If you are into shooting, you are probably familiar with the name Julie Golob. She is a highly accomplished professional shooter with a number of titles. She has appeared on a number of televised shooting programs, which most recently include Top Shot, Top Guns, and Shooting USA.
What you may not know about Julie Golob (or perhaps you do if you’ve been listening to my Shooting The Breeze Podcasts – Episode 34 | Episode 25 | Episode 19 | Episode 17 | Episode 16 – Wow, after typing up that list I feel like such a fanboi) is that she recently wrote a book entitled SHOOT: Your Guide to Shooting and Competition.
During the winter months, when local USPSA Shooting was on hiatus, I had the pleasure of reading Julie’s book. After reading SHOOT, I recommended it on my podcast and to a couple of personal friends. The few people that told me that they purchased the book, seemed to enjoy it as well.
Fast-forward a few months. I was recently thinking that it would be cool to do a series of contests to help promote the Walt In PA blog and my Shooting The Breeze Podcast. My thought was to run a month long contest, every month for a year. This left me needing an affordable prize that would appeal to a wide range of gun enthusiasts. SHOOT by Julie Golob was the first item that came to mind.
Wanting to do a little cross promotion, I reached out to my good friend Jerry Cruz from Stogie Review to see if he had any interest in sponsoring the prizes (Jerry and I being co-founders of Stogie Review certainly didn’t hurt) and he was on-board with the idea. A few days later I placed an order for a dozen copies of SHOOT by Julie Golob.
When I was in the process of finalizing the prize, I made mention of my plans on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, and got a message from Julie that she would be happy to sign a book plate for each winner. I was happy to take her up on her offer and add a nice personal touch to the already enjoyable read.
As of July 1, 2012, a winner was randomly selected, and successfully contacted, for the month of June. With two successful contests under our belts, lets move right along to the third of twelve monthly contests.
How to Enter:
Over the past couple of months I have been seeing a definite trend in the entries for these contests. There is a slow trickle of entries throughout the month, then a wave comes through right around the end. My intention this month is to smooth that out and see if we can’t push past 100 entries this month (I’m making that my goal).
To enter the July contest for a Signed Copy of Shoot by Julie Golob, I’d like you to head down to the comments section and tell me what you did in guns today. You will be given one entry for answering that very simple question. For additional entries, you’ll need to show me what you did in guns today.
There will be a one entry per person, per day, cap on this contest. To simplify things, think of it this way. On Friday you head down to the comments section and tell me all about the plinking session you just returned from. On Saturday, you return to the comments section and show me a photo of you cleaning your gun after the prior days plinking session. Please don’t limit yourself to photos, you may also use YouTube to share video as well.
There are plenty of free services for hosting photos. Just sign up for one, if you aren’t already a member, and copy/paste the link for your photo into the comments section. Please keep in mind, if your photo is set to ‘Private’ on your photo account, we won’t be able to see it and it will not count as an entry.
- All entries must be in by 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
- A winner will be randomly selected and contacted via email before the end of the week.
- The winner has 7 days to claim their prize. After 7 days another winner will be randomly selected.
- One entry per person, per day (Maximum of 28 entries as of this posting)
- I’ll be shipping this prize out-of-pocket, so USA and Canada only, please.
Support those that Support Me:
Please take a minute to thank Stogie Review for providing these prizes. You can do that by visiting the Stogie Review Website, ‘Liking’ the Stogie Review Facebook Page, or by sending a quick thank you via Twitter.