June 29, 2016

Coleman Heritage Essay Contest WINNERS!!!

Coleman ClassicYou all should know, you made it VERY difficult to pick winners in this Coleman Essay Contest.
The entries were all excellent and when you have a whole bunch of excellence, it’s really hard to narrow them down into a 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on scenario!

But the numerous judges put their votes in, then narrowed down that list, then voted again, then narrowed down again until it was decided.

Without further suspense, here’s the final verdict.

 ::::The Grand Prize Winner ::::

Who will be receiving an entire Coleman Camping set up worth $2,000 dollars is….

 Contest Entry #20 – With Coleman, Family Weathers the Storm

Donna Miller with her son Caleb

From the Outdoor Blog Going Dutch written by Donna Miller

Donna’s moving essay really touched the hearts of all the judges and it’s a testament to the magic of having the great outdoors in one’s life. We have no doubt that this grand prize package will get a lot of use and we hope it will continue to help Donna make wonderful memories with her son for many, many years to come…

Congratulations to you Donna, it was indeed our privilege to read how Coleman has touched your life.

:::: The Second Place Winner ::::

Who receives a Coleman Cooking Package worth $1,000 dollars is….

Outdoor Adventures with Pops and Coleman by -Patrick Cooney
of the blog My Life as a Fisheries Scientist

This fantastic essay brings back the memories of Coleman past and camping with family.

:::: The Third Place Winner ::::

Who receives the Coleman Award-Winning Package worth $500 dollars is…

Coleman Gives Everlasting Memories by She’s a ManiYak 

This wonderful essay touched the hearts of the judges and brought Pam home a 3rd place win.

Congratulations to all three of you for your outstanding essays, we are so glad you shared your stories with us and I’m betting at this moment, you’re really glad you did too!

You have some serious mail coming your way, so in order to claim your prizes, please visit the contact button above and get us your shipping information.

The 10 participation prize winners of the Coleman LED Ultra High Power Aluminum Flashlight:

  1. The Unlucky Hunter
  2. Owl Jones
  3. Flyyak
  4. Girls in the Outdoors
  5. Fly Waters Edge
  6. Windknots & Tangled Lines
  7. The Arosgirl Chronicles  
  8. Shotguns & Fishing Poles
  9. Tales of a Mountain Family
  10. Snug Harbor Bay

Congrats to everyone that will be receiving new Coleman Gear and thank you goes out to everyone who wrote essays and helped spread the word about this exciting contest.

Now, be sure to visit the OBN Contact Form and submit a winners form so we can get your information off to Coleman asap. Please indicate in your contact information your shipping address and what you have won.

And again, a huge shout out and THANK YOU goes out to Coleman for not only bringing us this amazing opportunity, but for being the outdoor company we have all come to rely on for so many, many years….

Vintage Coleman Lantern

About Rebecca

When Rebecca isn't running the Outdoor Blogger Network, she is off Fly Fishing her favorite rivers. Occasionally she writes about those adventures at The Outdooress.


  1. 1

    Congratulations to the winners!! All the essays brought back a lot of memories and were excellent entries. Thanks to OBN for the opportunity to win these great prizes!

  2. 2

    Oh my goodness, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Caleb and I just danced around the house with this fantastic news! After reading everyone’s wonderful submissions and memories of their own childhood, I didn’t know if my essay stood a chance. We will certainly put this wonderful prize package to good use. Thanks Coleman and OBN. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude.

  3. 3

    A hearty congrats to all the winners. What wonderful memories everyone shared. Thanks OBN and Coleman. This was a fun contest!

  4. 4
    Patrick Cooney says:

    Congrats Donna and Caleb!! I told my wife last night about your post and we both agreed that you sound like an incredible mother. With all of the amazing camping gear from Coleman you and Caleb are receiving, you will comtinue to make memories that last a lifetime, and that my friend is priceless. Put up some photos of you two enjoying the equipment and i will do the same once we get out in the woods. Just thinking about camping makes me smile. Again, congrats to an incredible mother!

  5. 5

    Hey congrats to all the winners. This was a very cool contest. Thanks to OBN and Coleman for making this possible!

  6. 6

    Thank you Coleman!! This was a really fun contest. I loved everybody’s posts.

  7. 7

    I truly don’t know what to say. I’m so excited and can’t wait to put the gear to work. Congrats to Donna and Patrick for such wonderful posts. I feel grateful to have even been considered. Thank you OBN and Thank you Coleman!

  8. 9

    All the entries were awesome! Congrats to the big winners and hey – everyone else! I can always use a new flashlight! THANKS OBN and COLEMAN! :)

  9. 10
    Garrett Perdick says:

    Congrats to the winners!

  10. 11

    phenomenal :) Congrats everyone and can’t wait to read about the great adventures with everybody’s new coleman gear!


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