#Adventure Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to David Morring for his jaw-dropping discovery from Alabama! The radiant shot of a caver rappeling into Stephen’s Gap is the Grand Prize Winner of the #Adventure Photo Contest. David takes home an epic prize of $3,000 for travel and $3,000 of Eddie Bauer gear. Congrats, David!

Person rappelling into cave in a shaft of light.

David Morring’s #Adventure discovery from Alabama.

Growing up in northern Alabama, David’s thorough exploration of his small town’s nooks and crannies planted the seeds of his passion for travel. He’s wandering a bit further from home now, managing to tick off 12 countries in the last 12 months. We asked David to tell us a bit more about his winning photo and the adventure in his own backyard: “Most people don’t know that northern Alabama is a Mecca for caving. There are more than 3,000 caves within a hundred-mile radius of my hometown of Cullman. Stephen’s Gap is a 143-foot pit in Jackson County, Alabama. I’d joined several of my childhood friends to go “bounce” (rappel and ascend) the pit. I rapped to the bottom with my photo gear. Around 10 a.m. the sunlight cascaded through the entrance and illuminated the pedestal at the bottom. One of the cavers, Sharon Clayton, clipped into the rope, and I began shooting as she descended into the shaft of light. It was truly an other-worldly moment where everything aligned for the perfect shot. I’m just thankful I was there to capture it.” So are we, David!

Adventure Photographer and Trover Ambassador Jeff Bartlett loved David’s stunning scene. The competition was close and three runners-up will take home $250 for travel & Eddie Bauer gear for their next adventure. Congratulations to Liana Manukyan, Darrel Comeau, and Keith Sutter for their fantastic finds.

Clockwise from left: Liana Manukyan’s Swizterland discovery, Darrel Comeau’s Canada discovery, and Keith Sutter’s Italy discovery.

Thank you to the Trover community for sharing your awe-inspiring #Adventure discoveries and to Jeff Bartlett for making the touch decisions. Explore the full list of #Adventure photos and travel tips. Be sure to follow David, Liana, Darrel & Keith to see what they discover on future adventures. Trove on!

#Adventure Photo Contest — $3000 Travel + $3000 Gear

Pack your bags, lace up those hiking boots and grab your camera! We’re going on an #Adventure! Trover and Eddie Bauer are teaming up for our latest photo contest to bring you our biggest prize ever—$3000 for travel & $3000 of Eddie Bauer gear. Whether it’s climbing the highest mountain, ziplining through the treetops, casting a line from the river’s edge, or riding the rails on a cross-continental journey, show us how you live your #Adventure! Trover Ambassador Jeff Bartlett will pick his top discoveries to win free travel, Eddie Bauer gear and a Grand Prize worth $6000! Share your best #Adventure photos by September 18th. Write a unique description, include the tag #Adventure, and use a precise geo-tag to win an epic prize!

Are you a trailblazer, river rafter, road tripper, adrenaline junkie or anything in between? You might snag one of these awesome prizes perfect for your next adventure:

Grand Prize:
$3000 for travel & $3000 worth of Eddie Bauer gear

Top 3 Runner-ups:
$250 for travel & an Eddie Bauer jacket

Share your #Adventure photos and travel tips for a chance to win. Your discoveries might feature:

Upload your NEW photos and tips by September 18, 2019. Write a few details about your discovery and tag each one #Adventure to enter our contest for a $3000 Expedia Travel Prize & $3000 of Eddie Bauer gear. Check out the full list for inspiration! What are you waiting for? Upload now!

#Adventure – a photo list by Trover

How to Enter the #Adventure Photo Contest:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features an activity or fits the #Adventure theme. You can upload to Trover.com or the iOS App or Android AppBe sure to upload before the contest ends at 11.59 p.m. PT on 18 September 2019.

2) Write a couple of lines about your discovery. This could be details about the destination or activity, tips on how to find it or what to do there, or any interesting facts or stories about your discovery. Include “#Adventure” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win Expedia travel & Eddie Bauer gear!

This is a judged contest. Eligible images must be clear, include a unique description about your discovery, and have an accurate and specific geo-tag. You may upload an unlimited number of eligible photos.

This contest is only open to NEW Trover photos. Add yours by September 18th to be considered!


Read contest terms and conditions.

Questions? Talk to us at feedback@trover.com.

#Nature Photo Contest Winner

The Trover community has voted and the spectacular sight from Iceland’s Sigöldugljúfuris is the winning entry of our #Nature Photo Contest! Congratulations to Lubos Capcara for his majestic capture. Enjoy your $2000 Expedia travel prize! See the winning image below and get more details from the traveler behind the lens.

Glacier blue river flowing through canyon and volcanic landscape.

Lubos Capcara’s winning #Nature photo from Iceland.

Sigöldugljúfur, also known as the Valley of Tears, is an awe-inspiring world of volcanic landscapes awash in colorful flora, cascading waterfalls and glacier blue rivers. Lubos shares that “I have a lot of landscape photos but this one is, in my opinion, one of a few that got the raw nature feeling. It was my first time visiting Iceland and it’s hard to imagine a better place to shoot landscapes. It’s so diverse and otherworldly. I have to go back sometime.” Lubos also notes that you’ll need a “proper 4×4 car to get there but it’s really worth it.” We absolutely agree! Thank you, Lubos, for sharing your amazing #Nature find with the Trover community. Follow Lubos for more travel inspiration and see if he heads back to Iceland or ticks Patagonia off this travel wishlist!

Thank you to the Trover community for sharing your wonderful #Nature discoveries and voting for your favorites. Explore the full list of #Nature photos and travel tips—be sure to thank and follow your fellow Trovers. Trove on!

#Nature Photo Contest — Win $2000 for Travel

We asked YOU to pick the theme of our next photo contest, and you responded overwhelmingly for the greatest show on earth—#Nature! Share your new #Nature discoveries with Trover for your chance to win $2000 for travel! From pocket parks and your favorite hiking trails to jaw-dropping natural wonders, share your best photos & tips featuring #Nature. Upload your new photos & tips by July 22nd. Include the tag #Nature in your description to enter. We’ll pick the finalists based on the photo, description, and an accurate geo-tag. The Trover community will decide the final winner. Add your discoveries now!

 

Have you captured the kaleidoscope of colors at Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Spring or soaked up the surreal site of Australia’s Pink Lake? Whether you’re a wildlife watcher, mountain climber, desert trekker or reef snorkeler, share your #Nature discoveries—you could win $2000 for your next outdoor adventure. Your photo & tip might feature:

  • Hiking trails
  • Waterfalls
  • Tropical reefs
  • Wildlife
  • Camping destinations
  • Natural wonders

Share your #Nature photos by July 22, 2019. Write a few lines about your travel find and tag each one #Nature to enter our contest—you could win a $2000 Expedia Travel Prize. Get some inspiration and see what the Trover community is sharing here!

#Nature Photo Contest – a photo list by Trover

How to Enter the #Nature Photo Contest:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features or fits the #Nature theme. You can upload to Trover.com or the iOS App or Android AppBe sure to upload before the contest ends at 11.59 p.m. PT on 22 July 2019.

2) Write a couple of lines about your discovery. This could be details about the destination or activity, tips on how to find it or what to do there, or any interesting facts or stories about your discovery. Include “#Nature” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win a $2000 Expedia travel prize!

This is a judged contest. Eligible images must be clear, include a unique description about your discovery, and have an accurate and specific geo-tag. You may upload an unlimited number of eligible photos.

This contest is only open to NEW Trover photos. Add yours by July 22nd to be considered!


Read contest terms and conditions.

Questions? Talk to us at feedback@trover.com.

#Culture Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Sam Antonio for his dynamic discovery from Arizona! This colorful capture of traditional Native dance from the Heard Museum’s World Championship Hoop Dance Contest is the winning entry of our #Culture Photo Contest. Congratulation, Sam—enjoy your $2000 Expedia travel prize!

Person in traditional Native American dress dancing with hoops.

Sam Antonio’s #Culture discovery from Arizona

Trover Ambassador Oneika had a tough time pouring over so many impressive entries, filled with color, life, and amazing info! Oneika notes that she loves the vibrancy, emotion, descriptive info, and unique cultural phenomenon Sam shared from Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. The museum is “dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art” and hosts the annual Hoop Dance World Championships. Sam shares that “hoop dancing is a long-standing tradition in many Native cultures. Passed down from one generation to the next, hoop dancing communicates individual and tribal stories using hoops to create symbols and depict animals of great meaning in Native communities. The continuous circle of the hoops symbolizes the circle of life and the continual changing of the seasons.” Thank you, Sam, for sharing your spectacular photos and highlighting this beautiful art! Check out more of Sam’s finds and follow him on Trover to see what he discovers next.

Thank you to Oneika for making the tough decision and to all of the Trover community for sharing your extraordinary examples of #Culture! See the full list to discover the mosaic of awesome all around us!