May 2017 Contests

Leslie Doran visits Belvedere Castle in New York's Central Park.

You have three opportunities to win in May!

1. Colorado Country Life magazine is partnering with Lodge Manufacturing to give you a chance to win a random prize drawing of a cast-iron cookware package that includes these items:
• 6-quart/12-inch camp Dutch oven
• 12-inch tote bag
• 60-inch tripod and tote bag
• Deluxe lid-lifter
• Lid stand
• Cast-iron trivet/meat rack
• Outdoor spatula, tongs, brush and spoon
• Charcoal starter
• Chuck wagon dinner bell
• Leather gloves
• Lodge baseball hat
• 13.25-inch cast-iron skillet and leather hot-handle holder
• A copy of The Lodge Book of Dutch Oven Cooking

Fill out the Lodge Manufacturing Cookware Sweepstakes entry form online by clicking here or mail entry form to: Colorado Country Life, Cookware Giveaway, 5400 Washington St., Denver, CO 80216. Click here for printable entry form. Entries must be postmarked by May 15. CONTEST ENDED. 

2. Enter for a chance to win a 2017-2018 Colorado State Parks annual pass. Just share a photo or story of your favorite camping location on our Facebook page: The person whose post gets the most likes or comments wins! Deadline is May 15. CONTEST ENDED.

3. Win a copy of Andrew Shurka’s book The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide: Tools & Techniques to Hit the Trail. To enter, email your name, address and phone number to Be sure to enter “Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide” in the subject line. We’ll choose the winner on May 15. CONTEST ENDED. 


Had a Close Encounter with a Celebrity?

Here’s what you need to know to share your story with us:

Send a short story (and a photo if you have one) telling us about your brush with fame or someone famous. We’ll pay $50 for any submitted story that we publish on our website and in the October issue of Colorado Country Life. We’ll pay $25 for entries published on the website only.

Deadline to share your story and photo is July 17 at 3 p.m.

Here are the rest of the rules:

• Include who you met, who they are, what the circumstances were, where it occurred and what was said or what happened.
• 250 word maximum.
• Each entry must be accompanied by a signed entry form accessed by clicking here.
• If sending a photo, send a digital photo or a copy of an original photo as photos will NOT be returned. Digital photos must be 300 dpi.
• Do not write information on front or back of photo.
• Do not paper clip entry form to photo.
• Photos printd on a home printer will not be accepted.
• Entrants must be a member of a Colorado electric cooperative. They may not be an employee of the Colorado Rural Electric Association.
• Entrants must be 18 years of age, but a parent or guardian may enter the story of what happened to their child.
• By submitting your story and photo you are giving consent for the story and photo to be published in the magazine and/or on Colorado Country Life and the Colorado Rural Electric Association’s websites and social media channels.
• There is no purchase of anything necessary to submit an entry.
Colorado Country Life will pay $50 for any submitted story that is published on the website and in the October issue of the magazine. CCL will pay $25 for stories published on the website only.
• Stories will be selected for publication by the Colorado Country Life staff.
• Winners will be notified via the October issue of Colorado Country Life.
• Information gathered through entries will not be shared or used in any way other than for Colorado Country Life to contact the entrant.
• Questions should be directed to or 303-455-4111.

More Ways to Win in May!

Take Your Photo with the Magazine – It’s easy to win with Colorado Country Life. Simply take a photo of someone (or a selfie!) with the magazine and email the photo and your name and address to We’ll draw one photo to win a $25 gift card each month. The next deadline is Monday, April 17.

This month, the randomly drawn winner of the $25 gift card is Leslie Doran, a La Plata Electric member from Durango. She visited New York’s Central Park during spring break.

Funny Stories – Do you have a funny story you’d like to share? Every month we select multiple funny stories and print them in the magazine. You will receive $15 if your story is chosen. Send your funny story to or to 5400 Washington Street, Denver, CO 80216. Don’t forget to include your mailing address so we can send you a check!

Classifieds contest Find the hidden treasure in the print version of Colorado Country Life and learn how you can win a $25 gift card. You must follow the instructions to be considered.

If you prefer to enter these contests via snail mail, send your name, address and phone number to: Colorado Country Life, 5400 Washington Street, Denver, CO 80216. Just remember to include the name of the contest you are entering.