/ WIN a £500 rack of DMM Gear.....My First Outdoor Lead..
My First Outdoor Lead - a DMM Competition.
A climbers' first lead is usually a memorable occasion. You no doubt served an apprenticeship from an experienced climber or had gone on a course, practiced down the wall or just jumped right in there. Placing those nuts or cams and moving above them is satisfying, but the prospect of a fall can be scary.
Every climber has a story to tell about their first lead and we would like to hear it.
Are just some of the things you could include.
Write approximately 500 words about your first outdoor lead and supply an image of you climbing (not necessarily your first lead) and submit to:
Each entry will be published at UKClimbing.com between now and Christmas.
(This competition is exclusive to UKClimbing.com)
The competition will be judged by us here at DMM and the winner announced on Monday 24th December and will win a complete DMM rack worth £500.
But more than that, everyone who submits an essay will receive a spot prize.
Happy leading and creative writing.
- not open to employees of DMM
SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE HERE: http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/send.html
Same here....maybe it's some chalk!!
Is there a closing date?
sent mine in over the weekend. which 'catergory' should it have been in?
I figured they're just publishing them at the rate of about 1 per day so as not to flood the forums. Mine will be in the waiting list with all the others who did it on Saturday then!
Looking forward to reading yours and all the others.
All will be published.
Thats only 2 an a little tiny bit of a year away, Youll have it before the olyimpics!
It has been really great to see the entries so far, and the different experiences people have had. We're delighted with the response to the competition, so keep them coming.!! All entries will be published, and we'll use some of our Sponsored climbers including Nick Bullock to help with the judging. Might even hand out a spot prize or two !
Brand Manager DMM
I have 922 words - Is this too long?
Happy to email for proofing, its a good read with a couple of photos.
I've submitted an entry (I think) - should I have had some sort of acknowledgement email? (It absolutely doesn't matter if you don't send them; I just want to check if I should look out for something or not. Thanks.)
Sorry for the delay in responding, but I've been away for a bit.
We make the Truscrew in the Titanium colour but with a lime green gate in line with all our other lockers. Sorry but we have no plans to change just yet. Colours are so difficult to handle as opinions are so varied and we've all got one !!
Brand Manager DMM
> All will be published.
Good luck with the article !
It does take a while - mine has been in the system for at least a fortnight and went up this morning... I think they have had quite a few submitted and are not going to put them up all at once.
fourth post down, from Mick Ryan - 20th December.
Can we submit tomorrow, too?
Submited one but it was s***e
Small hint if the DMM guys havent decided on spot prizes yet, Some mid size nuts would be nice (or even one!), i dont have many :(
Have we all mixed the days up and its not realy the 24th??
Whats the new date for the winner?
But seriously... it was supposed to be announced 3 weeks ago, can we not at least be given some indication of when it will be announced?
Thanks for the 122 entrys the have now all been published
DMM team are busy preparing for a trade show, so a winner will be announced sometime this week or early next.
The winner will go to Llanberis for a factory tour, leading into the store room where the winner can make up there £500 rack travel expenses paid for by DMM
wont be too long now, it was all the late entrys like yours delaying the whole thing! Lol,
Yes, I wondered that too!
Maybe the prize was seeing our prose in print?
This will tell you how to claim your prize.
Do keep up!
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