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2018 Photo Contest

Calling all shutterbugs! Our annual photo contest is on! Once again Trakkers members have a chance to win one of four $50 MEC gift cards. This year four themes have been suggested by Trakkers members to inspire your photography. A prize will be rewarded to the winning photo for each theme. Interpret the themes as you wish and let your creativity soar!

To enter members may post one photo with the theme title each week to the Visitor Posts on our Facebook page.

How to enter:

  • Photos to be taken at a Trakkers Sunday Trip or Weekend Trip during the 2017–2018 season
  • A Trakkers member may enter up to one photo per theme per week by posting it under the Visitor Posts of our Facebook page. Please give your photo a TITLE related to the theme.
It's easiest to post a photo to our FB page from your mobile device (see image).  

1. 'Write something on the Page' > Type a title for your photo
2. Share your photo.

3. 'See Visitor Posts' to LIKE other members' photos posted on our FB page

 

Trakkers members and their Facebook friends will choose the winning photo for each theme by voting with a "like" on our Visitors Page. The winning photo will be chosen based on the most number of “likes” accumulated between the opening and closing dates for each theme. All Trakkers members are encouraged to "like" as many photos as they choose for each theme.

To be eligible, the photo must be taken on a Trakkers trip and posted by a Trakkers club member within the timelines specified. A Trakkers member can only win one time per season. The winning photo of the week will be announced on the Sunday Bus Trip and on the Trakkers' Facebook page and posted on the Trakkers’ website.

The entry deadlines, rules and weekly prize schedule are as follows:

Week Theme Timeline for posting Prize to be Awarded
#1 Show Us Your Style - To launch our 2018 photo contest, post your favourite photo that reflects your style ~ in technique, in clothing/gear, and any other interpretation of this theme! Opens 9:00 AM
Sunday, February 4
Closes 12:00 PM (noon)
Saturday, February 10
$50 MEC gift card
#2 Wild Life - Patricia suggested this theme, which is totally open to interpretation! Show us your wild side? Capture wild life on camera? Looking forward to seeing your submissions! Opens 9:00 AM
Sunday, February 11
Closes 12:00 PM (noon)
Saturday, February 17
$50 MEC gift card
#3 Spectacular Wipeouts - Steve is looking for action! Staged or real wipeouts ~ just make sure nobody gets hurt! Opens 9:00 AM
Sunday, February 18
Closes 12:00 PM (noon)
Saturday, February 24
$50 MEC gift card
#4 Winter Patterns in Nature - Janette wrote: “While we were skiing at Wasaga a few weeks ago, I marvelled at the way the snow had built up on the trunks of trees, as though it had been thrown there by an artist! Tree trunk after tree trunk along the trails had these arrangements of snow. It got me thinking of the patterns that were formed by the snow and patterns nature shows us in general. For something to be a pattern, it has to be repeated, so it can't just be a single lovely bent branch laden with snow, it would need to be several snow-covered bent branches in a single photo frame. But this is not hard to find. It could be dollops of snow along a single branch. Even animal tracks in the snow are a pattern. So my idea for a photo contest subject is winter patterns in nature. Let's unleash the inner artist in Trakkers skiers!” Opens 9:00 AM
Sunday, February 25
Closes 12:00 PM (noon)
Saturday, March 3
$50 MEC gift card

How to enter:

  • Photos to be taken at a Trakkers Sunday Trip or Weekend Trip during the 2017–2018 season
  • A Trakkers member may enter up to one photo per theme per week by posting it under the Visitor Posts of our Facebook page. Please give your photo a TITLE related to the theme.
  • Trakkers members are encouraged to submit entries throughout the season; however, a Trakkers member cannot win more than once per season.
  • Obtain permission of any identifiable members in the photo for their picture to be posted on the Trakkers website and Facebook page.
  • The contest opens on the given date at 9 AM on Sunday morning and closes the following Saturday at 12:00 PM (noon)
  • The winning photo will be selected after contest closing. The winner will be notified by email after contest closing on Saturday by a Trakkers photo contest judge. The weekly winner will also be announced on the Sunday bus trip and Trakkers Facebook page.
  • Judging: The winning photo of the week will be awarded based on most number of "likes" by Trakkers members or their Facebook friends. In the case of a tie or other considerations (i.e. - appropriateness, composition/quality of the photograph) the judging committee will determine
  • Last year's contest was a great success – we discovered Trakkers members have great talent on the trails in more ways than one! We look forward to showcasing more member talent in 2018

 

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