Algonquin Outfitters has been running contests year-round since 1998: three photo competitions a year, an annual video contest, and frequent sweepstakes and giveaways, often using donated promotional goods. To commemorate its 50th anniversary, AO is also running a Live Your Adventure contest with over $10,000 in prizes. To enter, visit algonquinoutfitters.com/lyacontest/index.html and use the promo code AO50GM.
'Spring Flight' is one of several entrants the current photo contest celebrating 'Algonquin's New Arrivals.'
The first place winner of AO's Fall photo contest: 'Morning Mist Paddle,' which shows a paddler in the morning mist just off of Lake of Two Rivers Beach.
Third prize goes to 'Fall in the park, Fall Stream.'
The winner of this past photo contest is titled 'My Two Loves: My wife and My Algonquin.' The photographer says: "my favorite Algonquin memories are of times spent with my wife canoeing the quiet waters of our favorite place. Here, the morning sun adds its glow to the moment. On this route we have seen bear, beaver and moose -- all in one morning. We have also canoed quietly past a loon sitting on its nest and the almost always present great blue herons."
This photo of an American Martin at Mew Lake is called 'Campsite visitor.'
This winning photo is titled 'Dawn light.'
'Rutting Bull' shows a blue moose in the meadow.
This winning photo, titled 'Perfect Day,' shows what the perfect paddle looks like on Kearney Lake, Algonquin Park.
This winning photo is titled 'Innocent.'
'Ice Toad Stools' at the top of Ragged Falls are created by swirling water, says the photographer of this winning photo.