Introducing the OGR “Wear Are You” Contest
Yes, you read the title correctly! OGR is going to have a special contest at the TCA Eastern Division's October 2021 York Meet, and your eligibility to participate depends on what you are wearing at the meet. Permit me to explain:
We decided to change things up a bit this time, and instead of a crew manning an OGR booth during the event, Ed Boyle, Allan Miller and Dave Minarik will be roaming the halls waiting for you to approach them and say hello or introduce yourself. They will be wearing OGR shirts and caps, so they should be easy to spot. They will be on the lookout for those of you who are also wearing a bit of O Gauge Railroading attire—shirts, caps, tags, bags, jackets. . . you name it. . . just as long as you are wearing something that lets those around you know that you are a fan of OGR! (No undergarments please...LOL.) No purchase is necessary to participate, so homemade is fine.
Be creative if you want to take that approach, but if you do choose to purchase one or more items of official OGR attire, just visit our website (www.ogaugerr.com); click on “Web Store” in the top menu bar; scroll down; and you're on your way to getting one or more quality items that show your support for OGR and our great segment of the hobby. Even better, if you are planning to attend the October York Meet, you will be well on your way to winning one of the great prizes we will be offering to participants.
Here are the simple procedures and rules:
While at the fall York Meet, and wearing OGR apparel or tags inside the trading halls, keep an eye out for Ed, Allan, or Dave. When you spot one of them, use your (or a friend's) cell phone camera to take your photo with the OGR staff member. Make sure the picture clearly shows you standing next to Allan, Ed, or Dave.
One important caveat: This meet-and-greet and photo must be taken inside (where permitted) or at the doors of the trading halls during the meet's normal operating hours. Photos taken at any OGR grandstand meeting, before- or after-hours gathering, hotel lobby, fairgrounds parking lots, food vendor stands or restaurants, or any other such location will not be eligible.
Email the photo as soon as possible (before the end of the meet weekend) to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your name, email address, mailing address, and phone number. Ed, Allan, and Dave will not be doing this for you, so make sure you get those pictures and info to us via the email address provided.
Once we receive your picture and info, we will post the photo (not your personal info) on the forum and automatically enter you as a winner in our contest. Yes, everyone will win something for simply participating. We will use our computer to pick what you will win, which could be, but is not limited to, shirts, hats, tote bags, books, videos, and subscriptions to the magazine. But wait! There's more!
All participants will be included in a single Grand Prize Drawing of $500. Yes, $500 to use in any way you care to. Only one Grand Prize will be awarded.
Okay guys and gals! You have plenty of time to prepare for this event. Join us in the Wear Are You contest and have some fun promoting OGR, building friendships, and winning a free prize.