Experience the Wild, Filson Adventure Contest
Experience the Wild, Filson Adventure Contest

Experience the Wild

Just tell Filson where you want to go, what you want to do, and we’ll make it happen. This is your chance to discover unknown territory, meet new people and learn new skills. For each of the 4 wilderness adventures below, Filson will cover all travel, accommodation, activity costs, and outfit you with all the necessary gear.

One winner, plus a guest, will receive three days and two nights in the location of their choice, and Filson item(s) of their choosing up to $1000 value.

Three second place winners receive Filson item(s) of their choosing up to $500 value.

How to Enter

  1. Select one of the four Filson adventures below.
  2. Complete the form at the bottom of the page by entering your First and Last Name, and Email Address.
  3. Check the box to confirm that you are 18 years or older.
  4. Click "Submit" to enter the contest.

Winners will be contacted on or before November 29, 2016. Adventures will take place in 2017.

Kodiak, Alaska

Float Plane & Bear Watching Adventure

Experience the rugged airways of Alaska by float plane. See the Kodiak brown bears on a bear watching expedition and explore the edges of Kodiak Island's pristine wetlands.

Boise, Idaho

Fishing & Overlanding Expedition

Discover the untouched wilderness of Idaho. Overland the rugged terrain and cast your line along the rushing Idaho waters.

Jackson, Wyoming

Horse Riding & Pack Trip

Experience the Great Plains and sprawling hills of Wyoming on horseback. Cook dinner over a campfire and count every star in the sky.

San Juan Island, Washington

Camping & Whale Watching

Sightsee along the pristine waters of the Pacific Northwest’s secluded San Juan Islands while camped among the native madrone trees.

Experience the Wild

The winner of the Experience the Wild contest is Jim Hubert. Thank you to everyone who entered.


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Winners will be contacted on or before November 29, 2016. Adventures will take place in 2017.

Filson "2016 Experience The Wild" Contest Official Rules

Thank you for choosing to Experience the Wild the Filson way. The contest runs from November 1st to the 20th at 11:59pm PST. First and second place winners will be announced on or before November 29th, 2016.

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DESCRIPTION: Filson’s 2016 “Experience the Wild” Contest (the “Contest”) begins on November 1, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on November 20, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. PT (the “Contest Period”). Entry in the Contest does not constitute entry into any other promotion or contest.

COMPLIANCE WITH OFFICIAL RULES: By participating in the Contest, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules. C.C. Filson Co., 1741 1st Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98134 (“Filson”) shall be the arbiter (in its sole and absolute discretion) of any such compliance or non-compliance with these Official Rules and any decision made by Filson shall be final and binding in all respects.

ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. This Contest DOES NOT APPLY to employees of Filson and/or its respective parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee.

LAWFUL CONTEST; VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW: The Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Contest is void where prohibited by law.

HOW TO ENTER: Go to www.filson.com/experiencethewild and enter your name, email address, and other requested information (including your choice of Prize should you win). By entering this contest you are consenting to opt-in to receive Filson Newsletter communication.

LIMIT: No individual can enter the Contest more than once. There will be one (1) Prizewinner and three (3) runner-ups; with the winner to receive the Prize (as defined below) and each runner-up to receive a Runner-Up Award (as defined below).

PRIZE WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about November 29, 2016, a winner will be selected by random drawing. The winner will be notified by e-mail, using contact information provided or collected at the time of entry. Entrants must have a valid e-mail address and it is entrant’s responsibility to update Filson of any change in e-mail address. Winner is required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release (the “Affidavit”), within seven (7) days of notice of selection in order to claim the Prize (defined below). Winner must respond via email within seventy-two (72) hours or an alternate winner may be selected. The Affidavit will, among other things, seek approval for Filson to perform a confidential background check. If the winner cannot be contacted, fails to execute and return the Affidavit or provide any other requested information within the required time period, fails to pass the background investigation (as determined by Filson in its sole discretion), or does not comply with these Official Rules, such winner shall be deemed to have forfeited the Prize or such winner shall be subject to disqualification at the sole and absolute discretion of Filson. Filson, in its sole discretion, will attempt to contact up to three (3) potential winners for the Prize in accordance with the above procedure, after which the Prize in question may go unawarded if it remains unclaimed. If any winner is found to be ineligible, or if the selected winner has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.

GRAND PRIZE: The winner shall receive ONE of the following trips for entrant and a companion (the “Prize”):

  1. A.   San Juan Islands, Washington – winner will go a whale watching kayak trip.
  2. B.   Kodiak, Alaska – winner will take a float plane to Kodiak Island to view brown bears.
  3. C.   Jackson, Wyoming – winner will go on a pack trip on horseback.
  4. D.   Boise, Idaho – winner will take an overland trip that includes fly fishing.

Each of the foregoing Prizes shall include: (i) round-trip economy class air between a major U.S. airport nearest winner’s residence the final destination (airports and connections determined by Filson in its sole discretion); (ii) a $50/travel day stipend for both the winner and winner’s chosen companion to cover ground transportation, parking, luggage fees or any other cost associated with getting to and from the airport; (iii) hotel accommodations (one room, double occupancy, room rate and tax only) for flight layovers if necessary; (iv) two (2) nights resort accommodations (one room, double occupancy, room rate and tax only) at a hotel selected by Filson; (v) meals while at the destination (up to a maximum of $200/day); and (vi) $1,000 of Filson apparel to be chosen by winner (full retail value). Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the entire Prize is $5,000. No cash alternative or prize substitutions will be allowed, however, Filson reserves the right to substitute Prize(s) of comparable value if a Prize listed is unavailable for any reason. Winner will not and shall not be entitled to receive difference between actual retail value and ARV, if any, in cash or in kind.

RUNNER-UP AWARDS: Each of the three (3) runner-ups, which shall be the three (3) entrants (once again, randomly picked) immediately following the pick of the winner, shall receive a $500 Filson gift card.

ADDITIONAL COSTS/PAYMENT OF FEDERAL/STATE/LOCAL TAXES: All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with any element of any prize not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the respective Prize winner and runner-up award recipient, including without limitation meals not described above, incidentals, tips, telephone calls, or any other personal expenses incurred during the trip. All federal, state and local taxes on prizes are the Prize Winner’s responsibility. Prize Winner will be issued a 1099 tax form for the actual value of the prize.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS/RULES: Travel must be round trip. Filson will determine airline, flight itinerary and hotel and accommodations in its sole discretion. If in the judgment of Filson, air travel is not required due to the winner's proximity to destination, ground transportation will be substituted for roundtrip air travel at Filson's sole and absolute discretion. If in the judgment of Filson, overnight layovers are not required due to winner's proximity to the chosen destination, any or all of the hotel accommodations will not be provided. No amounts will be awarded to the winner for the difference in value of the car transport versus the flight or the hotel accommodation, if applicable. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. Travel and accommodations are subject to availability. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and those set forth by the applicable airline carrier. Prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at Filson’s sole discretion. All travel must occur between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017, and must be arranged with Filson a minimum of thirty (30) days in advance, and is subject to Filson’s approval. If winner is unable to fulfill the Prize during this time period, said winner shall be deemed to have forfeited the Prize in its entirety and an alternate winner may be selected. All travel dates will be determined by Filson, and once made may not be altered except by Filson. Some restrictions may apply. Winner and travel companion are responsible for obtaining travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) at their option and hereby acknowledge that Filson has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance (including any coverage for the activities comprising the chosen Prize. Winner and travel companion must travel the same itinerary and on the dates and/or times specified by Filson or prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Once the travel companion is selected, he/she may not be substituted, except at Filson’s sole discretion. Travel companion of winner must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older unless accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian, and must sign and deliver an Affidavit to Filson at 1741 1st Ave. S., Seattle WA 98134, Attn: Filson Marketing on or before 5:00 p.m. PST February 1, 2016. The Affidavit will, among other things, seek approval for Filson to perform a confidential background check. If a travel companion fails to execute and return the Affidavit or provide any other requested information within the required time period or fails to pass the background investigation (as determined by Filson in its sole discretion), winner may forfeit the right to the travel companion.

GENERAL RULES: Filson reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor impairs the integrity of the Contest, as determined by Filson in its sole discretion. Filson reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Submission process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other disruptive manner and void all associated Submissions. The specifics of all aforementioned elements of the Prize and the runner-up awards in the Contest shall be solely determined by Filson.

NON-INFRINGEMENT/GRANT OF RIGHTS: By participating in the Contest, to the extent that Contest requires a submission of any content (including art, writings, any creative endeavor, research, third party information or content, or the like), entrant certifies that his/her entry is original, has not been previously published or won any award, and does not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of third parties, including copyrights, trademarks or the rights or privacy or publicity. Acceptance of the Prize or a runner-up award constitutes winner’s or runner-up award recipient’s permission for Filson and its designees to use such person’s (along with any travel companion’s) name, photograph, submission, likeness, biographical information, statements and address (city and state) for advertising, promotional and/or other publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known, including the Internet, or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law. Without limiting the generality of these Official Rules, winner and runner-up award recipients shall irrevocably grant, transfer, convey and assign to Filson the entirety of the rights in and to the submission and all renewals and extensions of copyright, and the right to secure copyright registrations thereto in perpetuity including, without limitation, the rights to use the submission for any and all purposes in any and all media whether now known or hereafter developed, on a worldwide basis, in perpetuity. Winner and runner-up award recipients accept and acknowledge that Filson shall have no obligation to use such person’s submission, if any, and that it may refrain from using the submission in its sole discretion. Filson shall not incur any liability whatsoever from its election to not use the submission.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Filson and its affiliates, subsidiaries, parent, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, members, employees and agents, and any and all Internet servers and access provider(s) shall not be responsible for: (i) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human error; technical malfunctions; failures, omission, interruption, deletion, or defect of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, server providers, or software, including any injury or damage to your or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest; inability to access the Filson website; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; (ii) transactions that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site; (iii) printing or human or other errors; and (iv) any entries which are late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, or any combination thereof. Online submission is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. All entries become the property of Filson and will not be returned. By entering, you agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Filson and its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, their respective representatives and agents, advertising and promotion agencies, promotion partners and prize suppliers, and all of their respective affiliated companies, employees, officers, directors, members and shareholders, from and against all claims and damages or liability arising in connection with your participation and/or entry in the Contest and/or winner’s receipt or use of any Prize awarded in this Contest or due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of, or participation in, any Prize or participation in any Contest or Prize related activity or participation in this Contest. Filson makes no warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any Prize, including, without limitation, to such Prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.

SEVERABILITY: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the remaining provisions of these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

DISPUTE/CHOICE OF LAW: All disputes, claims and causes of action (each a “Claim”) arising out of or relating to the Contest, the meaning or interpretation of the Official Rules or any Prize shall be resolved by applying the laws of the State of Washington, without regard to conflict of laws provisions therein and shall be solely and exclusively brought in United States District Court for the Western District of Washington or the appropriate state court in King County, Washington State. All Claims shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event include attorneys’ fees, and under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, special and consequential damages.

WINNER’S LIST: For winner’s name, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: C.C. Filson Co. “Filson 2016 Experience the Wild Contest”, Attn: Filson Marketing, 1741 1st Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98134.