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Sled N Snap 2013/2014 Winners


Written By: Flaman, Marketing and Communications CoordinatorMay 02, 2014
Our 2013/2014 Sled’n Snap contest has come to a close and the winners have been announced. This year was my first experience with this contest and it sure was fun to witness. All of the pictures that people submitted were amazing! The trick riding shots and the ones of kids having so much fun were my favourite.
 
This was also the first year that Sled’n Snap went international with North Dakota joining Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The more the merrier! Making this contest available to more people is what it’s all about.
 
I also found it interesting that there was a lot of conversations happening on the Sled’n Snap website during the contest. People were sharing their favourite routes and commenting on their favourite pictures. That’s the best way to discover new trails to explore.
 
I believe that this contest is only just getting started. This year's was great, but I have a feeling that next year is going to be awesome! I’m really looking forward to seeing what pictures the snowmobiling community snap next year.
 
Congratulations to Jason Holt of Saskatchewan for winning the grand prize! Jason won the use of a 4-Place Enclosed Snowmobile Trailer for a year.
 
Have a look at the video of the name drawing for the 2-place Aluma trailers There was one winner for each region.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJzo8v8EMX0
 
Check out the other winners at http://slednsnap.com
 
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Congrats to our Sled'N Snap winners!


Written By: Jennifer Thompson, Marketing Project ManagerJun 19, 2012

It may be summer, but there are a few people who are getting excited about snowmobiling next winter. Gerald Serson of Regina recently traveled to Saskatoon to pick up his grand prize from our Sled’N Snap Photo Contest. He won the use of an enclosed snowmobile trailer for a year! 

More than 860 photos were submitted to Sled’N Snap from across Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba. The grand prize winner was determined by public voting. Just over 27,600 votes were cast for the top 20 finalists.
 
Gerald says he was “pretty excited” to hear he’d won the trailer. There are four people in his family who snowmobile, and he says he’ll get great use of it. His winning photo was taken at a warm up shack in Hudson Bay this past January while Serson was sledding with his family.
 
“This photo contest has opened people’s eyes to snowmobiling,” Serson says. “I think some people didn’t realize what’s out there for shelters and trails and all the wildlife you can see.” He believes this contest will help promote the sport and more people will want to try snowmobiling next winter.
 
Random draw winners were also selected by the sled associations for a 2-place tilt sled trailer. The winners were:
Charity Jarduk, Yorkton
Todd Lander, Rocky Mountain House
Treena Massey, Winnipeg
 
You can view all the winning photos at www.slednsnap.com.
 
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Congrats to the winners of Stuck in the Muck!


Written By: Jennifer Thompson, Marketing DivisionNov 08, 2011

Some lucky Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba producers have turned a frustrating wet season into a winning situation.

The winners of the Great Stuck in the Muck Photo Contest have been determined by your votes! The winners of a new 50 foot tow rope are:

  • Shauna - Perras, Montmartre, Sask. – Best Overall
  • Dan - Vanbeselaere, Waskada, Man. – Best Stuck Tractor
  • Eddy - Kish, Cupar, Sask. – Best Stuck Combine
  • Tim - Bastable, Wauchope, Sask. – Best Stuck Sprayer
  • Justin - Brown, Prince Albert, Sask. – Best Stuck Industrial Equipment
  • Travis - Priest, Lethbridge, Alta. – Best Stuck Truck
  • Evan - Sauer, Edenwold, Sask. – Most Comical
  • Cody - Grasdal, Biggar, Sask. – Muddiest Digger
  • Katherine - Palaschak, Edmonton, Alta. – How Did That Happen?

Stuck in the Muck (www.stuckinthemuck.com) began two years ago as a place for farmers to upload and share photos of their equipment stuck in the mud. The site has since evolved to a place where producers can help each other with problems they face while farming in wet fields by leaving a tip in the Getting Unstuck Tips forum.

At Flaman, we believe Stuck in the Muck has created a sense of community among producers. We call it Facebook for farmers – a place where they can share common experiences and have some fun.

This year there were more than 50,000 visits to the website since it re-launched in May and over 155,300 visits since it was first created a year ago. We had 358 people from Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba submit 383 photos and over 1,200 people from across the world visited the site to vote for their favourite pictures.

One photo that got plenty of votes was Shauna Perras’s photo of her “stuck” tractor cake. She won in the Best Overall category.Perras, who has a cattle and grain farm in Montmartre, baked the cake for her nephew Nate’s third birthday. She entered the photo of the 3D cake that’s shaped like a John Deere tractor stuck in the mud when a neighbour suggested it.

“It feels awesome to be a winner,” Perras says. “The community was really great about voting. And Nate just loved the cake.”

Dan Vanbeselaere submitted a picture of a tractor that got stuck by a hired hand while he was seeding his father’s field near Waskada. He won in the Best Stuck Tractor category.

“It was the second time we got stuck that day,” he explains. “We call the mud dinosaur snot because that’s what it looks like. That’s the only place I’ve seen mud like that.”

Vanbeselaere says they had to use a track hoe to drag the tractor backwards through the trench to finally get it out. He entered the contest because he’d never seen anyone stuck that much in a long time. He says he can guarantee he’ll put the new tow rope to good use.

The winning stuck photos will also be featured in a 2012 calendar that will be used as a fundraiser for local charities. Giving back to the community is an important mandate of Flaman. Our company’s founder, Frank Flaman, gives over a million dollars to local and global charities through the Frank Flaman Foundation each year.

Flaman has also drawn three random winners from all of the entries, who will win a tow rope and appear in the calendar. Congratulations to:

  • Leonard - Walder of Lauder, Man.
  • Gary - Ostafichuck from Wakaw, Sask.
  • Nathan - Stamp from Scandia, Alta.

The winners, along with all the submitted photos, can still be viewed at www.stuckinthemuck.com.

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Only a few days left to vote for Stuck in the Muck!


Written By: Jennifer Thompson, Marketing DivisionOct 27, 2011

Have you voted today?

There were so many great photos submitted to the Stuck in the Muck contest that we need your help picking the winners. But you have to hurry, there are only a few days left to vote for your favourite photos.
 
You can vote once a day for each picture, but you can vote for as many photos as you like. This year there are new categories to choose from, like Best Overall, Best Stuck Tractor, Best Stuck Sprayer or Muddiest Digger.
 
Categories winners get a new tow rope, will appear in a 2012 calendar and get bragging rights!
 
Visit www.stuckinthemuck.com today.  
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