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North America: 1.800.307.3982
Local & Overseas: 1.250.285.2121
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Photo & Video Contest 2017

Enter an amazing photo or video from your trip and have the chance to win prizes!

Shoot, share & win!

Each year we hold a photo contest to celebrate all the fantastic trips that we had throughout the year. We want to give our guests an opportunity to showcase some of their most memorable and inspiring moments from the summer.

Submit photos to the 2017 photo and video contest and you could win a $1000 credit toward the Spirit of the West trip of your choice! Runners-up prizes will also be awarded. Please scroll below the form and gallery to view our contest details & rules.

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PHOTO SUBMISSIONS

Mike Patten

Mike Patten

Anjuli Bhatia

Anjuli Bhatia

Rob McCullough

Rob McCullough

Rob McCullough

Rob McCullough

Laura Singleton

Laura Singleton

Laura Singleton

Laura Singleton

Jeffrey R Singleton

Jeffrey R Singleton

Jeffrey R Singleton

Jeffrey R Singleton

Laura Singleton

Laura Singleton

Rob McCullough

Rob McCullough

Rob McCullough

Rob McCullough

Kelly Steen

Kelly Steen

Kelly Steen

Kelly Steen

Rob McCullough

Rob McCullough

Rob McCullough

Rob McCullough

Rob McCullough

Rob McCullough

Rob McCullough

Rob McCullough

Melissa Menzies

Melissa Menzies

Olivia Ramos

Olivia Ramos

Karen Kampen

Karen Kampen

Karen Kampen

Karen Kampen

Karen Kampen

Karen Kampen

Karen Fritz

Karen Fritz

Karen Fritz

Karen Fritz

Jackie Balazsovits

Jackie Balazsovits

Jackie Balazsovits

Jackie Balazsovits

Nikki Sidaway

Nikki Sidaway

Nikki Sidaway

Nikki Sidaway

Elizabeth Sears

Elizabeth Sears

Elizabeth Sears

Elizabeth Sears

Elizabeth Sears

Elizabeth Sears

Elizabeth Sears

Elizabeth Sears

Elizabeth Sears

Elizabeth Sears

Jennifer Mah

Jennifer Mah

Peter C Horan

Peter C Horan

Sandy Hain

Sandy Hain

Sandy Hain

Sandy Hain

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Karen Fritz

Karen Fritz

Clive W Lewis

Clive W Lewis

Clive W Lewis

Clive W Lewis

Clive W Lewis

Clive W Lewis

Clive W Lewis

Clive W Lewis

Clive W Lewis

Clive W Lewis

Clive W Lewis

Clive W Lewis

Clive W Lewis

Clive W Lewis

Bert Jager

Bert Jager

Peter Horan

Peter Horan

Peter Horan

Peter Horan

Peter Horan

Peter Horan

Matthias Bill

Matthias Bill

Chris Susel

Chris Susel

Chris Susel

Chris Susel

Chris Susel

Chris Susel

Mike Patten

Mike Patten

Mike Patten

Mike Patten

Karen and Mike Brown

Karen and Mike Brown

Tony Hammock

Tony Hammock

devon reeves

devon reeves

Matthew Aldrich

Matthew Aldrich

Dawn M Nelson

Dawn M Nelson

Dawn M Nelson

Dawn M Nelson

Dawn M Nelson

Dawn M Nelson

Dawn M Nelson

Dawn M Nelson

Christine Eisenkopf

Christine Eisenkopf

Christine Eisenkopf

Christine Eisenkopf

Christine Eisenkopf

Christine Eisenkopf

Christine Eisenkopf

Christine Eisenkopf

Matthias Bill

Matthias Bill

Matthias Bill

Matthias Bill

Matthias Bill

Matthias Bill

Matthias Bill

Matthias Bill

Shelagh Fritz

Shelagh Fritz

Shelagh Fritz

Shelagh Fritz

Cornelia Neck

Cornelia Neck

Cornelia Neck

Cornelia Neck

Andreas Veit

Andreas Veit

Linda M Brown

Linda M Brown

Linda M Brown

Linda M Brown

Linda Brown

Linda Brown

Tom Bartlett

Tom Bartlett

Tom Bartlett

Tom Bartlett

deborah lycan

deborah lycan

Karen Shrimpton

Karen Shrimpton

Stephane kehon

Stephane kehon

Stephane kehon

Stephane kehon

Stephane kehon

Stephane kehon

Andreas Veit

Andreas Veit

Andreas Veit

Andreas Veit

Andreas Veit

Andreas Veit

Tobias Kruft

Tobias Kruft

Hana Coates

Hana Coates

Tobias Kruft

Tobias Kruft

Tobias Kruft

Tobias Kruft

Tobias Kruft

Tobias Kruft

Tobias Kruft

Tobias Kruft

Tobias Kruft

Tobias Kruft

Tobias Kruft

Tobias Kruft

Tobias Kruft

Tobias Kruft

Jose Emilio

Jose Emilio

Jose Emilio

Jose Emilio

Mike Patten

Mike Patten

Mike Patten

Mike Patten

Barbralu Cohen

Barbralu Cohen

Midori Evans

Midori Evans

Mike Patten

Mike Patten

Mike Patten

Mike Patten

Mike Patten

Mike Patten

jean-luc.poirson

jean-luc.poirson

Jean-Luc Poirson

Jean-Luc Poirson

Jean-Luc Poirson

Jean-Luc Poirson

Jean-Luc Poirson

Jean-Luc Poirson

Jean-Luc poirson

Jean-Luc poirson

Will Wainewright

Will Wainewright

Midori Evans

Midori Evans

Chris Horkins

Chris Horkins

Monique Wichenko

Monique Wichenko

Federica Di Stefano

Federica Di Stefano

Federica Di Stefano

Federica Di Stefano

Federica Di Stefano

Federica Di Stefano

Kayley Champagne

Kayley Champagne

Kayley Champagne

Kayley Champagne

Kayley Champagne

Kayley Champagne

Kayley Champagne

Kayley Champagne

Sarah Siefke

Sarah Siefke

Sarah Siefke

Sarah Siefke

Sarah Siefke

Sarah Siefke

Carolyn Waissman

Carolyn Waissman

Carolyn Waissman

Carolyn Waissman

Carolyn Waissman

Carolyn Waissman

Carolyn Waissman

Carolyn Waissman

Carolyn Waissman

Carolyn Waissman

Ton Leftew

Ton Leftew

Maureen Motter-Hodgson

Maureen Motter-Hodgson

Maureen Motter-Hodgson

Maureen Motter-Hodgson

Maureen Motter-Hodgson

Maureen Motter-Hodgson

Monica Franz

Monica Franz

Monica Franz

Monica Franz

Monica Franz

Monica Franz

Joy Hofer

Joy Hofer

Joy Hofer

Joy Hofer

Joy Hofer

Joy Hofer

Joy Hofer

Joy Hofer

Francis Brewer

Francis Brewer

Wendy Taylor

Wendy Taylor

Wendy Taylor

Wendy Taylor

Shari Yard

Shari Yard

Karen Lai

Karen Lai

Karen Lai

Karen Lai

Karen Lai

Karen Lai

Paul Fontenot

Paul Fontenot

Paul Fontenot

Paul Fontenot

Paul Fontenot

Paul Fontenot

Marie Rønn

Marie Rønn

Marie Rønn

Marie Rønn

Leslie Dietz

Leslie Dietz

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

Kathrin Meier (Custom Trip, Discovery Island)

Jay Austin

Meredith Hill (Johnstone Strait Expedition)

Liana Prouzos

Sarah Siefke

Jose Emilio (Whales and Wilderness Glamping)

Tobias Kruft (Johnstone Strait Ultimate)

Murray Ingersole (Johnstone Strait Ultimate)

Karen Fritz (Whales and Wilderness Glamping)

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Johan Rampen (Whales and Wilderness Glamping)

Contest Rules

Submit photos to the 2017 photo and video contest and you could win $1000 credit toward the Spirit of the West trip of your choice! Runners-up prizes will also be awarded.

To be eligible, participants must follow the contest rules below:

How to Enter

1. Upload your best photos or video of your 2017 tour with us to Facebook and/or Instagram.

2. In the post or comments section of your photo include the tour name and tour date, tag us with @Spirit of the West Adventures and also hashtag #KAYAKREALMOFWHALES.

3. Photo and videos must adhere to whale watching guidelines (eg. kayakers cannot be shown within 100m of whales).

4. Winners must submit the original file in high resolution (minimum 1000 pixels on the short side) and as .jpg format to [email protected]

Judging Criteria

Winners will be chosen by a panel of Spirit of the West team members based on:

  • Originality
  • Overall appeal of the image
  • Popular consensus (based on the likes a photo receives on Facebook/Instagram)

Contest Period

The contest begins on June 1, 2017 and closes on October 1, 2017.

Winners will be announced on October 15, 2017. Winners will first be informed by email and also announced on the Spirit of the West Adventures Facebook page and Instagram*.

*This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram. By participating in the contest, entrants agree to release Facebook/Instagram from any responsibility or obligation associated with this contest.

Prizes

A grand prize of $1000CAD credit toward any Spirit of the West tour will be awarded to each of the winners of best photo and best video. The credit may be applied to any trip Spirit of the West operates, subject to availability. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash. Prize amounts must be redeemed within three (3) years of the date awarded.

License

All entrants agree that Spirit of the West will have non-exclusive use of their photos for purposes deemed appropriate by the company (including using photos for advertising, marketing and promotional purposes in any media). By entering the photo contest you assert that you are the owner of the original image and have obtained any permissions (model or otherwise) necessary for publication. Winners must also agree to having their name released, and may be asked to produce a short write-up about their trip for use by the company.