Embracing the Polar Vortex (Photo Contest)

January 13, 2014 in blog, Promotions

Polar Vortex Hits US

Just about everyone in the United States experienced what was referred to as the Polar Vortex over the past few weeks. Now that the “extreme” cold weather seems to be behind us, we thought we would have some fun with it. We figured that during this period, many of you were outside documenting the extreme weather via photos and we want to see them.

Polar Vortex Photo Contest

If you took some photos of your golf course, athletic field or even your backyard that epitomizes the definition of the “Polar Vortex”, then we want to see them. The images should document the overall feeling of these extreme temperatures most of the country was feeling in early January. Don’t know what the Polar Vortex really means? Read the wikipedia definition below.

How to Enter:

  1. Download the FREE Turfpath App from the App Store or in Google Play
  2. Link your “Turfpath Profile” to your “Twitter” and/or “Facebook” account (“Anonymous” users are not eligible)
  3. Submit your photo entry on the Turfpath Fan Wall

How to Win:

TURFPATH LLC will review all submissions and, in its sole discretion, select one (3) finalists based on their “Polar Vortex” photo submission within the “Fan Wall” section within the Turfpath App. Finalists will be asked to submit their high resolution image via email and all images will be posted on the official Turfpath Facebook Page. One (1) winner will be chosen based on the number of votes (counted as individual “Likes” on their image on Facebook) at the close of the contest on February 28, 2014.

Official Contest Rules

How to Enter?

It’s simple. To enter the Polar Vortex Contest, simply post an image on the “Fan Wall” in the Turfpath App and leave a comment about why you’re image should be selected. The staff at Turfpath will select 3 finalists based on the images posted to the Fan Wall. Finalists will be asked to send their high resolution image to Turfpath via email. All finalists’ images will be posted on the Turfpath Facebook Page and our followers will get to vote for their favorite. The image with the most votes in the form of “Likes” will win.

What do I win?

Great question. In addition to the admiration of everyone for capturing an awesome image of the Polar Vortex, the contest winner will receive a $50 VISA gift card. That’s right. You can actually win something.

What’s a Polar Vortex?

“A polar vortex (also known as a polar cyclonepolar low, or a circumpolar whirl ) is a persistent, large-scale cyclone located near either of a planet’s geographical poles. On Earth, the polar vortices are located in the middle and upper troposphere and the stratosphere. They surround the polar highs and lie in the wake of the polar front. These cold-core low-pressure areas strengthen in the winter and weaken in the summer due to their reliance upon the temperature differential between the equator and the poles.”


Official Contest Rules