Canoe & Kayak Magazine and want you to take a total beginner paddling and give you a new PFD. Stohlquist, MTI, Stearns, Kokatat, NRS, Extrasport and Harmony have come together to sponsor this great event with their products.

Enter Contest Here
Take a Friend Paddling .
Good luck and Happy Paddling!

How to Enter

The contest starts on June 15, 2008, when goes live.

You must take someone who has never paddled a canoe, kayak or raft out for a safe adventure.

******************Note:You can only enter once. Multiple entries will be ignored and only the first one will count in the contest.

Then you can post a message on the message boards in the Take A Friend Paddling section. You will need to register to post a message on the boards. Use a valid contact email – this will be the only way we have of contacting you. If entrant does not have a valid email the winner can be disqualified.

Please list on your message: your name, the name of the person you took paddling, the body of water you paddled, your pfd size (s, m, l, xl)and the models of boats you used. Include the reason you chose the area you paddled and tell us about any adventures you had or comments on the trip. You may post a picture on the message boards of your adventure. The best photos will be featured on the Canoe & Kayak and web sites. It's simple. Good Luck!


PFd's will be awarded to every 4th person who takes a beginner out and lists his message on the message boards. We have 200 brand new PFDs, so the contest lasts until they are gone. Winners will be contacted by Canoe & Kayak Magazine approximately once a month, until the contest ends.


Industry employees, including retail shop workers, outfitter guides, outfitters, sales reps, and paddling industry manufactuers employees are not eligible for prizes.

Winners so far:They will each receive a Stearns Extreme Paddlesports Vest. Congratulations! We will announce more winners next week. Please contact Scott at

  • Ryan
  • Gemfloat
  • Gerry
  • digingerich
  • ocean warrior
  • chris gallagher
  • stefan
  • daniel
  • bpfamily
  • cjanssens
  • rhonda
  • suzie
  • mrhockey95

We will do our best to get you a style of PFD that matches the type of paddling you did, but there are no guarantees and no choosing of brand ,color or model. It will be a brand new PFD in your size from one of the above manufacturers. The PFD is awarded to the experienced boater who is taking the beginner out for the first time. The beginner paddler does not get a prize.

Participants are encouraged to take out as many friends as they like, and post on the message boards as often as they like. One prize per participant, though.

We reserve the right to withhold award prizes to anyone breaking the rules.

If you have any questions, please contact

Thanks to the following companies for supplying PFDs