Do you love contests? Writing? The Ocean!? From May 3rd to June 5th, the Living Oceans Society is running “The Way I Sea It”, a blogging contest where contestants will share an experience that inspired them to make a difference. Submissions will be in 300 words or less, then its up to you to try to get as many people as possible to vote for your entry. So heard the masses of Facebook, score as many RT’s from your followers on Twitter, recruit Mom, Pa, Grandma, your kid brother. Tell everyone, and get them to vote! The final contestants will be weeded out to the final five, who’s submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges. Then, on June 8, otherwise known as World Ocean Day, a winner will be announced.
The winner of “The Way I Sea It” will be awarded a six-day adventure cruise by sail with Maple Leaf Adventures, along British Columbia’s coast, and will have the opportunity to use their writing skills to jot a few guest posts for Water Blogged, the Living Oceans Society’s blog. This awesome sailing trip will take place on a 95-ton schooner Maple Leaf, which features personal guides, whale watching, sailing, a gourmet chef, and hiking in the 200+ rainforest islands of B.C.’s Broughton Achripelago. The trip is the “Whale and Totems Tour of the Great Bear Rainforest” from August 28th, to September 3rd, 2011. Talk about the perfect way to end your summer!
For those who don’t know, The Living Oceans Society has been helping in the effort to protect Pacific Canada’s coast since 1998. Located in the small fishing village of Sointula, British Columbia, they have made a name for themselves as a leader in BC Conservation. The Living Oceans Society’s main goal is to help reduce harmful human impacts on the ocean.
As a fellow Canadian, its my civic obligation to tell people travelling through Canada to be aware of their personal impact on the environment, and that includes the ocean. Fortunately, Eco-tourism has seen a rise in popularity, and part of the reasons is due to the help of organizations such as these.
Enter Now! Get your entry in now, and start canvasing through friends, families and strangers and get yourself into the final 5, and find out why BC is so famous for its beautiful coastline! Best of luck!