The 'Better With Trek Light Gear' Photo Contest Is Back!

by Seth Haber - Founder, CEO 3 min read

[UPDATE: This contest is now over!]

Spring is in the air and it’s time to kick off 2011 with another photo contest.  If you don’t remember or weren’t following along at the time, our “This Would Be Better With Trek Light Gear” photo contest from 2009 was one of the most popular contests we’ve done and resulted in an amazing amount of great photo submissions.  The best part about this contest is that you don’t need to own any of our gear to enter – this is your chance to win one of our awesome hammocks and all it takes is a few minutes of your time. Better With Trek Light Gear 2009 Winner

Here’s what you need to know:

What: Take a photo depicting any scene that you think would be improved with a Trek Light Gear hammock (or any of our products), be it two perfectly spaced trees, your cubicle at work or even a crying baby.  In order to qualify for the contest, the picture must contain a simple sign that says “This Would Be Better With Trek Light Gear!”.  The sign can be as big or small as you want, just make sure it’s visible in some way so we can verify that the photo was taken specifically for the contest.   (For inspiration, check out some of the photos from the last contest here)

Prizes:The First Place winner will receive a Trek Light Gear Double Hammock along with our Rope and Carabiner Bundle (~$95 value) – everything you need to make things better with Trek Light Gear!   The Runner Up will win a $50 Gift Certificate that can be used towards any purchase in our store.

How to Submit: To submit your photo for the contest, it first needs to be uploaded to our Facebook Page.  Feel free to use the caption or comments to share the story behind the photo and how Trek Light Gear would make it better.  A high-resolution copy of the file should also be emailed to pictures@treklightgear.com, with the subject “Better With Trek Light Gear Contest Entry”.   Posting it to our Facebook page is the most important step so your photo can be voted on, but please don’t forget to email the photo to us as well.

Voting: All voting will be done via Facebook “likes”.  The winner is chosen by the community, not by us, so feel free to do whatever you can to drum up support for your entry.  We’ll promote the contest as much as possible, but you’ll definitely want to tell your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, etc. about your entry and ask them to ‘like’ your photo and support you.  Just make sure you remember to share your hammock with those who help you win it!

Timeline: The contest begins immediately (April 13, 2011) and submissions will be accepted until the end of the month (April 30th). Voting will continue for one more week after all entries are in and the winner will be the photo with the most votes at 5PM MT on Friday, May 6th 2011.

The Fine Print: If you submit your photo for the contest you’re granting Trek Light Gear the rights to the photo so we can use it in marketing materials, on our website, etc.   If there are other people present and identifiable in your picture make sure you get their permission as well.  You can enter as many photos as you like into the contest, however if there are multiple prizes (first place, runner up, etc.) you may win only once.

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Start submitting your photos now!!

If we get another great turnout for this contest, I’m thinking of making it a monthly event - so with just a few minutes of your time you can have me giving away hammocks every month!

Good luck!

Better With Trek Light Gear Contest Entry

Seth Haber - Founder, CEO
Seth Haber - Founder, CEO

Over 15 years ago I started a small business with the goal of making the world a better place one hammock at a time. Thanks for reading and being part of this incredible community - never stop paying it forward.



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