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BTT Keep 'Em Wet Photo Contest info

BTT’s KEEP ‘EM WET®  contest runs through December 15, 2016! The contest is sponsored by Orvis in partnership with Keep ‘Em Wet Fishing, YETI Coolers, ARC Fishing, Montauk Tackle and Fishpond.

In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of proper fish handling for catch and release fisheries, we want your best bonefish, tarpon and permit #keepemwet photos! The more creative, the better. Our favorite shots will be featured in the March issue of the BTT journal, with the winner earning a possible journal cover, along with lots of other great prizes. If the photos feature fish, they must be bonefish, tarpon, or permit and the fish must be completely or partially in the water. Photos that depict bonefish, tarpon and permit habitat will also be considered. KEEPEMWET® is a Registered Trademark of Keepemwet Fishing™.

The Prizes 

First Prize 

-BRAND NEW 8-wt Orvis Helios 2 Covert rod and top secret new reel, delivered to you before they hit the market in May of next year! The Covert rod is designed for stealth, with a semi-gloss matte black finish that prevents the rod from catching the sun and lets you sneak up on fish. 

-YETI Hopper 30 – This Hopper can hold 24 cans, is leakproof, portable and can hold ice for days. Every sportsman should have one!

-BTT pack – tech shirt and hat of your choice.

-Photo feature – your photo featured in the March 2017 issue of the BTT journal, with a possible shot at the journal cover!

Second prize

-BTT-logo Fishpond Dakota carry-on rod and reel case- the perfect case for the traveling angler to safely transport rods and reels. 

-Two ARC Bonefish/Redfish Tropical Fly Lines in 8 and 9-weights.

-BTT pack – tech-shirt and hat of your choice and BTT-logo soft-sided cooler.

-Photo feature – your photo featured in the March 2017 issue of the BTT journal.

Third prize

– $250 Montauk Tackle gift certificate.

-BTT pack – tech shirt and hat of your choice and BTT-logo soft-sided cooler.

-Photo feature – your photo featured in the March 2017 issue of the BTT journal.


Six additional photos will be selected for features in the March 2017 BTT journal. If your photo is selected, you will receive a BTT tech shirt and BTT hat of your choice.


To submit: Please submit all contest photos before December 15, 2016 to info@bonefishtarpontrust.org, with the subject line “BTT photo contest”. Photos submitted should be no larger than 15 MB in JPEG format. Please provide your full name, address, and phone number with the entry, as well as a short description of the image(s). Each person may submit up to three photos for the contest. If you are selected for a photo feature, we will follow up for the highest quality photo you can provide.

The Fine Print:

Eligibility: The contest is open to legal residents of the United States who must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Board Members, employees, interns, or partners of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) or members of the household are not eligible to enter.

Entry Period: The Photo Contest begins at 12:00pm EST on September 21, 2016 and ends at 11:59pm EST on December 15, 2016 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. 

Judging: Photos will be judged on originality, artistic and technical excellence, composition, impact and subject matter relevant to the contest. Judging will be conducted by a panel of the BTT journal editorial staff. All decisions are final.