#TheHuntBefore Shed Hunting Photo Contest
#TheHuntBefore Shed Hunting Photo Contest
The Objective
Shed Your Story

You are a unique breed of dedicated hunters. Everyone loves a killer set of antlers, but 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 really 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
2020 Categories
*Hover or tap for category details
Sidekick Category

Most creative photos highlighting your trusted shed hunting companion(s) (dog, children, wife, etc.) doing what they do best - finding sheds!

Oddity Category

Most creative photo of this season's finds. From the freaks and oddities to the two-point typicals, whether it be the shed itself or how/where you happen to find it.

Prime Category

Most creative photos that use high-quality camera equipment.

To be featured on the Scout To Hunt website and other major marketing material.

Note: Your submissions can represent multiple categories.
The Prize
What's At Stake
Grand Prize | Sponsored Hunt By Scout To Hunt
  • Sponsored Hunt by Scout To Hunt for 2020 Season ($2,000 MV)
  • Plus, a Vortex apparel package
  • Selected from the 3 Category Winner submissions
  • Judging influenced by fan-favorite voting on Instagram in conjunction with the Judges' decision
Category Winners | All-Paid Shed Hunt w/Judges
  • All-Paid overnight group shed hunt with Bridget Fabel, Rise and Shed, Ben Sandall, and Shedcrazy from Friday to Saturday, May 22-23. (Make plans now!)
  • The winners of each category will all get to campout together with our amazing Judges (Expert Shed Hunters), eat delicious grub, and hunt for sheds!
  • Plus a brand new Dominator 2.0 Canvas + Pole System from Canvas Cutter
  • Includes: Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Saturday Lunch, Snacks + Gas
  • Includes: a friend/family (+1)
  • The event will be professionally filmed
  • Location: TBD
Fave 5 Finalists per Category | Limited Edition Gear
  • Exclusive Limited Edition #TheHuntBefore Finalist T-Shirt
  • Scout To Hunt hat of your choice + decals
The Criteria
Join the hunt 2020

Starts: Sunday, March 1, 2020

Ends: Monday, May 4, 2020 @11:59 p.m. MST.

How to Enter

It's simple. Post your most compelling shed hunting photos on Instagram using the hashtag #TheHuntBefore and tagging @scouttohunt. Once that's done, you're officially entered. You can submit more than one photo to be judged.

Get creative! Capture the whole experience and feeling of finding sheds, and take your story-telling skills and photographic technique to the next level. (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

The SCOUT TO HUNT #TheHuntBefore Shed Hunting Photo Contest ("Contest") is a promotional contest-based giveaway conducted via Instagram. The Contest begins on March 1st, 2020 and ends on May 8th, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. MST. (the "Contest Period"). The Submission Period ends May 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. MST. ("Submission Period"). The sponsor of this Contest is SCOUT TO HUNT (the "Sponsor"). By participating in the Contest, each Participant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. The Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Participants' photo submissions and the overall administration of the Contest. Participants should look solely to the Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Contest. The Sponsor may be reached by email at [email protected] during the Contest Period or through direct messaging through the Instagram App.
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. The Contest is open to all legal residents of the 48 Contiguous United States, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. Employees of SCOUT TO HUNT their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Contest. This Contest shall only be construed and evaluated according to applicable state and federal law. Void outside the forty-eight (48) United States and where prohibited.
To officially enter the SCOUT TO HUNT #TheHuntBefore Shed Hunting Photo Contest:

Within the specified Contest Period, upload and post your photo(s) directly to Instagram using the hashtag #TheHuntBefore and tag @scouttohunt and you will be officially entered into the Contest to be considered for judging, which is to be performed by the designated Judges of the Contest. Submitted photos must remain uploaded to Instagram with the correct hashtag ("#TheHuntBefore") and tag ("@scouttohunt") throughout the duration of the Contest. An entrant may submit more than one photo to be considered and each submission may be considered for mulitple Contest Categories (SIDEKICK, ODDITY, PRIME). The Submission Period Begins on Friday, March 1, 2020 and Ends on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. MST. The Contest ends Friday, May 8, 2020 by no later than 8:00 p.m. MST., with the announcement of the Contest Grand Prize 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 follwed in order to be considered):

  • All photos must be submitted/uploaded to Instagram with the correct hashtag (#TheHuntBefore) and tag (@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.

Approved eligible entries will be judged according to the following elements of Story Telling and Photo Quality per Category:


  • Story Telling: emotion and meaning, artistic quality, originality, (SCOUT TO HUNT brand representation is a plus).


  • Story Telling: emotion and meaning, artistic quality, originality, (SCOUT TO HUNT brand representation is a plus).


  • High Quality Images: High-resolution, lighting, composition, use of optimal photographic equipment.
  • Story Telling: emotion and meaning, artistic quality, originality, (SCOUT TO HUNT brand representation is a plus).

    Winners will be selected from the total pool of eligible photo submissions that were properly submitted during the specified Submission Period. The selection of these photos will be conducted by the designated representatives of the Sponsor (“Judges”). The Grand Prize Winner will be selected by the Judges in conjunction with fan-favorite voting measured by comments polled on Instagram during the designated voting period to help influence the Judges' decision. All decisions made by the Judges are final and binding. Odds of winning depend on the number and quality of eligible entries that are received during the specified period of the Contest.

    Fave 5 Finalists per Category

  • The Fave 5 Finalists (5 Finalists per Category, total 15 Finalists) will be selected for and designated to each of the 3 Categories (Sidekick, Oddity, and Prime) by the Judges. The Fave 5 Finalist photos that are selected may have their photo appear on Scouttohunt.com and in other future content, marketing material, and advertisements. The Fave 5 Finalists per Category will be announced Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

  • Category Winners

  • Three (3) Winners, one (1) from each group of Fave 5 Finalists, will be selected to win each of their corresponding categories (1 Winner per Category, 3 total Category Winners). The Category Winners will be announced Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

  • Grand Prize Winner

  • One (1) Winner will be selected for the Grand Prize from the 3 Category Winner submissions. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced Friday, May 8, 2020.
  • Fave 5 Finalists per Category: Fifteen (15) total winners will receive one (1) Scout To Hunt hat of winner's choice, one (1) Exclusive Limited Edition #TheHuntBefore Finalist T-Shirt, one (1) Scout To Hunt Decal, one (1) #TheHuntBefore decal. Approximate retail value $60.00.
  • Category Winners: Each Category Winner will be eligible for an all-inclusive overnight outdoors-campout and group shed hunting trip with the Contest Judges (Bridget Fabel, Wes McArthur, Ben Sandall, Ben Dettamanti) at the expense of the Sponsor. Expenses include: Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Saturday Lunch, Snacks and Gas for transporation for each Winner and their +1 family member or friend (carpooling required for full coverage of expenses on gas for transporation). Additonally, the event will be documented by a professional videographer. The final film will be electronically sent to each Winner and used for marketing material. In the event that a Winner cannot participate in the aforementioned prize package, the Winner may receive a prize of similar value. The Sponsor reserves the right to determine a prize of similar value. Approximate value per Winner: $300.00.
  • Grand Prize Winner: Sponsored Hunt by Scout To Hunt for 2020 Season. Winner will receive $2,000.00 to apply to their 2020 hunts at their own discretion.
Approximate Cumulative Value of All Prizes: $3,800.00. The Sponsor cannot be held liable for a Contest Judge's failure to attend the overnight group shed hunt.
  • By May 8th, 2020, all Contest Winners ("Winners") of each corresponding tier of prizes will have been notified by the Sponsor via the Instagram post and story announcements along with direct messages to the corresponding account names of the Winners 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. The Sponsor 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 the Sponsor via Instagram or by email to [email protected], 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 the Sponsor, 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. The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual (and his or her Contest submissions) who tampers with the entry or judging process. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Contest should fraud, virus, bug or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest. The Sponsor 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. The Sponsor 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 and winner selection processes, and reserves the right to take legal action.
  • All Participants agree that the Sponsor may, without permission or additional compensation, publish, display and otherwise use their name, likeness and submitted materials, if any, for promotional purposes.
  • Participants hereby declare that they agree to the collection of all data by the Sponsor 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 Participants have the right to request information about the use of any personal data concerning them. The Sponsor 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. Participants are simply required to send an e-mail to [email protected] All Participants are also free to revoke their consent to the use and storage of their personal data by the Sponsor, 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 the Sponsor, who receives the information supplied by Participants. The data supplied will be used for contact purposes in the event of a winner. The Sponsor 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 the Sponsor 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.
  • The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Scout To Hunt #TheHuntBefore Shed Hunting Photo Contest and Giveaway. 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.
By entering you agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from:

  • Participants participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof
  • 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 Participants 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