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October 1, 2015

You asked for it, so we are bringing it back, people! It’s not just one week, not even just two, and why stop at three? For the ENTIRE month of October (yes, you read the right!), Duluth Pack is hosting a free photo contest for anyone who is interested in participating.

The guidelines are fool proof. Here’s how to enter the Duluth Pack October 2015 Photo Contest:

1) Snap a photo of your Duluth Pack anywhere in the world.

2) Email the photo to [email protected] with subject “Photo Contest Photo” through the month of October.

3) If you have social media accounts, like Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, please upload them and #duluthpackphotocontest and

4) Fool proof – you’re entered!

5) Sit back, relax, and wait for the winners to be announced. Cross your fingers and toes it’s you!

Please note: “By entering the photo contest, you give Duluth Pack the rights to use your photos for marketing and promotional purposes without written credit.”

The three lucky winners will be announced at the end of the photo contest within the first two weeks of November. First place winners will receive a $200 Duluth Pack gift card. Second place will win a whopping $100 gift card and third place will be sent a great gift card amount of $50. If you need more information on the October 2015 Duluth Pack Photo Contest, please feel free to head over to our website by clicking the link HERE .

Good luck, friends! We can’t wait to see all the snaps you have and hear about all the stories that go along with them, too!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

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Winner’s Announced! Photo Contest Spring 2014

May 15, 2014

Our Spring Amateur Photo Contest came and went, and we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!

Today we gathered a couple dozen employees at our Duluth, MN factory to vote on your fantastic submissions. We’re continuously impressed by all that you do! Our bags truly travel the world.

But without further ado, we announce our first, second, and third place winners:

First place! Winner of the $200 gift card is Boone H!

Sportsman's Duffel on a busy street in Japan

Second place, and winner of the $100 gift card is Bryant J!

Fly fishing with a Daypack in a river surrounded by snow

Third place, and winner of the $50 gift card is Ryan S!

A Daypack & owner on the side of the Grand Canyon

Thanks to everyone who participated. This is once of our favorite times of the year! Because we love it so much, we thought we’d include a few honorable mentions.. Keep watching for a couple more in the coming days!



Girl with a Shell Bag and a dog on dock  From Christa M.

Girl on hill at sunset From Michael S.

Boy at train station with ScoutmasterFrom Michael G.


Thanks again, and stay tuned for the next Photo Contest this fall!



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Duluth Pack Spring 2014 Amateur Fan Photo Contest

April 30, 2014

We are very excited to announce the start of one of our favorite promotions: the Photo Contest!


Winning Photo. On a mountain in Switzerland.
Previous Photo Contest Winning Submission by Meredith A

Each season, we are thoroughly impressed with all of our Duluth Pack fans. Their adventures, creativity, and photographic skills are brag-worthy!

We encourage everyone who is willing to submit an image to participate! We love to see our packs at work – so include your Duluth Pack in the image!

There are gift cards for first, second, and third place winners.

Here are the details:

Second place. Dog on a porch.
Previous Photo Contest’s First Runner Up by Charlie H.

1. Submit your photos to [email protected]

2. You may submit as many photos as you wish.

5. Photos must be submitted by Midnight CST Wednesday, May 14th, 2014.

5. Duluth Pack will have the rights to photos submitted and can be used for marketing purposes (we love to brag about our fans!).

6. Duluth Pack employees (past and present), and their families, are not eligible.

Third place. Girl near river.
Previous Photo Contest’s Second Runner Up by Sarah B.


1st = $200 Duluth Pack Gift Card
2nd = $100 Duluth Pack Gift Card
3rd = $50 Duluth Pack Gift Card


We can’t wait to see what our fans and their bags have been up to!


Fall 2013 Winners + Honorable Mentions


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2012 Photo Contest Winners!

May 8, 2012
Great Wall of China- Sparky Bag

Thank you to all of our Duluth Pack fans who participated! We received an overwhelming response with great images attached, of course.  The best part for us is seeing our bags take on exactly what they’re designed to.

The Results are In Great Wall of China- Sparky Bag

And Congratulations to our winners!  As difficult a decision as it was, we were able to choose our 3 gift card winners. In first place, we’d like to congratulate Bonnie R. for her amazing photo of her spruce Sparky Bag at the Great Wall of China.


Canoe Pack- Window


And in second place, Christophe M. for a creative look at our Duluth Pack #4 Monarch Canoe Pack.


And certainly not last, our third place gift card winner is Derek D. for showing how our Duluth Pack Wanderer Pack can really be put to the test!Winter Wanderer





Photo Contest Runners-Up

Again, because we received so many great entries, we just had to show off our runners-up and honorable mentions.  Be sure to check out the additional top 12 in the gallery below.

Thanks again for all your entries.  Enjoy the results, and don’t forget to look for the next Duluth Pack photo contest!



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Duluth Pack factory celebrates 100 years on West Superior

July 7, 2011

Bryan models his retro look to kick off "Super Fan" contest

Duluth Pack is celebrating 100 years of manufacturing at 1610 W. Superior Street in Duluth, Minn. And we would like all our friends and families to help us celebrate.

For those near the Duluth factory location we will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Friday, July 15th. The festivities begin at 11:00 am on the sidewalk in front of the factory with the mayor of Duluth proclaiming it “Duluth Pack Day.” Please come and join us, and help us kick off our next 100 years on Superior Street.

For all our fans spread across the seven continents we want you to help us celebrate, too.

We are looking for a favorite photo of you and your clan decked out in the finest of Duluth Pack gear. Post a shot of you in front of the Taj Mahal wearing a Duluth Pack t-shirt. Or send us a photo of your family climbing Mount Kilimanjaro wearing matching cross paddle sweatshirts. From Kathmandu to Timbuktu it is up to you to pick your favorite and then post them to our Facebook fan page or send them into the blog. Emailed photos will also be accepted at: [email protected]

We will throw all the photos into a Duluth Pack baseball hat and draw out one lucky winner. That winner will receive a $100 DuluthPack Gift Card which can be used at our website or at our flagship store in Canal Park.

Seem too easy for you hardcore Duluth Pack fanatics? You’re right it is. In an effort to find the biggest Duluth Pack fan out there we are also going to have a “Super Fan Photo Contest.” Face painters, daredevils, and questionable characters of all kinds have always been our favorites here in Duluth. And, while we don’t encourage anything illegal a photo from the edge just might prove how fanatical you are about our gear.

Post your “Super Fan” photo to our Facebook fan page, to our blog or email to [email protected] and our blue-ribbon panel of judges will select three favorites. Those three will then be posted for the world to see, and the Duluth Pack faithful to judge. When the masses have spoken the last one standing will be judged “Duluth Pack’s Super Fan,” and be given a $100 Duluth Pack gift card to further spread the word.

So get those entries posted quickly, our judges are fading fast.

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Duluth Pack Photo Contest!

April 21, 2011

We are always overwhelmed with the photographs we receive so we are excited for another round of photos for our contest. We are looking for winter photos with Duluth Pack products but they don’t need to be to win. Past winners have been on the front covers of our catalog!

Here are the details:

1. Submit your photos to [email protected]

2. Photos must be high-resolution and in digital format.

3. Photos must contain any product made by Duluth Pack.

4. You may submit as many photos as you wish.

5. Photos must be submitted by Midnight CST Wednesday, May 18th, 2011.

5. Duluth Pack will have rights to photos submitted and can be used for marketing purposes.

1st place = $100 Duluth Pack Gift Card
2nd place = $50 Duluth Pack Gift Card
3rd place = $25 Duluth Pack Gift Card

Thanks and have fun!

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2010 Fall Photo Contest Winners!

October 29, 2010

Wow, do we have some talented Duluth Pack fans! We had a hard time sifting through a ton of great photos.

We enlisted the help of professional photographer Ed Wargin to help us pick the top three photographs. A big thank you to Ed, you had a tough job!  Click here to find out more about Ed and his award winning photographs.

Don’t be discouraged if your photo didn’t win a prize, a few that didn’t win will definitely be on our website or next catalog so stay tuned. Drumroll please…..

The winning photo and winner of a $100 Duluth Pack gift card is Takashi Isaka of Japan with this beauty. Ed commented that this photo has “good composition and color and just feels like a Duluth Pack kind of day”.

Choice #1











The second place photo and winner of a $50 Duluth Pack gift card is…. Jeff Evans and his faithful companion Darby! Ed liked “the warmth of the dog and the bags in the background”.











And last but certainly not least the winner of a $25 Gift Card is Kat Ramsland! Ed loved the “joy and celebration of a family being outdoors” while using their Duluth Pack bag. Congrats to you and your family Kat!













We just have to throw in a few honorable mentions!

alaska 2



– Thanks Ben M. of AK, be looking for this one in the catalog!








– Jason B. loves our #51 Utility Pack as much as we do!








– Our versatile Pack Basket. We love the urban setting, thanks Amy T.!









– Beautiful Canoe – thanks Heather C. (some folks in the office now have this as their screen saver!)






– We know Kat already won 3rd place but we had to showcase this beauty too!


Family Spring Summer 2010 113





– We love the matching sweatshirt and shoes in this photo by Taylor A.



Our hats off and thanks to all who entered.  We are honored by your loyalty to Duluth Pack! Keep those cameras handy for our next winter photo contest.