Ugly Stik® to Host Fishing Photo Contest

COLUMBIA, S.C. - There is no doubt anglers are proud of their fishing exploits and the game they pursue. Ugly Stik® is offering anglers a chance to win some great new gear while showing off their fishing and creative skills. The contest is set to begin on March 4th at 12:00 AM CST and ends on July 20th at 11:59 PM CST.

This isn't your average, run-of-the-mill photo contest though. Participants will have a chance to win any of the five separate, monthly challenges set by #theUglyStikTour Alaskan Adventure Photo Contest, but the top prize will send two anglers and their guest on a fishing trip to Sitka, Alaska to be filmed for a #theUglyTour webisode.

"This is the ultimate dream trip for any angler," said Josh Silva, Brand Marketing Manager - Shakespeare®. "We are giving away some great Ugly Stik GX2 gear, but we also know that everyone is shooting for the trip to Sitka, Alaska. Participants are encouraged to submit their photos and get everyone they know to vote on their image. The photo with the most votes at the end of each month will be a finalist and have an opportunity to hit the waters of Sitka, Alaska for the fishing trip-of-a-lifetime."

To register photos, participants can log onto and and complete the online entry form. Voters are encouraged to visit the same links to check out all the unique entries. Each challenge requires a photo upload, and the winners will be the photos that receive the most votes at the end of each month.

Photos submitted do not have to be taken over the past year. Participants can select from any trips they have taken throughout their angling career.

Monthly Challenge Themes:
Challenge 1: Favorite Tackle; March 4- March 30, 2014
Challenge 2: Favorite Fishing Location; April 1- April 27
Challenge 3: Ugliest Catch; April 29- May 25
Challenge 4: Biggest Catch: May 27- June 22
Challenge 5: Lady Anglers; June 24- July 20

"This isn't just a photo contest to see who loves fishing the most," said Silva. "This is a contest to show how diverse our Ugly Stik fans are. We have five challenges that provide our fans a new chance every month to win. Of course, the biggest challenge may be our grand prize winners picking who to take with them to Alaska."

Grand Prize
Two (2) Winners will receive an all expenses paid fishing trip for two to Sitka, Alaska and be filmed for an upcoming webisode of #theUglyTour.

For more contest information visit:

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