Monthly Contest Schedule

90thDonation_button250Help us celebrate our 90th Anniversary by participating in one of our monthly contests and win cool prizes! For contest specifics, watch for announcements on the first of each month on our FacebookTwitter and Instagram sites. If you would like to submit an entry ahead of the game, email [email protected] with the following subject line: "ATC Monthly Contest_<<INSERT MONTH HERE>>". All winners will be announced at the end of the month, unless otherwise noted.   



Cake contest
Grab your baking supplies and help us celebrate our anniversary by creating
an Appalachian Trail themed cake! Upload a picture of your creation to
Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ATC90th for a
chance to win an ATC t-shirt.


Where would you put our
90th anniversary sticker?

Tell us where you would put our 90th anniversary sticker, and those
who give us the most creative answers will receive one in the mail!
(Don’t forget to consider Leave No Trace for this one.)


Essay contest
Think of this as a fun homework assignment! Share your most
meaningful Appalachian Trail experience with us for a chance to be
featured on the official ATC blog. The overall winner will also receive
an ATC ENO hammock! Word limit: 500.


“Guess the Trail celebrity” contest
Think Appalachian Trail trivia, but with a spin. Every week on our social media sites we’ll show you pictures of Trail personalities, and we’ll randomly select a few people who give us the right answers to win limited edition 90th anniversary stickers. Start studying!


Trail recipe contest
Give us your best hiking and/or backpacking recipes, and we’ll have
our team of summer interns taste test those that sound particularly appealing.
The creator of the best recipe wins a Gregory backpack!


“Trailfie” photo contest
That’s right—now you have a use for all those selfies you’ve taken
along the Appalachian Trail. Send us your best shots and we’ll reward
the winners with 90th anniversary stickers. Be sure to tag your photos #ATC90th.


Video contest
In three minutes or less, tell us your Appalachian Trail story via video. What does the Trail mean to you, and what are you doing to make sure the A.T. is around for future generations to enjoy? We’ll feature the winners on our social media sites and the overall winner will receive an ATC ENO hammock.


Caption contest
Look for a new photo each week, posted to our social media sites for
you to caption. Those who give us the most creative captions will receive
the original motion picture soundtrack to "A Walk in the Woods," featuring new songs from Lord Huron and Blake Mills!


Art contest
Calling all artists! Share your Appalachian Trail drawings, sketches,
paintings or other artistic creations with us for a chance to be featured on
our social media sites and win a Gregory backpack.


Trail trivia contest
Every week, we’ll pose an Appalachian Trail trivia question for you to answer. Keep an eye out for questions with the hashtag #TrailTrivia! Those who answer questions correctly could win a limited edition 90th anniversary sticker.