The 20 #OptOutside #Leftovers Contest Winners

We knew that food tastes better outside, yet we were utterly blown away by the 1200 delicious and creative entries submitted to the #OptOutside #Leftovers Contest. If you posted a photo of your leftovers this weekend, we’d like to say thank you for joining us. Seriously. Seeing people with turkey on a multi-pitch route, on a stand up paddle board, on a local trail, or on a summit really made our #OptOutside experience special. And we hope that you and your stomach feel similarly.

While everyone who eats leftovers outside is a winner, for the sake of managing this contest, we did have to narrow things down to just 20 entries. Below are all 20 of the winners. While their photos captured our attention, imagination and appetite, we know that it’s the outdoor experience that matters most. So we’d like to congratulate everyone who got outside along with our 20 Ascendant Hoody prize-earners. You all inspire us.

A note on the hashtags – You might have realized that Instagram won’t let you search two hashtags simultaneously. Using specialized software we are, as advertised, able to isolate every post that includes #OptOutside and #Leftovers for judging purposes. Unfortunately that leaves everyone else with no good way to look through all of our peers’ awesome photos. So we’ll do our best to highlight honorable mentions over the course of this week and also invite you to give us feedback for next year through this survey link.