WHAT'S TRUMPED AND HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
Trumped is an online fishing tournament operating from May 10 - September 9, 2013 with over $20,000 in cash and prizes being awarded to participants. Participating in Trumped is free and easy. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win. Anybody who requests, receives and uses an Official Trumped Ruler can participate. There are a total of four Grand Prizes available, along with a slew of other great prizes:
CONTEST GRAND PRIZE:
- Four $5,000 cash prizes for the longest fish in each core species categories - walleye, pike, bass, crappie - will be awarded at the end of the Trumped contest on September 9, 2013.
- LONGEST THREE FISH: The anglers with the first, second and third longest fish in each core species category-pike, walleye, crappie, bass-will receive a prize.
- TALES OF THE TAPE: The angler with the most recorded total fish length, per category-pike, walleye, crappie, bass-will receive a prize.
Retail value of each monthly prize will be:
- First Place: $200 - $300
- Second Place: $100 - $200
- Third Place: $75 - $150
- Tales of the Tape: $50 - $100
STEPS TO PARTICIPATING
1. GET YOUR RULER
Request a free Trumped ruler by clicking here.
2. HIT THE WATER
Starting May 10, use the ruler to measure your best catches.
3. POST YOUR FISH
Upload photos to a Trumped leaderboard here.
KEY COMPETITION DATES
May 10 - Leaderboard for core species opens
June 9 - Prize Winners Determined
July 9 - Prizes Winners Determined
August 9 - Prize Winners Determined
September 9 - Grand Prize Winners Determined
COMPETITION ENTRY PERIODS (12:00AM CT - 10:00PM CT)
May 10 - June 9
June 10 - July 9
July 10 - August 9
August 10 - September 9
MINI TOURNAMENT LEADERBOARD SCHEDULE
Catfish - June 7-21
Trout - July 12-26
Muskie - August 9-23
Three mini tournament leaderboards will be activated throughout the Trumped tournament: one for Muskie, one for Trout, and one for Catfish. Each mini-tournament will last for two (2) full weeks. Anglers can submit their catch anytime during the two week time period. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the two weeks for the longest fish. Winners will receive a prize with a value equal to or less than $150.
SUBMITTING FISH Back To Top
Eligible adult participants can submit multiple entries to the contest, at any time, through their participant profile at crestliner.com/trumped, or by using the mobile site. Fishing seasons for eligible contest species are irrelevant to contest eligibility, as Sponsor encourages participants to practice catch and release, with proper handling of fish and subsequent release done as quickly as possible. The upload form will capture the following information from each participant, for each fish submission:
- First and last name of participant (not required if logged-in)
- Email contact (not required if logged-in)
- Fish species (drop-down selection)
- Fish length
- Location caught
Participants will also submit two (2) photos of their catch according to the following guidelines:
One (1) photo must be submitted that clearly shows the "total length" of the eligible live fish which must be laid flat and parallel with, above or below, an official Trumped Ruler (also affixed to a flat surface) in a way that clearly shows the fish's total length and clearly displays the length of the Ruler, and measurement marks. The fish's mouth is to be aligned vertically with the ZERO mark, tail pinched closed with the measurement mark on the Ruler clearly visible next to it. If necessary, length will be rounded up to the nearest 1/16th of an inch for judging.
One (1) photo must be submitted clearly showing the registered entrant holding the same fish as depicted in Photo A in both hands, at chest level. Digitally altered or edited photos will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, illegible, or otherwise noncompliant, in whole or in part, will be disqualified.
Eligible entries received within an applicable Entry Period will be subject to Sponsor's internal review and there may be up to a seventy-two (72) hour delay from time of submission to time of posting eligible entries on the Leaderboard on the Site. Entries must be received on or before 10:00 pm CT on the last day of an applicable Entry Period to allow for Sponsor's internal review prior to Leaderboard posting. We recommend submitting entries well before the end of the Entry Period. All entries, information, materials, stats, calculations, potential winners, prize awards, and any other communications, materials or information posted or made available on the Leaderboard and/or Site, or as otherwise made available in connection with the Promotion or any element thereof is subject to Sponsor's final review, determination of eligibility, accuracy, authenticity and compliance with these Official Rules, and is in no way considered final (even if posted or appears on the Trumped Leaderboard) unless and until confirmed as such by Sponsor.
Automatic entry disqualification will occur for the following:
1. Fish appears dead:
Fish submitted are subject to approval based on appearance. Specifically, if a fish appears unnaturally lifeless, bloated, discolored or otherwise gives the appearance of being dead it is subject to disqualification. We encourage entrants to practice catch and release, which encourages live fish to be submitted.
2. Fish is an ineligible species:
Submitted fish must be identified clearly enough to place them into an official Species Category. Fish not clearly identified as such will be subject to disqualification.
3. Fish is a hybrid species:
Fish submitted must be of a single species, as defined by the official Species Category. Fish that appear to be hybrid species will be subject to further investigation by Sponsor and possible disqualification.
4. Inappropriate content:
Entries that are, appear to be, or that Sponsor reasonably suspects are noncompliant, photos appear not to have been taken during the applicable Entry Period in which it was submitted, is obscene, graphic, offensive, sexually inappropriate or otherwise unsuitable (such as, without limitation, those entries depicting violence, illegal activity, nudity, explicit activity, cruelty, discriminatory, demeaning, defamatory or inflammatory content, or that are overtly political or religious) as determined by the Sponsor (in its sole discretion).
5. Inappropriate conduct:
Entrants that are, appear to be, or that Sponsor reasonably suspects are uncooperative, unsportsmanlike, disruptive, hostile, fraudulent, cheating, abusive, rude or threatening, or appear to cause damage to habitat or littering, or have submitted indeterminate, forged or inaccurate information and/or photos.
In the event that an entrant/potential winner is disqualified for any reason (whether or not stated herein) their entry will be immediately disqualified, and the next eligible entry will be moved up the Leaderboard.
SPECIES & JUDGING
Eligible entries will be posted on the Leaderboard within the applicable Species Category and ranked in accordance with the longest length (in inches) of the fish based on information provided by entrant in their fish stats entry and entry photos. All decisions are in Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion and are not final unless and until announced as such by Sponsor. All information is subject to verification of eligibility, accuracy, and legitimacy by Sponsor. In the event of a tie, the time stamp of each upload will be used to rank the entries, with the earlier upload taking the higher rank and the second upload taking the next rank on the Leaderboard.
OFFICIAL RULES Back To Top
Beginning on or about 12:00 pm (noon) CT on March 1, 2013, interested anglers may access the Trumped Contest site at www.crestliner/trumped (the Trumped "Site") and follow the instructions to provide their contact information to register for and receive an official Crestliner 2013 Trumped Ruler ('Ruler'), while supplies last. Registration for the Ruler is not registration for the Promotion or confer eligibility for the Promotion. The Ruler provided pursuant to the registration process above must be used by all entrants for all entry submissions in the Promotion. Without limitation, Rulers used in an entry that are, appear to be, or that Sponsor reasonably suspects are not authentic, are not the 2013 Ruler, have been (in whole or in part) copied, altered, damaged, illegible, incomplete, tampered with, noncompliant, or otherwise not in its original form will result in disqualification of that entry. Whether to honor replacement Ruler requests is in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. Rulers will be mailed on or before April 30, 2013. Sponsor is not responsible for Rulers that are lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed, or that are undeliverable, late, or otherwise not received. By submitting a Ruler registration, and/or registering and entering this Contest, your information will be added to Sponsor's contact data base and you may receive future (marketing and promotional) communications and/or contact from Sponsor. However, you may opt out of these communications at any time thereafter without affect to your entry.