2023 Best Whitetail Photo Contest, sponsored by First Lite

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robby denning

Staff member
Feb 25, 2012
SE Idaho
We are back with another great Whitetail Hunt Photo Contest sponsored by our friends at First Lite!

For 2023, First Lite is offering the winner the their new-for-2023 layering system:

Source Vest
Origin Pant
Furnace Hoody

Trigger Flip Mitt
(click on each product to learn more)

this is valued over $500!


Phone Skope stepped up with a great prize package for our 2nd place winner:

-Phone Skope Case
-Phone Skope C3 Optic Adapter
-Phone Skope Lens Cap
-Bino Loops
-Cleaning Cloth

Contest is simple, but READ THE RULES your entry could disappear without notice. Common violations are posting more than one picture or posting for someone else, so read the rules!

This is NOT a biggest buck contest, but a "best photo" contest. The winning 2023 photo will be judged on the following criteria and rules:

1) WOW Factor. Is it a great photo that grabs the viewer? This takes in lighting, color, uniqueness, etc.

2) Composition- by that we mean the way in which the different parts that make up your photo are arranged- is there too much background, not enough animal? Or visa versa? Are the antler tips out of the frame or the hunter's head cut off? Or is it a good balance between the buck, the hunter, the terrain? (the hunter is not required to appear in the photo.)

3) Size of animal. This doesn't mean biggest animal wins, but if #1 and #2 are equal, we'll chose the bigger animal.

4) Must be a photo of a buck YOU harvested fair chase in 2023 between January 16th, 2023 and January 15th. 2024)

5) Post up YOUR best 2023 harvest photo taken by January 15th 2024 on this thread

6) Must be a Rokslide member to enter
YOUR photo of YOUR buck. One photo per buck only. If you harvest multiple bucks, you can enter one photo for each. (Kid's got a whitetail? Enter it in our Youth Photo contest in the Youth Forum here. (Probably much better odds for the kids in that contest)

7) Also, by posting on this thread, you agree to let Rokslide and First Lite use any of the photos in promotional material without compensation

8) Any international winner is responsible for border tax, custom fees, excessive postage fees, etc.

If you want to see the 2022 finalists and get an idea of what we're looking for click

@GlendonMullins @fngTony @philos @mtnwrunner will be monitoring this thread if you have any question.

There is a Meat Pole thread
here to post your other pics that aren’t quite contest quality.
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Jan 12, 2018
SE Alabama
Missed the deadline for last year, so here we go - Jan 29 2023.

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