#TheHuntBefore Shed Hunting Photo Contest
Scout To Hunt Architects
The Objective
Shed Your Story

You’re a unique breed of dedicated hunters. Everyone loves a killer set of antlers, but only a few are willing to face the elements and put on the miles to get their hands on them. Why do you scavenge the desert hills and patrol the mountainsides for hours on end only for lowly old sheds? Is there more to it than just the antler, or is it all about the brown gold?

Tell the story of the shed hunter with one image. Capture what drives you to do it. Creatively illustrate your obsession. We expect more than your run-of-the-mill picture of sheds. Go above and beyond to share your story and justify your crazy addiction.

2019 Winners
The Prize
What's at stake
Brown Gold | Grand Prize Winner
  • To be Determined
Hard White | First & Second Runners-Up
  • To be Determined
Chalk | Top 10 Finalists
  • To be Determined
The Criteria
Join the hunt 2020

Starts: To Be Determined

Ends: To Be Determined

It's simple. Take your story telling skills and your photographic technique to the next level by sharing your most compelling shed hunting photos on Instagram and using the hashtag #TheHuntBefore and tagging @scouttohunt. Once that's done, you're officially entered.

You may submit more than one photo to be considered. (See Photo Rules and Guidelines, as well as Judging Criteria provided below to ensure that your photo(s) will make the cut and be considered by the Judges). By entering the contest, participants agree to the Official Rules listed below.

Official Rules

To officially enter the SCOUT TO HUNT #TheHuntBefore Shed Hunting Photo Contest:

Within the specified Submission Period, upload and post your photo(s) directly to Instagram using the hashtag #TheHuntBefore and mention @scouttohunt and you will be officially entered into the Contest and will be considered for the initial screening and following approval process performed by the designated Judges of the Contest. Submitted photos must remain uploaded to Instagram with the correct hashtag ("#TheHuntBefore") throughout the duration of the Contest. An entrant may submit more than one photo to be considered. The Submission Period begins on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. MST, and ends on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. MST. The Contest period ends June 10, 2019 5:00 p.m. MST., with the announcement of the Contest Winner. (See photo rules and guidelines provided below to ensure that your photo(s) will make the cut and be considered by the Judges).

Photo Rules (to be considered):

  • All photos must be submitted/uploaded to Instagram with the correct hashtag (#TheHuntBefore) and mention @scouttohunt as specified above, by the end of the Submission Period in order to be considered.
  • Photos must not include any product, apparel or promotional items of competitors of SCOUT TO HUNT.
  • By entering, you warrant that the photo you submit is original and is your own, and does not infringe on the rights of any third party. You further warrant that your participation in this photo contest does not violate any agreement between you and a third party.
  • By entering the photo contest, you grant SCOUT TO HUNT the non-exclusive right to publish, use, distribute, reproduce and publicly display your photograph, and to create derivative works from your photograph, in perpetuity, in any of its online, print or other media publications, materials or exhibitions, for promotional purposes, including but not limited to for editorial, advertising, and publicity, without payment or compensation unless prohibited by law.
  • You grant SCOUT TO HUNT permission to provide your name, and your city and state of residence, when publishing, reproducing or otherwise using your photo and when identifying you as an entrant or prize winner in the photo contest. While SCOUT TO HUNT will make every effort to credit photographers when using photos, there may be circumstances where it is not possible to do so. Subject to the rights granted to SCOUT TO HUNT, you retain all other copyrights and rights to future use of the photographs you enter into the contest.
  • If your photograph(s) include a recognizable person or people, you must secure permission from each person (or in the case of a minor, the minor's parent or guardian) to use his/her image in the photo contest, and present it to SCOUT TO HUNT, if requested. SCOUT TO HUNT reserves the right to disqualify an entry if it finds, in its sole discretion, that an entrant has not secured a necessary release.
  • Any photos containing offensive content will not be eligible. All content must be appropriate for posting on a website that may be viewed by anyone. Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will not be considered, and the photo in question will be disqualified from the Contest. SCOUT TO HUNT retains sole discretion to determine what constitutes inappropriate content.
  • SCOUT TO HUNT reserves the right to modify any photo to fit spatial and branding requirements.
No purchase is necessary to enter (You can't even make a purchase, everything is free!). This Contest is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. Employees and partners of SCOUT TO HUNT, as well as the prize suppliers and the immediate families and household members of each are ineligible to participate and compete for the specified prizes. This Contest shall only be construed and evaluated according to applicable state and federal law. Void outside the fifty (50) United States and where prohibited.

Odds of winning depend on the number and quality of eligible entries that are received during the specified period of the Contest.
Approved eligible entries will be judged according to the following elements of Story Telling and Photo Quality:

  • Story Telling: emotion and meaning, artistic quality, originality, (SCOUT TO HUNT brand representation is a plus).
  • High Quality: High-resolution, lighting, composition, use of optimal photographic equipment.
  • Top 10 photos will be selected from the total pool of eligible submissions that were properly submitted during the specified Contest Period. The selection of these photos will be conducted only by the designated representatives of SCOUT TO HUNT (“Judges”). The Top 10 winners will be announced Monday, June 3, 2019. The decision of the Judges are final and binding. The Top 10 photos that are selected may have their photo appear on the SCOUT TO HUNT website and in future content and advertisements.
  • 3 Finalists will be selected from the initial top 10 photos by the designated Judges. The 3 Finalists will be announced Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The decision of the Judges are final and binding.
  • The SCOUT TO HUNT #TheHuntBefore Shed Hunting Photo Contest Winner will be selected from the 3 Finalists by the designated Judges. The Winner, First and Second Runners-up will be announced Friday, June 7, 2019. The decision of the Judges are final and binding.
Chalk: Thirteen (13) winners will receive a VIP Free Lifetime Subscription (complete access to all future paid features) and free Scout To Hunt Gear (Hat and decals). The approximate retail value of Chalk prize package: $200.00. Hard White: One (1) First Runner-up will receive a $250 KUIU gift card, in addition to the Chalk prize package. The approximate retail value of Hard White First Runner-up prize package: $450.00. One (1) Second Runner-up will receive a $250 KUIU gift card, in addition to the Chalk prize package. The approximate retail value of Hard White Second Runner-up prize package: $450.00. Brown Gold: One (1) Grand prize winner will receive a total of $1,750 in gift cards to KUIU, Vortex Diamondback 10x42 Binos ($279.00 value), Camp Chef Rainier Two-Burner Stove with Griddle ($139.99 value), in addition to the Chalk prize package. Approximate value of Brown Gold Grand Prize Winner package: $2,368.99. Approximate Cumulative Retail Value of All Prizes: $5,268.99.
  • By June 20th, 2019, the Top 10, Finalists and Contest Winner ("Winners") will all be notified by SCOUT TO HUNT via the Instagram messenger to the account names that were used to submit photos and enter the Contest. Corresponding prizes must be claimed within seven (7) days of notification. To claim a prize, Winners must respond to the prize notification message and provide further information necessary to receive the prize. They may be required to provide proof of identity, address and birth date and/or execute an affidavit of eligibility, liability release and, except where prohibited by law, a publicity release.
  • Prizes not claimed within seven (7) days will be forfeited. SCOUT TO HUNT will select alternate Winners for any unclaimed/forfeited prizes if a sufficient number of eligible and/or qualified entries remain. Any portion of a prize not accepted by winner will be forfeited. If an entrant changes his/her account information or identitficaiton after he/she enters the Contest, or any portion of this Promotion, it is his/her sole responsibility to notify SCOUT TO HUNT via Instagram messenger or by email (address provided below), which is to be received by the end of the Promotion Period.
  • Winners are solely responsible for all costs, incidentals, and any other expenses not specifically mentioned as being included in the Prize. All federal, state and local taxes are sole responsibility winner. Prizes may not be returned or exchanged for cash. Prizes may not be transferred or substituted except by SCOUT TO HUNT, who reserves the right to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value.
This Contest is not open to competition associations or automated competition entry services. Any use of such automated devices will cause disqualification. SCOUT TO HUNT reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual (and his or her Contest entry) who tampers with the entry or judging process. SCOUT TO HUNT reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Contest should fraud, virus, bug or other causes beyond the control of SCOUT TO HUNT corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest. SCOUT TO HUNT is not responsible for computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. SCOUT TO HUNT reserves the right to exclude certain individuals from participating for reasons such as violation of the conditions of participation, duplicate participation, attempted manipulation of the Contest or its judging processes, and reserves the right to take legal action.
  • All entrants agree that SCOUT TO HUNT may, without permission or additional compensation, publish, display and otherwise use their name, likeness and submitted materials, if any, for promotional purposes.
  • Entrants hereby declare that they agree to the collection of all data by SCOUT TO HUNT required for the implementation and administration of this competition and its storage for the entire duration of the competition. The data will be handled in confidence and not transmitted to a third party. All Entrants have the right to request information about the use of any personal data concerning them. SCOUT TO HUNT undertakes to supply them at any time upon request with full information on the stored data free of charge, if they are the subject of such information. Entrants are simply required to send an e-mail to [email protected] All Entrants are also free to revoke their consent to the use and storage of their personal data by SCOUT TO HUNT, simply by sending an informal e-mail to [email protected] The data can also be rectified in the same way. In case of revocation, the data shall be immediately deleted. The revocation and subsequent deletion will be confirmed by e-mail upon request. Should the revocation intervene prior to the end of the competition, all further participation in the Scout To Hunt #TheHuntBefore Shed Hunting Photo Contest is excluded.
  • This Promotion is not associated with Facebook or Instagram in any way whatsoever and is in no way Sponsored, supported or organized by Facebook or Instagram. Neither Facebook nor Instagram is responsible for any content published within the context of this action. It is not Facebook or Instagram, but SCOUT TO HUNT, who receives the information supplied by Entrants. The data supplied will be used for contact purposes in the event of a winner. SCOUT TO HUNT holds Facebook and Instagram harmless from any recourse by third parties in connection with this Contest. Any questions, comments or complaints against the action are not to be addressed to Facebook or Instagram, but to SCOUT TO HUNT by writing to [email protected]
  • Participation in this Contest and/or entering the Scout To Hunt #TheHuntBefore Shed Hunting Photo Contest is considered a complete release of Facebook and Instagram by each Entrant.
  • Should any of the stipulations in the conditions of participation be or become invalid, the remaining conditions of participation shall continue to apply with full force and effect. In its place an appropriate provision shall enter into force, corresponding to the closest purpose of the ineffective provision.
  • SCOUT TO HUNT reserves the right to cancel the Scout To Hunt #TheHuntBefore Shed Hunting Photo Contest and Sweepstakes. Such cancellation can occur in situations, but is not limited to these situations, where the smooth running of the competition can no longer be guaranteed for technical or legal reasons.
SCOUT TO HUNT shall not be responsible for:

  • Misdirected, inaccurate, incomplete, lost, late, delayed, undelivered, damaged or illegible entries, and all such entries will be void.
  • Technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software.
  • Unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest.
  • Any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant's participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrant and SCOUT TO HUNT in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Utah without regard to conflicts of law principles. All entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the state of Utah.
For a copy of these Official Rules or a list of the names of the winners, send your written request to: Scout To Hunt, LLC, at 212 E. Crossroads Blvd #178, Saratoga Springs, UT 84045.

Scout To Hunt, LLC.
212 E Crossroads Blvd, #178
Saratoga Springs, UT 84045