It is time to start the August 2009 Photo Contest.
The theme for this month's contest is "Canoes on the Water".
Monthly Category: Pictures of Canoes on the Water in Canoe Country
There is again a special reward for this months contests. Along with winning a hat, Wilderness Passages Magazine, created by long time member QPassage, is giving a free copy of their great magazine and a 2 1/2 hour DVD of Quetico footage to the winner of the photo contest and trip report contest. For more information about Wilderness Passages, you can visit their website at WildernessPassages.com
Remember 1 entry per person please. This helps us vote accurately.
- You must be signed in as a member with a valid email address in your profile to enter (or win).
- You can only enter one photo per monthly contest. You can enter the same photo if it did not win in a previous month.
- You must be the photographer of the photo.
- Photos are entered in the contest by making a reply posting to this message and using the "Add a photo to this message" link during composition. This will allow you to upload a photo from your computer to the contest or allow you to select a photo which you have already loaded into your photo gallery on this site. If you want to enter your photo in another way, please contact us.
- Please describe in the message where the picture is from.
- Judging will be done by the www.bwca.com staff and moderators.
- A member may win once per year.
- Photos must be posted to this message by 11:59pm on August 31st.
- Photos must be in jpg or gif format to be uploaded to the site.
Contact me if you have something in a different format or are having problems uploading to the site.
My daughter gently guides her canoe through mirror glass waters on Square Lake, softly speaking last minute steering instructions to her neophyte canoe camper friend, before switching places with her. As with the torch of time being passed, so it is with the canoe paddle of the BWCA; my heart swells with satisfaction of a mothers job well done...
I already have a photo submitted for the contest, but I thought some people might be interested in seeing this canoe. I believe it's 27 feet long and we got about 11 people in it. I had the pleasure of paddling it the past 2 years on the muddy Minnesota River.
This narrow stream was the best option to go from Hoist Bay to Good Lake. The other choice was a 69-rod, HORRIBLY muddy portage! Through most of it the channel through the rice was only the width of the canoe.
Because I always go on two-man trips where I'm in the only canoe, I don't have a single picture of a canoe on the water taken from elsewhere. But I liked this picture of my sister and her dog Larson in a kayak from when we stayed at the Fenske Lake Cabins a few years ago: