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Neal Courtney from Alberta, got all answers right and got randomly drawn so won the first set of 3 companion guides generously offered by the author Graeme Pole.
For the record, the three questions asked were:
1. The first Canadian mountain more than
3,048 metres high (10,000 feet) to be climbed was:
- Mount Temple
- Mount Stephen
- Mount Robson
- Mount Hector
The correct answer is Mount Stephen.
2. The Kicking Horse River is a tributary of the:
- Columbia River
- Kootenay River
- Campbell River
- Bow River
The correct answer is Columbia River.
3. Which figure in Rockies history was known as "the little emperor"?
- James Hector
- James Sinclair
- George Simpson
- William Cornelius Van Horne
The correct answer is George Simpson.
There are 9 more chances to win a set of these guides. Make sure to check our Trivia Quiz #2, running from June 4 to July 4 inclusive. Sorry, only one answer per person will be accepted. If your entered answers were right, your name will be entered in our random draw and you could win the set.
Some of you following Bob on Twitter already know who the winners are, however here is the official winners' announcement:
Category "Landscapes & Sunsets"
Second place | Photo submitted by Yu Liu of Calgary, Alberta, shot in Jasper National Park, Alberta
Third place | Photo submitted by John Vander Vinne of Edmonton, Alberta, shot in Kananaskis Country, Alberta
Fourth place | Photo submitted by Trevor Ward of Canmore, Alberta, shot in Kananaskis Country, Alberta
Category "Flowers & Wildlife"
Fourth place | Photo submitted by Klara Langeloo of Calgary, Alberta | Flower | Lynn Canyon Park, British Columbia
Category "Friends & Family"
The "Friends & Family" category winner will receive $100 as a gas card + an annual Family Pass to Canada's National Parks & Historic Sites for a value of $136.
The Grand Prize Winner is the "Landscapes & Sunsets" category winner as well!!
The Grand Prize Runner-up will receive a portable outdoor campfire & accessories, valued at $330, generously donated by Campfire-in-a-Can.
The "Videos" category winner will receive $100 as a gas card + an annual Family Pass to Canada's National Parks & Historic Sites for a value of $136.
The winner is Carmen Hoelting of Jasper, Alberta, for her video called "Black Bears fight, Blue River, British Columbia".
Our 2011/2012 Photos/Videos Contest is now over. All received submissions have been posted on our website.
Submissions to our grand 2011/2012 Photos/Videos Contest were accepted up to February 29, 2012, midnight MT.
We received a total of 396 photos;
- 224 photos in the "Landscape & Sunsets" category
- 103 photos in the "Flowers & Wildlife" category
- 69 photos in the "Friends & Family" category and
- 4 videos
Thank you all and good luck!
Any new submissions will be entered in for the 2012/2013 Contest. You might want to wait a bit to know more about the exciting prizes Bob and our generous sponsors gathered for you.
Our contest is not over yet. February 29, 2012 is the deadline!
We've uploaded more of your submissions and there are still submissions to be uploaded to our website here.
Please keep in mind: only the submissions following these rules will be considered. (Check the rules right under the gallery though).
Some submissions have no information at all. They are displayed, pretty often with ??? They won't be considered for the contest. So, last chance if you think you submitted photos but didn't follow the rules, or forgot to send your info please do re-submit asap.
So far, there hasn't been any video submissions, be the first to submit one as prizes are awarded per category!
Thank you all.
Did we let you down? Looks like we forgot to clearly indicate how and where you could submit your best photos and videos..
At least we didn't do a great job showing what you've submitted so far.
thanks to our sponsors!
As well, we've updated the 2011 Reader's Contest page with a brand new gallery.
We'll be showing the world your best memories!
This year, we introduced four categories: "Landscapes & Sunsets", "Flowers & Wildlife", "Friends & Family", and "Videos". Please make sure you give us enough details when uploading. If we don't have the requested information, we won't be able to consider your submission.
Lastly, we recommend you to be patient as we're gradually uploading all received submissions, and enjoy!!
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