Contest: 'Get Inspired by the Great Outdoors'

Outdoor MarketIndividual members of associations of outdoor or boating communicators in the U.S. or Canada are invited to submit images or essays of 150 to 200 words for consideration. Such groups include the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA), Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA), and Boating Writers International (BWI).
Selected essays and photos will be posted online at and and their authors and photographers will receive a gift certificate for two outfits, garments for hiking, camping, angling, hunting, shooting, birding and more.
“Outdoor writers and photographers have such love and appreciation for the outdoors and its splendor,” said Joanna Bragdon, marketing coordinator, Wrangler Outdoor Brands. “With this program, we hope to showcase their artistic talent while sharing the rewards that come from spending time in nature.”
How to Enter:
Wrangler invites professional communicators to submit essays (150-200 words) and/or images (250 kb or less) that inspire others to enjoy the great outdoors. The Wrangler brand’s favorites are posted online and entrants submitting them will receive a gift certificate for two outfits.
Who can enter: All individual members of a recognized association of outdoors or boating communicators in the U.S. or Canada. Individuals representing supporting members are not eligible.
How to enter: Email your essay or photo to with “Get Inspired” in the subject line. Please include the following:

  • Your name
  • Your shipping address
  • Your daytime phone number
  • Your outdoor communicator profile (25 words or less)
  • A brief description of where and how the image was created (if the entry is a photo)
  • The outdoor and/or boating association(s) of which you are a member and the name and contact information of the Executive Director of each association

Essay entries: Essay must be previously unpublished and between 150 and 200 words including the title and byline. Submit it as an attached file in Microsoft Word format.
Photo entries: Photo must be previously unpublished. Submit it as a JPEG file not exceeding 250 kb. Label the photo with your name and a title. Software-adjusted and/or composite images are allowed.
Essays and Photos: Individuals may submit up to four items in a calendar year, essays and/or images, so long as they are submitted separately. They must be solely your original work, not violate the rights of any third party, and not be offensive, inappropriate or otherwise unfit for publication
If your entry is accepted: You will be notified by email. About six to eight weeks later, you will receive a Wrangler Rugged Wear or Wrangler ProGear gift certificate for two outfits – two shirts and two pants – worth approximately $75. Sorry, no exchanges. Taxes, if any, are your responsibility. In addition, your entry will appear on either or both of these websites: and
Other Important Information:
By accepting the gift certificate, you consent to Sponsor’s use of your essay or photo (as applicable) for any lawful purpose whatsoever, without notice or approval by you and further agree to sign any documents relative to same that Sponsor may later require. The sponsor is Wrangler, a division of VF Jeanswear Limited Partnership, Greensboro, NC 27401 USA.
This Program is not authorized, endorsed or sponsored by any association of outdoor or boating communicators.
If you are an employee, be sure to obtain the permission of your employer before submitting an entry.
Sponsor will not be responsible for any problems, defects or errors in submissions or for technological error, malfunction or failure of any kind.
Sponsor (including its parent company, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates and agencies) disclaims any liability in conjunction with the Program.
Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Program at any time, without liability, notice or obligation of any kind.
Sponsor’s decisions regarding the Program are final and binding. These Guidelines are subject to the internal, substantive law of North Carolina, USA.

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