Public Observation Competition

Help others stay safe this season and be in to WIN!

This winter we are encouraging participants to submit their Avalanche and Snowpack Observations to WIN prizes. Capturing the information around this season's snowpack is an important part of shaping the backcountry Avalanche Advisory forecasts and helping people stay safe in the alpine environment. So, next time you are in the backcountry - be safe, submit your observations and enter our competition! It's a Win Win! 

How does it work?

By submitting your observations through the NZAA website you can enter three different categories outlined below:

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Category 1  Submit an Observation  

Simply upload data and photo of either current snowpack conditions or an avalanche with your contact details and you are automatically in the draw to win. We will contact winners directly and share monthly winners on our Facebook PageDetails include:

  • Nationwide
  • All observations submitted equal one entry into the prize draw, multiple submissions are allowed provided they are different observations
  • Running through June, July, August, September and October 2019
  • One prize per month equivalent to $200 awarded as a VISA Prezzy Card
  • Must Comply with Photo Competition Specs

 

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Category 2 –  Photo of the Month

If you have entered Category 1,  you are automatically in the draw to win this one too! We will be choosing the top photo of avalanche debris from people's Public Observations each month. We will contact winners directly and share monthly winners on our Facebook Page. By submitting your photo you are allowing MSC to use this for any promotional purpose. Details include:

 

Category 3 – Specific Spots

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Simply upload data and photo of either current snowpack conditions or an avalanche with your contact details for one of the 5 specific regions and you are automatically in the draw to win. We will contact winners directly and share monthly winners on our Facebook Page at the end of the season. Details include:

  • Eligible regions: Taranaki, Nelson Lakes, Arthur’s Pass, Ohau and Two Thumbs
  • All observations submitted equal one entry into the prize draw, multiple submissions are allowed provided they are different observations   
  • Observations must include the complete data and a photo, plus contact details
  • Running through June, July, August, September and October 2019
  • One prize per region (five prizes in total) equivalent to $250 awarded as a VISA Prezzy Card 
  • Must Comply with Photo Competition Specs

 

Important Information

This competition is designed to encourage sharing of information to help others stay safe in alpine areas of NZ and the MSC Forecasters will use these observations as a valuable information source. Please check the NZAA forecast, apply your training, take safety equipment with you and make smart decisions. Do not take risks in order to get an observation - we want you all to #MakeItHomeNZ.

Photo and entry requirements
  • Data + Photo from this season only (please date your photo)
  • Safety is priority as above, do not put yourself or others at risk to obtain an observation
  • You must provide your contact details in your entry so we can contact you
  • We will be sharing the winning photos on our Facebook Page over the season. 
  • If you have any issues on submitting an observation, please get in touch with us

How to Upload an Observation

Find out how to understand NZAA Forecasts >>
Walkthrough of uploading a Forecast >>

Help us spread the word!

You can download a set of banners and help us encourage backcountry participants to join in! 

Want to share in more ways? Contact: design@mountainsafety.org.nz

More information

Please get in touch with us.