What is the Paint-A-Bait Contest?
This annual painting contest is meant to be a fun and friendly networking activity, and a great way to showcase your lure painting abilities or artistic touch. Anybody can join and anybody can vote!
You can see the previous years entries and activities on the JLC Instagram page or Facebook.
Who can enter?
Anyone! You do not need to be a professional lure-maker, or painter. We welcome heavy hitters, hobby airbrush artists, painters and DIYers of any sort to participate - doesn't matter if it's your 10,000th lure or your first. Again, this is meant to provide a positive atmosphere for participants to network and to enjoy some friendly and supportive competition. Any negative comments or posts will not be tolerated, we don't do negative bs; positive vibes only.
How do I enter?
To enter you will need to purchase blanks from www.JohnstonLureCompany.com or DM us on Instagram or Facebook – the blanks are discounted during the lead-up to the painting contest, see pricing page. They may be painted and finished in any fashion; you can finish them however you want! All we need is a single photo of the lure – there are absolutely zero obligations to enter after purchase – again it’s meant to be stress free - there's already enough stress in our lives, we don't need any more.
One entry per individual. Photos must be emailed to JohnstonLures@live.ca by April 15th, 2023 with the following information: Your name (and/or company name - it great for promotional networking), your color pattern's name, along with your Instagram username (in order to be tagged). Voting will take place on both our Facebook and Instagram sites.
How does voting work?
Voting takes place through both the Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/johnstonlurecompany) and Instagram (@johnstonlurecompany). Each photo will be posted at random on Instagram; 1 Like = 1 vote. Yes, one person can vote twice - on each platform.
On Facebook: All entries from all participants will be posted as an album at random. Individual photos within the album can be liked; 1 Like = 1 Vote.
To win: The photo of the lure with the most votes (‘Likes’) wins: Instagram Likes + Facebook Picture Likes = Total Number of Votes. It’s that easy! Vote for one, a couple, or all!
The prize will be 20 blanks or cash for winner - not to mention bragging rights for an entire year! Again, this is meant to be enjoyable – should you have any further questions feel free to email!