NSWIODA is on Instagram!

by Melissa Williams-Brown

NSWIODA just hit 100 followers on Instagram and Opti sailor, AJ Whitnall, has won a new hat from Live. Sail. Die.!  In order to expand our presence, we are running a photo contest during the month of March. 

The details are on our Facebook page and also listed below:

NSWIODA/LiveSailDie Instagram Photo Contest

NSWIODA is now on Instagram (@nswioda)! During the month of March, we will be running a photo contest in collaboration with our supporters, Live Sail Die and NB SailSports, to promote our new Instagram feed! We are looking for creativity around the theme of water! You can enter as many images as you like!

Contest Theme: Water


1. Like the Instagram page of NSWIODA
2. Upload your best photos with a theme of “Water” and comment with the hastag #nswiodaphotocontest .
3. Tag @LiveSailDie, @NBSailsports and @NSWIODA on your image.

The BEST photos will be featured on the NSWIODA/LiveSailDie Facebook page and/or on Instagram. Judging will take place during the first week of April, 2016.

Judges for this contest are:

Jason McCawley - Sports photographer for Getty Images @mccawleyphoto

Suellen Hurling - photographer and journalist for LiveSailDie @livesaildie

Melissa Williams-Brown - NSWIODA’s communication officer and freelance photographer @melissabrowninoz

James Derry - Sailor and keen student photographer @jamesderry1

One winner will receive the following prizes, generously donated by LiveSailDie and NBSailsports:

* Kids Sailing Watch (to help you with those starts!!)
* LiveSailDie Headgear and stickers (to keep you warm in the upcoming months!)

Contest Eligibility:

Must reside in Australia


**Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.”

About our supporters:

Live Sail Die was established in 2005 by two sailing geeks who were looking for an avenue to be creative with websites whilst connecting with sailing. Whilst both working full time for a yacht club LSD came to life and soon became a go to website for news and discussions regarding the latest on water antics.
LSD has gone through many changes throughout the years and even took a break in 2010 due to daytime work commitments. Our photos and articles have appeared in sailing magazines, on websites and other media outlets throughout the world.
Originally based in Brisbane, Australia the team is now located in Auckland (New Zealand), Sydney (Australia) and around the globe and is here ready and willing to run your story with a unique twist of LSD.

NB Sailsports is the major supplier to the dinghy or off-the-beach racing classes in Australia. With outlets in Sydney and Brisbane the company aims to support the racing sailor who has chosen to the race either the Optimist, Laser, Finn, 29er, 49er, 49er FX, Tasar or any other sailboat. NB supplies all the boats, parts, clothing and related spares for these classes and many others.

NB Sailsports and NB Sailcoach provide high quality Learn to sail and coaching support to aspiring sailors. Operating at Georges River Sailing Club, NBs learn to sail operation will in 2015 be delivering “Tackers” course to prospective individuals and schools. Our high performance coaching at Woollahra Sailing club on Sydney Harbour provides expert coaching on an individual & scheduled basis for Optimists, Lasers, Finns and 420s. The results in competition speak for themselves. NB Sailsports has been a proud sponsor of Yachting Australia, Yachting New South Wales and many clubs, sailors & classes alike.


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