Submit Your Best Travel Photos for a Chance to Win!

Did you snap a photo of some breathtaking vistas? Capture hilarious moments of your travel buddies on the ground? Get a shot of something so extraordinary no one would believe it happened otherwise?

Share photos of your travels with our vast community of backpacktivists and you could win some pretty sweet prizes!

So how does it work?

  • Submit up to three (3) high resolution photos to by October 25. Add in a short caption (100 words) to go with it.
  • Voting opens up on our Facebook page the next day, October 26. For a vote to count, your friends must like our page, then like your photo.
  • The photo with the most likes by 11:59 p.m. on November 3rd is the grand prize winner!
  • Winner will be announced on November 4th on our Facebook page and right here on our blog.


What are the prizes?

We’re outdoor adventure junkies and know you are too. Whether it’s that sweet backpack you’ve been eyeing or a pair of sturdy hiking boots, we’ll cover your gear!

  • Grand Prize: $500 CAD gift certificate to MEC/REI
  • 2nd Place: $300 CAD gift certificate to MEC/REI
  • 3rd Place: $150 CAD gift certificate to MEC/REI


Winner of last year’s Photo Competition. Photo by: Megan Sarka. Bali, Indonesia

The Fine Print

Just one thing, really…by submitting your photo, you’re giving Operation Groundswell permission to use your photo for promotional materials. That’s it!