The judging for Round 100 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest.

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We’ve completed the judging for Round 100 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. Yes, we’ve now been running this contest in successive two-month long rounds since October, 2005. More than $725,000 worth of prizes have been awarded since we started running this contest. Round 101 began yesterday.

The Round 100 prize winners are…

First Prize Winner:

First prize goes to Steve A. for Lathe-Cutting Screw Threads – Part 1 and Part 2 which was posted on May 3 &4, 2022. He will receive:

  1. The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000.
  2. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or three-day course (a $1,095 value),
  3. A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses, excluding those restricted for military or government teams. Three-day onPoint courses normally cost $795,
  4. Two cases of Mountain House freeze-dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources (a $350 value),
  5. A $250 gift certificate good for any product from Sunflower Ammo,
  6. American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is providing a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses.
  7. Two sets of The Civil Defense Manual, (in two volumes) — a $193 value — kindly donated by the author, Jack Lawson.

Second Prize Winner:

Second prize goes to Jeff M., for Solar-Battery Home Power – Part 1 and Part 2, which was posted on April 12 & 13, 2022. He will receive:

  1. A transferable Front Sight Lifetime Diamond Membership, providing lifetime free training at any Front Sight Nevada course, with no limit on repeating classes. This prize is courtesy of a SurvivalBlog reader who prefers to be anonymous.
  2. A SIRT STIC AR-15/M4 Laser Training Package, courtesy of Next Level Training, that has a combined retail value of $679
  3. Two 1,000-foot spools of full mil-spec U.S.-made 750 paracord (in-stock colors only) from www.TOUGHGRID.com (a $240 value).
  4. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC,
  5. A transferable $150 FRN purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique gun. There is no paperwork required for delivery of pre-1899 guns into most states, making them the last bastion of firearms purchasing privacy!

Third Prize Winner:

Third prize goes to A.P. for Lifesaving Tourniquets which was posted on May 21, 2022. He will receive:

  1. Three sets each of made-in-USA regular and wide-mouth reusable canning lids. (This is a total of 300 lids and 600 gaskets.) This prize is courtesy of Harvest Guard (a $270 value)
  2. A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21 (a $275 value),
  3. A transferable $100 FRN purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique gun.

Honorable Mention Prize Winners:

The writers of the following 16 articles have been awarded Honorable Mention prizes — a transferable and additive $100 purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, good toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique or blackpowder replica gun.

Round 101 began yesterday and ends on July 31st, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entry. Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on practical “how-to” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.



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