Let’s face it, not all of us can make it to Overland Expo this year—work, budget, broken vehicle, whatever the reason—it doesn’t have to suck so bad. Personally, having only attended one Overland Expo (and it is awesome by the way) I received the majority of knowledge from fellow Expedition Portal members who shared their experiences on the forum. It was the pictures, the details, the stories and the people they met that made sitting at a desk that week just a little more bearable.
So that’s why this year for Overland Expo, Expedition Portal is going to throw some gasoline on the campfire and make sure those who can’t be at the event feel like they’re there. In addition to currated editorial coverage of the show that will be on the front page of the site live from the event, we’re encouraging our community to share their experiences—and we’re backing it up. The best three posts from the threads listed below will get an awesome piece of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal swag—a shirt, hat, maybe a sweatshirt (we’ll work it out with you), quite a few stickers and the latest issue of Overland Journal. But you're wondering about the truck you see above, aren't you?
Three threads with three winners each—basic mathematics will tell you that equals a total of nine winners. We’ll be choosing one of those nine winners at random and sending them a brand-new, ready-to-run Axial SCX-10 Trail Honcho. Get posting, these Axial trucks are addicting.
Personally, I think that’s a pretty killer deal for helping our your community of overland travelers who couldn't make it to the event.
Here’s the nitty-gritty on how it works:
Start by posting in one of the following threads:
After May 26th, we’ll choose three winners for each thread by a few blunt guidelines:
1.) You’re actually at Overland Expo 2013.
2.) You tell us your story by the end of the day on May 26th—that’s an entire week after Overland Expo has ended for you to get your images and stories uploaded.
3.) We’d hate to see a newbie post a one word response and win the swag you deserve. Winners will be chosen by the number of images and quality of writing (we're not looking for Pulitzer Prize material here) that is contributed to the thread. Bonus points for interesting stories.
4.) It doesn’t matter if you post the word “lol” 399,488 times in hopes of beating the odds. If you’re not adding value—stop taking it away. Bonus points if you have more than one post with great content, those who are posting often will have a better chance of being chosen as a winner.
5.) To ensure there’s no drama (we’re sure there still will be some) like we said, we’re choosing three winners from each thread (nine total winners). We hope this somewhat subdues the fighting and bickering.
6.) The nine winners will get their swag, and we’ll assign a number to each of the members that have won. From there, we’ll head over to random.org and let them pull the number out of their digital hat, and whoever has the number will get a seriously awesome new toy—an Axial SCX-10 RTR Remote Control Rock Crawler.
7.) To ensure we have plenty of time to read all of the wonderful stories and images that everyone is sure to contribute, we'll announce the winner on WEDNESDAY, MAY 29th.
Overland Expo officially starts on Friday, but feel free to start posting as soon as your boots are on the ground in Mormon Lake—just make sure it's in before midnight on May 26th.