How to win an epic paddling trip in the 2017 Dream Adventure Contest

If we said that you could win $10,000 to finance your dream paddling adventure, you’d probably think we’re joking. It may seem too good to be true, but that’s exactly what the 2017 Dream Adventure Contest is all about.

The crew at Canoe & Kayak Magazine have teamed up with paddle sports retailer NRS to give one deserving team of paddlers an expedition prize of $5,000 to fund the trip of a lifetime. To sweeten the deal, they’re also offering $5,000 in head-to-toe expedition paddling gear for the winning entry.

Just imagine charging down an exotic river, stroking along a breathtaking shoreline or exploring a remote alpine lake with your closest paddling pals. You’ll make memories that’ll last a lifetime, without having to spend a dime.

Simply come up with an awesome trip idea and explain why your trip is so amazing in three quick paragraphs and two photos. No annoying forms to fill out or time-consuming essays to write … All you need is a good idea and a spirit for adventure.

Make sure to enter, this could be you. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt

Past winners included the six-man Rediscover North America team, which used their winnings to seed a historic eight-month, 5,200-mile canoe-tripping odyssey from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean. Last year, Evan Garcia used his winnings to organize a top team of kayakers and travel to Chile to descend three of the Patagonia region’s toughest wilderness rivers, from source to sea.

Will your idea be the next to catch fire and claim the most votes? Enter now and find out.

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