Contest time! We’ve put together what we hope will be a fun and exciting one this time around, with some incredibly cool prizes. In fact, let’s talk prizes first.
The First Place winner will receive a $100.00 gift certificate to Survival-Gear.com! That’s right, you get to pick and choose anything you want in the store.
The Second Place winner will receive a two-person survival kit backpack. Click over to that link for a full rundown on the contents. Here’s a pic of the kit:
The Third Place winner will receive a tactical shoulder bag. Personally, I love the one I have.
So, how do you win one of these great prizes? You can enter the contest in one of two ways:
1) Submit a photo to be published here on the blog. The photo should in some way relate to survival or emergency preparedness. Examples would include a nature scene, demonstrating a skill, pic of a bug out kit, that sort of thing. We’re leaving this one pretty wide open to interpretation. If after seeing the photo I’m unsure exactly how it relates to the topic, I’ll be in contact and give you an opportunity to make your case.
While not essential for your entry, a sentence or two about the picture that we can include when we post it would be welcome.
By sending in a photo, you are stipulating that the photo is yours and not gleaned from elsewhere on the Internet and that it has not been published anywhere, in print or otherwise.
2) Submit a positive book review for publication here on the blog. The book may be either fiction or non-fiction but must in some way relate to survival or disaster readiness. By “positive,” I mean you should pick a book you liked and want to share with others. In your review, you should specify why you feel the book has value to other preppers. The review should be no less than 200 words and there is no maximum word count.
Please do NOT send me reviews using Word, WordPerfect, or any other word processing program. Just put the review into the text of an email. I’ll take care of any formatting issues on my end. I would encourage you to proofread and spell check your review before sending it over to me. And again, by sending me a review, you are stipulating that it is original, written by you, and that it has not been published elsewhere.
Ok, so you send in either a photo or a book review, with me so far? You cannot enter the contest twice and, in fact, we’ll only accept one contest entry per household. So, pick one option and run with it.
Once your entry is posted here on the blog, readers will vote on the ones they like. The votes will be made by leaving a comment on the entries. Readers may vote for more than one entry but they may not vote more than once on the same one. I will also email each entrant a link to their specific entry so they can send that around to friends and family, post it on Facebook and Twitter, and generally try to drum up votes.
Now, in the past, we did have trouble with people submitting multiple votes for the same entry so please bear in mind we’re taking measures behind the scenes to prevent that. If we determine there is cheating going on, we will disqualify the offending entrant.
We will accept entries beginning now and through June 30th. Voting will begin with the first entry being posted and continue through July 7th. We will tally the votes and announce the winners on July 9th. Obviously, those who get their entries in first will have an advantage over those who procrastinate.
Send your photo or book review to Jim@Survival-Gear.com. Include your name, mailing address, and email address. I will contact you via email when your entry is posted so you have a direct link to it.
If you have any questions at all, please leave them below as a comment and I’ll address them as soon as I can.
Oh, one last thing. If you’ve won any of our previous contests, you are indeed still eligible to play this time around.