This year I'd like to start a new 'tradition' .. a contest for Algonquin Park trip-logs. It won't be for forum postings, but rather will be for conventional stand-alone, conventional "text-and-photos-compositions" in word-processor format. All contest submissions will be subject to inclusion in the website's Trip-log Inventory.
This year's contest will be limited to logs of trips actually done in 2015, with a submissions' cut-off of year's end and contest results being announced by March 31st of 2016.
Judging will not hinge on the difficulty of the trip, but rather on the quality of the trip-logs' literary, photographic and backcountry-ethical content. At this outset, I'm announcing that I'm providing 3 prizes .. main and two runner-ups .. merchant gift cards for $100, $50 & $50 respectively .. with a possibility of even more, if sponsors can be enticed to participate!
And thanks to Ken Born (Bo) for suggesting we have a trip-log contest!
Been a long time since my last post and apologize that I haven't contributed to the forum for such a long time.
I thank those who have continued to contribute to this forum. Also great to see some of the more seasoned contributors re-surface as well
Getting back to the topic, this sounds like a great idea! I enjoy so much the TR's. Over the last few years, it seems like the more traditional TR's have started to fade away and I believe this is a great way to re-kindle that spirit. Thank you Barry !
One thought / suggestion. For the winners of the TR's, is there any way to flag them as "winners" in the trip log? (Kind of like books that are published, receiving awards). Just thinking that for prosperity and recognition of achievement, it would be nice to have that designation marked in the journal.
Just a thought.
My brother and I will be headed in for a week in July and I'll be sure to throw our contribution in the ring.
Hope this generates a lot of TR's I just love reading (and watching) everyone's experiences.
Wishing everyone a great season in APP