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The 2014 Hunting Photos Contest has ended. View the winners here!

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Photo Eligibility

To enter, you must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (green card). Base Camp Leasing (BCL) employees, owners, or agents, and their immediate family members are not eligible to win prizes. Immediate family includes only spouses, parents and children. All photos must have been taken on, or in conjunction with, a BCL lease property (for example, a picture of you and your harvested deer at home would qualify, so long as the deer was harvested on a BCL property lease).

Entries must be digital images in the JPEG (.jpg or .jpeg) format. Please read the specific guidelines for submitting digital images.


You must be the sole owner of the copyright of any image submitted. Your submission of the photo and entry form is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the photo.

Number of Entries

An individual may submit any number of photos per contest.

Photo Subject Restrictions

Photos must be appropriate for posting on a public hunting website. Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will not be considered. BCL retains sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content.

Return of Photos

Photo image files will not be returned, and are subject to deletion from our servers. Please retain a copy of any photo files submitted for your own personal use.

Ownership/Use Rights

Photographers retain the copyright to their photographs. By entering the contest, photographers agree to have their submitted photograph displayed on the BaseCampLeasing.com website without any fee or other form of compensation, and agree that Base Camp Leasing may display both winning and non-winning photos at its discretion, and may make and retain copies of the photograph for archival purposes. Posted photos will be subject to the BaseCampLeasing website photo use policy (see below). Photos will be credited to the photographer named in the entry form. Entries (including non-winning entries) may be selected for display or use in other Base Camp Leasing or affiliate web pages, such as Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. In the event that ownership of any photograph submitted to Base Camp Leasing is contested in any manner, Base Camp Leasing retains the discretion to disqualify that photograph and discontinue use of the photograph.

How to Enter/Submitting Digital Images

Digital photos must be submitted using the online entry form. Images must be submitted in JPEG (.jpeg or .jpg) format. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed contest entry form. Entries/uploads must be received by Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST as recorded by our server.


Entries will be judged solely at the discretion of Base Camp Leasing and all contest decisions are final. Entries that fail to comply with the Official Contest Rules will be disqualified. The judges will review all submitted photos and will rate the photos according to production values, content, originality, creative thinking, and usage of Base Camp Leasing. Judging will be fair and all approved photos will be considered. Base Camp Leasing Pro Staffers will select 10 finalists from the photos submitted. The finalist photos will compete and the three highest number of vote getters will determine the winners.


Three winners will be selected by voting from among all eligible entries and 10 finalists on or about March 1, 2015. The odds of being selected depends upon total number of entries received. The three highest vote getters will each receive a $150 gift card to Cabela's.

The winners will be notified no more than 3 weeks after the contest deadline by the contact information in their BCL user account. Along with a winner notification, winners will be sent an affidavit of eligibility and release. Winners must execute, without making changes, and return this release for receipt by Base Camp Leasing within 7 days of the date on the winner notification letter. Failure to execute and return this affidavit within 7 days will result in disqualification.

Image Modifications:

Minor digital enhancement is permitted, but images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will be disqualified.

Not Permitted:

  • No borders or frames may be added to images.
  • No watermarks, signatures, or copyright notices may be added to images. All winning images will be displayed with the photographer's name.
  • Adding or replacing elements in an image is not permitted.
  • Artistic filters are not permitted.

Permitted Modifications:

  • Cropping and rotating images as necessary as long as the rectangular format is maintained.
  • Resizing images as long as the aspect ratio is maintained.
  • Red-eye removal and spot editing.
  • One-step enhancement (such as "AutoFix", "QuickFix", "Auto Levels", etc.)
  • Use of filters to sharpen, soften, blur, despeckle, or remove noise.
  • Use of corrective functions to improve the natural appearance of the image, such as levels, contrast, brightness, curves, intensity, tone, hue, saturation, lightness, value, color balance, and tint.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Base Camp Leasing is not responsible for computer system, hardware, software, or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, or delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Furthermore, BCL is not responsible for: (i) lost, misdirected, misplaced, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, or late entries or (ii) any act, failure to act, or delay regarding the transmitting or processing of entries. BCL reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend all or any portion of this contest without notice if factors beyond BCL's control, including technical difficulties, disrupt or corrupt the fair or secure administration or operation of the contest. Void where prohibited. BCL is entitled to interpret these rules as needed and its decisions are final. BCL reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that BCL has reason to believe is not the original work of entrant, or does not otherwise meet the contest rules. If a winner is disqualified or determined to be ineligible, an alternate winner will be selected using the same judging process/criteria described above. Alternate winners are subject to all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.

By participating in the contest, you agree to release and hold harmless BCL and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in this contest, including infringement of intellectual property rights. BCL and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies assume no responsibility or liability for any damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind arising in whole or in part from this contest.

BCL Photo Use Policy

Photos displayed on the BaseCampLeasing.com website are copyrighted by the photographer.

Permission to use the photographs by any third parties is not granted. Copyright to all photos are retained by the photographer and Base Camp Leasing in accordance with the contest rules.

Photos may not be sold or used in any way for profit or commercial purposes by any third party, including use in commercial or professional websites or printed materials. Photos may not be used to suggest endorsement by Base Camp Leasing or the photographer for any product or service.

BCL will not contact the photographer on the behalf of a third party. BCL reserves the right to ignore and deny all such requests at its discretion.