The 2017 Badger Sponsorship Finalists: Vote For Your Favorite
And then there were twelve.
Nearly sixty video entries poured into the 2017 Badger Sponsorship. The Trek Committee painstakingly examined each and voted on their favorites until only a dozen remain.
Before we unveil this year’s finalists, I want to offer a sincere congratulations to EVERYONE who entered. This year’s instructions put greater emphasis on creativity and effort, and the caliber of submission demonstrated that you heard our call. Some truly great videos did not make the cut- ranging from those that were funny, to heart-wrenching, to inspiring, and beyond. Do not let yourselves feel discouraged. The energy you put into your video- courage, vulnerability, resourcefulness, and heart- is the same that will take you the distance on the trail.
As a reminder, this year’s Badger Sponsorship winners are determined by a combination of a reader vote (50%) and our Expert Panel (also 50%). Voting ends at 10:00pm EST on Tuesday, January 24! The winner will be announced on Thursday, January 26th, right here on the The Trek.
The 12 finalist videos are below, with the official voting form below that. If you’re having trouble viewing the poll below, you can vote here. Thank you to Wediges.com for being the world’s greatest polling platform!
Birdie and Possum
As a reminder, the Grand Prize winner will receive the following:
- Choice between one (1) Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 or Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 tent
- Choice of one (1) Gossamer Gear Backpack
- One (1) REI Igneo Sleeping Bag
- One (1) Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite Sleeping Pad
- Four (4) $100 Gift Cards to Altra
- Three (3) pairs of Wigwam Socks
- One (1) pair of Bedrock Sandals
- One (1) pair of Injinji Toe Socks
- Three (3) Granite Gear eVent Sil Dry Sacs
- One (1) Sawyer Squeeze
- Ten (10) boxes of CLIF Nut Butter Filled Bars
- Five (5) boxes of PROBAR Meal and three (3) boxes of PROBAR Base
- Twelve (12) Good To-Go Dehydrated Meals
- Three (3) Thru-Hiking Coaching Sessions
- A signed copy of Appalachian Trials or Pacific Crest Trials (your choice)
- An eBook copy of Appalachian Trials or Pacific Crest Trials (your choice)
- One (1) Trek Truckker Hat
- An invitation to become a Blogger for The Trek
You can check ALL of the prizes here.
LASTLY BUT NOT LEASTLY- A MASSIVE SHOUTOUT TO THIS YEAR’S VERY GENEROUS SPONSORS!!! Please visit their websites and follow all their social channels. They <3 Thru-Hikers very much.
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