Osprey Packs Seeks Youth Essays for Contest

Osprey Packs, Inc an independent pack company located in the high desert and mountains of Southwestern Colorado, announces the Sprint Series Kids’ Reading and Writing Essay Contest.
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Osprey Packs, Inc an independent pack company located in the high desert and mountains of Southwestern Colorado, announces the Sprint Series Kids' Reading and Writing Essay Contest.

For spring 2008, Osprey introduced their legendary custom fit in packs specifically designed for kids, the Sprint Series. To celebrate Sprint's introduction, Osprey is seeking great writing that highlights kid's very best adventures with a pack and demonstrates an understanding of the Principles of Leave No Trace - a key component in preserving our wild places.

“We consider the opportunity to offer great packs to kids much more than a sale; it is an opportunity to foster stewardship of and passion for the wild places left on our planet,” said Gareth Martins, director of marketing at Osprey. “With our children's help we can truly save our natural environment for generations to come.”

The contest is open to kids ages six to 16. In 250-500 words, contestants are asked to tell about a place they have hiked or backpacked that was especially memorable. Why is it special? Was there a special encounter with an animal? Mother Nature? Was the area threatened? Was it well taken care of? Last but NOT least, contestants should pick one of the Leave No Trace principles and tell how it applied to the adventure. Entrants are also welcome (but not required) to include a photo.

Winning entries will be featured on the Osprey website and may be published in future Osprey catalogs. Winners will receive one new pack from any of the following series: Sprint, Argon/Xenon, Aether/Ariel, Atmos/Aura, Kestrel or Stratos.

For more information and contest rules, please visit the Osprey website at http://www.ospreypacks.com/OspreyLifestyle/KidsEssayContest/

About Osprey Packs

From its humble beginnings building custom backpacks and sleeping bags in Santa Cruz California, to its current recognition as an industry leader, Osprey has always flown its own course. Their mission is to create innovative high performance gear that reflects a love of adventure and a devotion to the outdoors and the environment. Osprey defines success when it meets the demanding expectation of its most discerning customers. Based in Cortez, Colorado, Osprey has over thirty-five years of pack-making experience. Visit us on the web at www.ospreypacks.com or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Osprey-Packs/27230905321

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Leave No Trace: http://www.lnt.org/programs/principles.php

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