G&G #KeepEmWet Photo Contest  v.2018

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Photo by Louis Cahill

Photo by Louis Cahill

By Justin Pickett

It’s time for another “Keep ‘Em Wet” photo contest!

Last year’s contest was a great success with hundreds of entries. We had some amazing submissions from our readers, and we are looking forward to seeing what you’ve been up to this year! Working in conjunction with KeepEmWet.org, we look forward to continuing to spread the message to keep fish in water.

Not just a phrase, #keepemwet has become a practice that many of us have chosen to uphold with hopes that leading by example will convince others to keep fish in the water, whether they are snapping photos or not. Fish need water to survive, and we can all do a better job of doing our part to protect the fish that we pursue, whether it be trout, steelhead, bonefish, musky, or tarpon.

We want to see your best, most creative “Keep ‘Em Wet” photos! Get out on the water and submit two of your favorite photos for the challenge before midnight on May 15th. Louis and I will be judging on the content and creativity of the photos, and we will announce a winner on May 18th! We can all benefit from keeping fish wet, but here’s how you will benefit even more by keeping your catches in H2O!

So what’s up for grabs?! 

2J6B07VFdrag1st Place: Orvis Mirage Reel

“Own the Fight with the most advanced drag system ever designed. Adjustment from zero to dead stop in a single drag-knob rotation. The Orvis Mirage renders any previous perception of “smooth drag” to obsolescence. Completely sealed and maintenance free. American made.” – Orvis

2nd Place: Fishpond Gunnison Guide Pack, River Rat 2.0, and “Don’t Tread On Me” Trucker Hat.

“Able to carry all the flies that you could possibly need in a day’s fishing, the Gunnison is designed to organize and comfortably carry all of the essentials. Constructed from “Cyclepond” recycled nylon with an integrated net holder, places for all your largest fly boxes, water bottles, tools, and more.” – Fishpond


3rd Place: Plan D Boat Box with Custom Art by Michael Williams 

FullSizeRender-3Mike has become known for his epic, color sketches of trout, as well as many other species of fish, on several media, such as Cliff and Plan D fly boxes, as well as trucker hats. If you’re interested in Michael’s work, check him out on Instagram (@greenbusdesigns_mikewilliams), or on his website (greenbusdesigns.com)!

Go get out on the water and put some fish in the net over the next two weeks, and good luck to those of you who submit your photos!

For more information about Keep ‘Em Wet, please visit www.KeepEmWet.org



• The contest is open to everyone except Louis, Murphy, and myself

• Limit two submissions per person; that’s two photos, so a split photo with two images counts as two

• The fish in the photo MUST BE IN THE WATER! (Not on the bank). No grip and grin shots. Sorry, not sorry.

• All submissions must be made by email to Justin@GinkandGasoline.com

• Photos should be jpeg format and 1000 pixels at their longest dimension

• Please use the subject line, “Keep ‘Em Wet” for your email

• File names should be your full name plus a # 01-02. So my file names, for example, would be justinpickett_01.jpg, justinpickett_02.jpg.

• All submissions must be in by midnight EST on May 15, 2018

• Winners will be announced on G&G May 18, 2018

• The owners of the winning photographs will be contacted by G&G so we can get your shipping info

• Photographers retain all rights to their work! We only ask that we be able to use the photos on G&G, within the context of the contest and with proper credit to the photographer.

Justin Pickett
Gink & Gasoline
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