Give Kids A Chance To Get Outdoors

Tubbs Snowshoes is excited to announce our call for applications for the Get Outdoors Program, a contest for schools and non-profits to benefit children and teens. Tubbs Snowshoes will award two winning groups with snowshoes and our Winter Fit™ for Kids Programming, to help children and teens adventure into the wintertime. With snowshoes and a lesson plan, all that’s needed is warm layers and hot cocoa to get all ages outdoors and exploring winter’s wonderland.

Snowshoeing is a great winter activity for children and teens to get outside and adventure during a season when outdoor activities become limited. It’s also affordable since no lessons are needed – anyone who can walk, can snowshoe. Tubbs is excited to get more youngsters on snow with the needed tools and resources.

Winners from schools or non-profits will receive snowshoes for their class or group (kids aged 3-15 years old), snowshoes for the adult leaders, and our Winter Fit for Kids Programming. Throughout the year the winners will be promoted in Tubbs marketing materials. Keep reading to see how to enter, what we are looking for, and the rules and regulations.

Essay Submission Topic:

What sets your classroom apart from other programs and why would your group be the best recipient? What would you do to distinguish yourself and your program once you had the snowshoes? What would it mean to your community and the kids that you work with? We want to hear all ideas – from the most wacky to sincere!

We would also like you to answer the following questions (not included in word count):
Your name, position, school or program name, school or program website, address, age of students or kids, and where you heard about the contest.

How we’ll judge your entry:

A panel of Tubbs Snowshoe employees, including product engineers, graphic artists and marketers, will judge all entries. The entries will be based on the following criteria: originality (25 percent), creativity (25 percent), use of language (25 percent), and appropriateness to prompted question outlined (25 percent).


Email us your essay on the above topic in 500 words or less. Photos are not necessary but will also be accepted. We want to know why we should pick your group, get a feel for your writing style, the things that your group likes, and what makes you all happy. Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries and entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification. Decisions of judges are final and binding. Winner will be notified by telephone and/or email after October 9th. Names will be released online as well. The winners will be notified by Tubbs Snowshoes and will create a formal agreement with the Tubbs Marketing Coordinator.

No purchase necessary to enter, contest only for those in the United States, and no employee of Tubbs Snowshoes will be considered. All entries become the property of Tubbs Snowshoes when submitted and will not be returned to the entrant. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by October 8th.  Full explanation of contest rules can be found: Void where prohibited by law.

Eligible Applicants:

Contest only applicable to public or private schools and outdoor outreach non-profit, youth-related organizations such as Boy Scouts and Special Olympics. Each organization must be able to submit a Tax Id number to identify their status.We are looking for elementary to middle school aged kids.

Sent your submissions to: with the title “Get Outdoors Contest”. You will receive an email receipt of your submission. Or send by mail to:

Tubbs Snowshoes
Attn: Get Outdoors Contest
4201 6th Ave South
Seattle, WA 98108
Entry must be received by October 9th.

What will the recipients of the Outdoor School Contest be asked to do?

In exchange for snowshoes and programming, Tubbs will ask for a monthly submission or “trip report” throughout the winter to share with our Tubbs community. We want to see where you went on your snowshoes, the games that were played, and the smiles that were shared. We are hoping other programs will be inspired by the fun you are having, while also learning some tricks to getting people of all ages on snow. You will work with Tubbs Marketing Coordinator to deliver this content.

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