Thanks to everyone who participated in Wilderness Volunteers’ inaugural Seven Words of Wisdom Contest and 1st Annual Photo Contest! We received over forty entries between the two contests and had our hands full selecting the winners from the creative, humorous, and impressive submissions. Alas, after much deliberation, here they are…

The winner of the inaugural Seven Words of Wisdom Contest and a limited-edition WV stainless-steel carabiner mug is:

“New Friends. Help their Mother. Wilderness Volunteers.”

– Cap’n Greg

And the top three finishers in WV’s 1st Annual Photo Contest are:

1st Place: Brian Bone

“Wilderness Volunteers Parade Entry #1: Log.
-Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness Gen XY Trip, CO 2007

2nd Place: Amanda James

“Amanda said she was going to take it easy on our day off!” – WV on the Way-Up
– Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail, Glacier National Park Trip, MT 2008

3rd Place: Brian Miller

– White River National Forest, Raggeds Wilderness Trip, CO 2008

Congratulations to these wordsmiths and photographers and, above all, volunteers! 1st place wins a 27 oz. stainless steel WV Klean Kanteen, 2nd place a WV cap, and 3rd place a WV bandanna. Please send your mailing address to Mike Leonard at

Thanks again to everyone who participated!

(To view all entries, click here: Seven Words of Wisdom Contest and 1st Annual Photo Contest.)