OSS ALPKIT COMPETITION

Tell us a story, and win £500 of Alpkit kit to take on your adventure

CALLING FINAL ENTRIES! COMPETITION CLOSES MONDAY APRIL 23RD. THREE BUNDLES OF £500 KIT TO WIN

Is there a swim you want to do, an adventure you want to take? Pitch the idea to us, and the three winning entries will win £500 bundle of Alpkit kit to take on their travels. Multi-sport trips – which also involve camping, bivvies, biking, climbing, running, hiking, paddling – welcome

Fancy going to a nice place, doing a good thing, anywhere in the world – and coming home and telling us all about it?

We are looking for stories: stories of how swimmers swam from one place to another, or biked, camped, hiked, climbed their way to a swim. A story about people or places, about the past or present, about adventures that involve getting wet. Stories that take place anywhere in the world.

  • Competition entrants pitch their ideas by Monday 23rd April.
  • If you story is chosen, you will win a £500 bundle of Alpkit kit to use on their adventure. Winners are free to choose what they receive based on what is available at the time, including wetsuits & other kit to use on your adventure, bags, climbing gear, running gear, tents, clothes. 
  • The winning entries will run on the OSS website in June, July & August.
  • If chosen, your story will also be printed in the ALPKIT magazine OUTPOST.
  • Contrary to normal competition rules, OSS friends and family can apply!

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Well written, interesting stories, that inspire others to go swimming, and make a good read – so you need to be able to write and take photographs (or take along someone who can)
  • Multi-sport stories are welcome – swim run, swim climb, bike-swim, swim bivvy…. 
  • New angles – what is it about your adventure that people will want to hear about?
  • To enter the competition you need to tell us your plan – you don’t need to have done the adventure yet. But if chosen, you will need to take your adventure, and file words and pictures about it by the date agreed with the commissioning editor (no later than mid August).

HOW TO ENTER

Fill in the entry form below.

IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS SUBMITTING PHOTOS A LINK TO INSTAGRAM OR EMAIL TO HELLO@OUTDOORSWIMMINGSOCIETY.COM IS FINE! (Just one email though please!). We look forward to hearing your stories.






If you are having trouble uploading an image, please email hello@outdoorswimmingsociety.com directly.



If you would write this story for us as a runner up, please check this box. (This will not prejudice your chances of winning! It's just so we know if we can contact runners up).

If you are having trouble submitting your entry, please email hello@outdoorswimmingsociety.com directly.

IF YOU WIN/ TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • The competition winners will have their stories featured on the OSS website, and they may also be circulated across our community on the OSS Facebook page, in the OSS newsletter, on OSS instagram (@theoutdoorswimmingsociety) and Twitter (OSS_team).
  • Winners will be required to file their story (you will work with a commissioning editor on the brief) by an agreed deadline. This will be around 1000 words, and 3-10 good quality images (stylistically and clarity). The images are required in 1700 x 934 (landscape), if you have square cuts for instagram please send those too. Picture files must be named with the story title and picture credit (eg Dart Tom Bloggs). 
  • Locations in the story must be plotted on wildswim.com, with descriptions and pictures (if the location already exists, perhaps add your words and pictures to it), and the URL provided within the story.
  • You are asked to share your images with us and ALPKIT on instagram if you use it – #theoutdoorswimmingsociety #alpkit. Additional possible # to us: #goniceplacesdogoodthings #sharetheswimlove #setswimmersfree
  • All data collected will comply with current GDPR laws and that information may be shared with Alpkit.