The winners of the Trout Unlimited Blog Writing Contest have been picked and according to the judges, it was NOT easy picking from such a great group of entries.
We have decided to have a bit of fun with the big reveal of the top 10 winners. Slow roll style! As per the contest entry, the top 10 blog entries all receive a Trout Unlimited Hat. In addition to that, the top 4 entries win a trip in Montana this July.
We recognize things may have changed between the time someone entered their blog submission (and still could over the weeks) so TU has also assigned each winner an alternate position in case the winners ahead of you can not join in on the trip. In other words, even if your entry didn’t make the top 4, there is always that possibility you could be headed to Montana, so stay tuned!
A special message from TU:
We at TU wanted to thank the Outdoor Blogger Network and the amazing response from outdoor bloggers all over the country to our writing contest. We were especially impressed by the research many of the bloggers put into their writing as they turned their attention to the conservation of our coldwater fisheries and made the connection between TU’s work on the ground and the opportunity it protects restores on behalf of sportsmen. Judging this contest was extremely challenging–there was a lot of good work out there, and we’re grateful for all excitement the contest spurred in the outdoor blogging community. Thank you so much for your interest in TU and in the work we do to protect, reconnect and restore our coldwater fisheries and their habitats from coast to coast.
Sportsmen’s Conservation Project
And thank you TU for allowing the OBN to host such an amazing opportunity!
So this is how we are going to reveal the winners of this contest…hourly-ish. We will add new ones to this entry throughout the day, on the OBN Facebook page and Twitter. So here we go, the Winners in order of 10th – 1st:
10th place winner ~ Fly Chick Bares All (sixth alternate) and her entry Where I’ve been & What’s Next: Why We Need YOu To Help!
9th place winner ~ The Sporting Life (fifth alternate) and his entry Hooked (A Story about Ted Trueblood and one Small Trout)
All right, the TU judges get the finger pointed at them for this next twist in the contest. They scored the blog posts independently and when they all came together to compare winner scores, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place became one in the same. Meaning, it was a 3-way tie. Equal scores. No one blog post edged the other one out to claim a spot of their own. So it has been decided there is no 4th or 3rd place. The next 3 winners are all 2nd place winners and will be headed to Montana in July!
Grand Prize Winners
1st place winner goes to….
(drum roll please)
Mike’s Gone Fishin’ …Again and his entry The Best Trout Fishing Trip Ever
Thank you to everyone that participated in the contest. We had a great turn out, the writing was amazing and everyone had fun following along from start to this final announcement. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Outdoor Bloggers are the BEST!! Thank you again to Trout Unlimited for providing this opportunity to the community, we appreciated it!
**Note: Congrats winners! Please send your contact information–email, address, phone number–to firstname.lastname@example.org**