, video or in written form by midnight on August 2 (for competitive awards)
  • Have a friend nominate you or nominate yourself by end of the day August 2 (for nomination awards).
  • Far surpass all other nominees or submissions. Show us why you (or your friends) deserve it!