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2019 Photo Contest

Calling all shutterbugs! Our annual photo contest is on! Once again Trakkers members have a chance to win a total of $50 in MEC gift cards. A prize will be rewarded to the winning photo for each of the four themes. 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 2018–2019 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 Forest Bathing - Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is a preventive care and healing practice in Japan. It's simply being in the forest. Show us how being in the forest makes you feel good.
Opens 9:00 AM
January 27
Closes 12:00 PM (noon)
Saturday, February 2nd
$50 total in MEC gift card
#2 Winter Patterns in Nature, 2nd - The popular "Winter Patterns in Nature" is back again this year. Find or create in the nature that is specific to winter. 
Opens 9:00 AM
February 10th

Closes 12:00 PM (noon)
Saturday, February 16th

$50 total in MEC gift card
#3 Winter sculpture - Post your favourite photo of a sculpture specific to winter.  
Opens 9:00 AM
February 17th

Closes 12:00 PM (noon)
Saturday, February 23rd

$50 total in MEC gift card
#4 In Movement: a video - Capture any movement in a short video of 4 to 6 seconds. Your movement, the movement of others, of a leaf, of a snow flakes, any thing! It's yours to discover. 
Opens 9:00 AM
February 24th

Closes 12:00 PM (noon)
Saturday, March 2nd

$50 total in MEC gift card

How to enter:

  • Photos to be taken at a Trakkers Sunday Trip or Weekend Trip during the 2018–2019 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
  • Previous year's contests were very successful – Trakkers members have great talent on the trails in more ways than one! We look forward to showcasing more member talent this year!

 

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