AMC’s Trail Work Instagram Contest

The Appalachian Mountain Club believes that successful conservation depends on active engagement with the outdoors. This June, we are asking Northeast and Mid-Atlantic residents to support the outdoor places of their community by attending local trail maintenance events. Trail work volunteers who participate in our Instagram contest will be eligible to win prizes, see details below.


This contest is open to residents of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States of America who are at least 13 years of age at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. The Appalachian Mountain Club is not responsible for any injuries that may occur during a trail work event. By entering this contest, you represent that you have read and accepted these official rules.

The Trail Work #TrailsTag contest is sponsored by the Appalachian Mountain Club. The contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.

Contest Period:

The contest starts on June 1, 2019 at 9:00am EST and ends on June 16, 2019 at 8:00pm EST. All entries must be received no later than 8:00pm EST on June 16, 2019. Entry is free, and no purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest.

How to Enter:

  • During the contest period, attend a trail maintenance work event. This event does not have to be sponsored by the Appalachian Mountain Club.
  • Enter the contest by posting a before and after photo of your trail work to Instagram using the hashtag #TrailsTag and tagging @appalachianmountainclub. You must also include the location of your trail work. Multiple entries are allowed.
  • Upon posting the photo (with proper hashtag, tagging, and location) you will automatically be entered into the contest. Entries received before or after the duration of the contest will be void. No other method of entry will be accepted.
Before image of trail work.
After image of trail work.

You must be a member of Instagram in order to participate. Go to to open a free account if you do not already have one. Your Instagram account must be set to the “public” setting. Instagram has its own Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, please read them closely. All entries must comply with the Terms of Service of Instagram (

Use of Entries:

By submitting an entry, entrant hereby grants the Appalachian Mountain Club permission to reproduce and distribute the entry in any manner or media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity for advertising, promotional and other purposes, without further compensation, notification, right of review, approval or consideration.

Winner Selection:

On June 17, 2019 one winner will be randomly selected. All winners must be at least 13 years of age on date of entry and we reserve the right to require proof of age. The selected winner will be contacted on Instagram with instructions on how to claim the prize. If potential winner does not respond and comply with the instructions in the notification with forty-eight hours after AMC sent the message, he/she will forfeit the prize and an alternate potential winner will be selected.

Winning Prize:

A stay for two at an AMC high-mountain hut.

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Nina Paus-Weiler

AMC Digital Media and Communications Manager