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Ski Happy Photo Contest

Skiing makes us happy.

There’s just something about sliding down a mountain with skis attached to our feet that makes us grin! This year for the third annual #SkiHappy photo contest we want to see what makes you smile on the slopes. Is it the powder, the gear, the friends and comradery, the adventure, or maybe something else entirely? Show us! The next best thing to skiing is seeing others enjoying our favorite sport. To give you some incentive to share your favorite photos with us we’re giving away some awesome prizes!

Here’s how it works:

There is a month long entry period running from January 20 to February 20, 2017. You may enter as many times as you’d like within that month long period, but each photo may only be used once (i.e. you may enter multiple photos, but not the same photo multiple times). You may not enter a photo that you do not own or have the rights to. Here’s how to win:

Step 1. ENTER.

For this year’s contest there are multiple ways to enter. Participants may enter by any one of the following four methods:

Facebook:
Upload a public photo to the SkiEssentials.com Facebook page. In the photo description you MUST tag @SkiEssentials.com, a participating sponsor (see below), and use the #SkiHappy tag. You may tag more than one sponsor and include any additional descriptions.
Twitter:
Upload a public photo to Twitter. In the photo description you MUST tag @SkiEssentials, a participating sponsor (see below), and use the #SkiHappy tag. You may tag more than one sponsor and include any additional descriptions.
Instagram:
Upload a public photo to Instagram. In the photo description you MUST tag @SkiEssentials.com, a participating sponsor (see below), and use the #SkiHappy tag. You may tag more than one sponsor and include any additional descriptions.
Entry Page:
You may also directly upload photos to a contest entry page which can be found both on SkiEssentials.com as well as the SkiEssentials.com Facebook page. When entering via an entry page must also use the #SkiHappy tag, the @SkiEssentials.com tag, and @ tag at least one additional sponsor. (see below)

Everyone who enters will receive a $25 coupon towards a purchase of $100 or more on SkiEssentials.com. Participants who enter via an entry page will automatically receive an email with a coupon. Those who enter through social media will be contacted within 24 hours of their time of entry with a coupon.

Step 2. SHARE.

Now that you’ve entered share your photos with your friends! The whole point of this contest is to show everyone how much fun we all have while skiing, so there’s no point in keeping it to ourselves. Every week we’ll send out a newsletter with some of our favorite entries. Will yours be included?

*IMPORTANT: We recommend saving the link(s) to your specific entry(ies) so you can direct your friends and family to vote during the next step:

Step 3. VOTE.

After the month long entry period there will be a two week-long public voting period. This is an IMPORTANT STEP! The photo that received the most votes between February 21 and March 7, 2017 will win one of our grand prizes! (See below) Make sure to share your photo with your friends and ask them to vote because there’s a huge prize package on the line!

Step 4. WIN.

Our judging panel will announce the winners of all ten category prizes and the “Best in Show” prize, as well as the “Most Vote” winner on March 10, 2017. Our panel of judges has specific criteria we’ll be looking at to determine prize winners. See official contest rules for details and full judging criteria (it’s all based on having fun and skiing happy!). We have ten categories to award prizes plus a “Best in Show” prize. Including the “Most Votes” winner, that’s 12 chances to win! You DO NOT have to choose a category when submitting a photo. Your photo(s) will be automatically considered for all categories including Grand Prize categories (see contest rules).
The categories are as follows:

  • Kids
  • Scenic
  • Selfie
  • Air
  • Groomer
  • Pets
  • Humor
  • Powder
  • XC/Touring
  • Portraits

Grand Prize Categories are:

  • Most Votes
  • Best in Show

The winners of each of the categories and the “Best in Show” grand prize category will be chosen by a judging panel made up of the staff of SkiEssentials.com and Tecnica Group. The judging process will be 100% anonymous to eliminate any biases, etc.

There are prize packages for each individual category as well as two grand prizes.

The category prizes are made up of a selection of products from our sponsors and each category’s specific prize package will be announced on Friday 1/13. The information will be updated on this page.

Prizes for categories are as follows:

Kids, Scenic, Selfie, Air, Groomer: Winners will receive Smith Optics Goggles, Full Set of Under Armour 2.0 Base Layers, Seirus Facemask, Transpack Boot Bag, Assorted Vermont Smoke & Cure Products.
Pets, Humor, Powder, Portraits: Winners will receive Poc Goggles or Level Gloves, Darn Tough Ski Socks, DryGuy Boot Drier, Spyder Core Sweater, Assorted Vermont Smoke & Cure Products.
XC/Touring: Winners will receive a Full Rossignol EVO Touring Setup including Skis, Boots, and Bindings and Assorted Vermont Smoke & Cure Products.

Grand Prizes are as follows:

Most Votes: 2018 Skis of Choice from Blizzard, 2018 Boots of Choice from Tecnica, Smith Optics Goggles, Full set of Under Armor 2.0 Base Layers, Seirus Facemask, Transpack Boot Bag, Assorted Vermont Smoke & Cure Products.
Best in Show: 2018 Skis of Choice from Blizzard, 2018 Boots of Choice from Tecnica, Poc Goggles or Level Gloves, Full Set of Under Armour 2.0 Base Layers, Seirus Facemask, Transpack Boot Bag, Assorted Vermont Smoke & Cure Products.

Social Media Sponsor Tags

(remember, you must #SkiHappy, @SkiEssentials, and @one additional sponsor)

SkiEssentials

SkiEssentials.com Facebook @SkiEssentials.com
Twitter @SkiEssentials
Instagram @SkiEssentials

Blizzard

Blizzard Facebook @Blizzard Ski
Twitter @Blizzardski
Instagram @blizzardskis

Tecnica

Tecnica Facebook @Tecnica Skiboots
Twitter @TecnicaSkiBoots
Instagram @tecnicaskiboots

Spyder

Spyder Facebook @Spyder Active Sports
Twitter @spyderactive
Instagram @spyderactive

POC

Poc Facebook @Poc
Twitter @POCsports
Instagram @pocsports

Darn Tough

Darn Tough Facebook @Darn Tough Vermont Socks
Twitter @DarnTough
Instagram @darntoughvermont

DryGuy

DryGuy Facebook @DryGuyHQ
Twitter @DryGuyHQ
Instagram @DryGuyHQ

Smith

Smith Optics Facebook @Smith Optics
Twitter @smithoptics
Instagram @smithoptics

Under Armour

Under Armour Facebook @Under Armour
Twitter @underarmour
Instagram @UnderArmour

Rossignol

Rossignol Facebook @Rossignol
Twitter @Rossignol_1907
Instagram @Rossignol

Vermont Smoke & Cure

Vermont Smoke & Cure Facebook @VTSmoke
Twitter @VTSmoke
Instagram @VTSmoke

Transpack

Transpack Facebook @Transpack
Twitter #Transpack
Instagram #Transpack

Level Gloves

Under Armour Facebook @LevelMuntiny
Twitter #LevelGloves
Instagram @LevelGloves

Seirus

Seirus Facebook @Seirus Innovation
Twitter @SeirusGear
Instagram @seirus_gear

View Official Contest Rules Here