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View Poll Results: International Poll - Trip Report/Video Challenge First 3 Quarters 2013 - Vote Now!
International Finalist #1 - Video: New Bahamas video 6 75.00%
International Finalist #2 - Trip Report: Grouper Kebab! 2 25.00%
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:26 PM   #1
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GO SLOW - READ EACH TRIP REPORT AND/OR WATCH EACH VIDEO LINKED BELOW - CHOOSE CAREFULLY

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The Trip Report Challenge First 3 Quarters 2013 International nomination process finalists are below. I congratulate these finalists and have started the above poll for you to vote for "the best" in accordance with the following rules:

The three geographic regions are USA East Coast (includes Gulf), USA West Coast, and International. There will also be a prize for best video in each time period. The video may or may not be part of a trip report and thus a compilation video may qualify. Spearfishing has to be the primary subject of the video.

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OFFICIAL RULES FOR THE SPEARBOARD BEST TRIP REPORT AND/OR VIDEO CHALLENGE

Note the following member qualifications to vote from the official rules:

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D. Voting is up to the voters; no one can force or rally a vote, please visit all nominated trip reports and/or videos and vote for the best in your opinion. Please vote based on quality of the report and/or video and not popularity of people, fish or areas that you are most familiar with personally.
You MUST have 50 posts to vote

and you can vote in all three regional polls in the two time periods per this rule:

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all members with more than 50 posts are then able to vote one time for their favorite trip reports among the final nominations.
Be sure to vote in the other two regional polls for the two time periods linked here:

Poll - USA East Coast - First 3 Quarters 2013 ---> http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=170314

Poll - USA West Coast - First 3 Quarters 2013 ---> http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=170315

Poll - USA East Coast - Last Quarter 2013 ---> http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=170320

Poll - USA West Coast - Last Quarter 2013 ---> http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=170321

Poll - International - Last Quarter 2013 ---> http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=170322

Please vote once in all six polls. They will close on 2-21-14.


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INTERNATIONAL FINALISTS FIRST 3 QUARTERS 2013

INTERNATIONAL FINALIST #1

Original Poster: Ctglax83
Trip Report and/or Video Thread Title: New Bahamas video
URL: http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=164490
Geographic Region: USA East Coast (includes Gulf)
Date of Trip report and/or video thread origination: 08-03-2013, 03:44 PM
Description: A trip with a video to West End, Bahamas on Cole's boat
Reason for Nomination: Great trip and great diving with friends and family in West End, Bahamas last summer

INTERNATIONAL FINALIST #2

Original Poster: Polespearo
Trip Report and/or Video Thread Title: Grouper Kebab!
URL: http://spearboard.com/showthread.php...ighlight=kebab
Geographic Region:International.
Date of Trip report and/or video thread origination: - 09-18-2013
Description: The Epic story of how y got my pole speared Grouper!
Reason for Nomination: I am only sharing my luck on receiving the gift of an experience that we all dream of, so the least i could have done was to share it.

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Re: International Poll - Trip Report/Video Challenge First 3 Quarters 2013 - Vote Now

Please do not post in this thread to help assure compliance with this rule:

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Re: International Poll - Trip Report/Video Challenge First 3 Quarters 2013 - Vote Now

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There will be a pool of prizes for the trip reports in three regions and the video winner. If the prizes are usable in all geographic regions, the four winners will try to agree which prize they want. If they can't agree, we will use a selection method like Rock –Paper - Scissors. Being awarded a prize should be a secondary consideration to the honor of being selected as the best trip reporter or video maker by your fellow spearfishing men and women.

























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Re: International Poll - Trip Report/Video Challenge First 3 Quarters 2013 - Vote Now

As a bonus and because this is the first video challenge, we are giving away a special prize for the best video of the six video finalists (three each for the two time periods) in the challenge for 2013. As a video professional myself, I will be the final judge of the overall winning video.

The prize is the following custom hybrid speargun from Spearboard sponsor Impaler Spearguns. Company owner Jason is the outstanding new custom hybrid speargun designer who joined the community and marketplace in 2013.














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Two days of voting left and then the winners will be announced at The Blue Wild
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Last Day of Voting is today!

The winners will be announced at The Blue Wild Ocean Expo.
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The winner is:

INTERNATIONAL FINALIST #1

Original Poster: Ctglax83
Trip Report and/or Video Thread Title: New Bahamas video
URL: http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=164490
Geographic Region: USA East Coast (includes Gulf)
Date of Trip report and/or video thread origination: 08-03-2013, 03:44 PM
Description: A trip with a video to West End, Bahamas on Cole's boat
Reason for Nomination: Great trip and great diving with friends and family in West End, Bahamas last summer
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