Trip Leader, and First Time Leader Contest

The Island Mountain Ramblers is excited to announce two contests for 2020: First Time Trip Leader and Trip Leader contests. We thank Vallhalla Pure Nanaimo for their generous product discount, which has allowed the club to purchase the prizes for these two contests.

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First Time Leader Contest

This contest is open to members who have never led a club trip. By leading your first club event, you earn entry into the contest.

Dates: January 1, 2020 through October 18, 2020

What do you have to do: Lead a club event for the first time! This includes BBQ, Climbing nights, workshops, slideshows, multi-day trips and day-hikes, etc.

How are ballots calculated? You may earn 1 ballot in this contest. Any additional leading will still qualify you for the second contest.

How do I claim my ballot: Simply submit your trip report via trip reporting form.

Prize: Arc’teryx Zeta FL –a minimalist, packable and waterproof GORE-TEX emergency shell for hiking. 

Trip Leader Contest

For each day of activity where you lead or co-lead an event, you earn one ballot. Each ballot is an opportunity to win one of three breathable rainshells. Winners will be drawn at random; however, the more you lead, the higher your odds of winning.

Dates: January 1, 2020 through October 18, 2020
What do you have to do: Lead an event! This includes BBQ, climbing nights, workshops, slideshows, multi-day trips and day-hikes, etc.
How are ballots are calculated? For each event you host you earn 2 ballots; for each event you co-host you earn a single ballot.
How do I claim my ballots: after you lead a trip submit the list of participants via the trip reporting form.

Prize: Arc’teryx Zeta FL –a minimalist, packable and waterproof GORE-TEX emergency shell for hiking. 


FAQs

Q: How did you choose October 18th, 2020 as the end date?
A: The Island Mountain Ramblers’ Fall meeting is on the following weekend, October 15,2020. The winner will be announced at the meeting.

Q Who will do the tracking?
A: Matthew.

Q If I lead a 5-day trip with no co-leader, do I get 10 ballots?
A: Yes

Q If I lead a 5-day trip and have a co-leader, do I get 10 ballots?
A: Yes

Q Matthew, does that model of calculating the winner mean that you have the greatest chance of winning?
A: No. I am excluded from the contest.