Today we are excited to announce the return of the TU Blogger Tour writing contest!
Two lucky outdoor bloggers will get the chance to visit Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest this summer.
All they have to do is craft a winning essay on why this 17-million-acre temperate rainforest is considered America’s Salmon Forest and why conserving its prime but threatened salmon and trout habitat is vital to the regional economy, local culture and the nation’s sporting heritage.
For the third year in a row, Trout Unlimited and the Outdoor Blogger Network are joining forces to host an essay contest for the chance to visit some of the fishiest places in America. This year, Fishpond, Tenkara USA and RIO Products are sponsoring the essay contest and the tour, which will be based in Juneau July 15-21.
Bloggers can enter the contest by simply crafting an essay and posting the link to their essay via the Linky system below this announcement. Essays should be no longer than 700 words, and they should include a bit about TU’s efforts to protect the best of what’s left within the nation’s largest national forest, and why fly fishing in the rainforest would be a special experience for each blogger.
In addition to the two grand prizes–the trip to the Tongass, and some great gear from RIO, Fishpond and Tenkara USA–there will be runner-up prizes that will include complimentary TU memberships, some TU, Fishpond and RIO swag (hats, stickers, etc.) and a set of Redington Sonic-Pro waders. The complete list of prizes will be announced in the days leading up to the contest’s conclusion.
Entries must be submitted by midnight on May 22. Winning bloggers must be able to get to Juneau by July 15–TU and our sponsors will cover all expenses after that, including lodging, meals and transportation. Winning bloggers will have the opportunity to fish the southeast Alaskan rainforest for pink salmon, Dolly Varden, sea-run cutthroat trout and rainbow trout. Winners wiill be announced on May 24.
All entries must include the following paragraph, links included:
Please enter your EXACT URL Link to your entry below.
Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below and GOOD LUCK!!!