2016 Get Out, Enjoy Life Accessible Travel Event + Photo Contest

It’s our sixth year for the Get Out, Enjoy Life photo contest, with three fantastic prizes offered through two fabulous wheelchair-focused communities, and we do it all with ONE person in mind – YOU!


SPORTS ‘N SPOKES, the sports and recreation magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), has teamed up with social community for wheelchair users, Wheel:Life,  to encourage people with disabilities to “Get Out & Enjoy Life This Summer”.

This year’s GOEL theme is all about travel everywhere your heart desires to go regardless of your paralysis, using the slogan of GO, LET’S GO, and the program will spotlight activities like adaptive sports, accessible amusement parks, inclusive vacation spots and other unique outings.

The 2016 GOEL event kicks off on June 1, 2016, with a photo contest and prize giveaways for participants.  The SPORTS ‘N SPOKES and Wheel:Life social media pages will feature a daily listing of accessible vacation spots, outdoors programs, and other events.

You’re our eyes and ears out there on the open road, so we hope you’ll get on board and share your favorite summer activities and accessible adventures with us for a chance to win some big daily prizes. You’ll also have a chance to land the cover of the September SPORTS `N SPOKES.

Over the years we’ve received hundreds of photos from around the world of your adventures of accessible hiking, extreme chair skating (WCMX) and bungee jumping – to name just a few. Here’s your chance to get in on the action, encourage others to be active and win some fun prizes along the way, so Go, Let’s Go!

You can submit your 2016 GOEL photo here anytime between June 1-30, 2016 for a chance to win a grand prize.

Photo courtesy of Get Out Enjoy Life 2014, Submitted by Chanelle Houston
Photo courtesy of Get Out Enjoy Life 2014, Submitted by Chanelle Houston

To participate in the daily destination prize giveaway, visit us on Facebook. SPORTS `N SPOKES and Wheel:Life.

About The Program:

Each day, beginning June 10-24, you’ll find an accessible destination, event or organization listed on the S’NS and/or Wheel:Life  Facebook pages. When you comment on the postings, you’ll automatically be entered to win the daily prize.

To participate in the 2016 GOEL daily destination contest, simply visit the SPORTS `N SPOKES and/or Wheel:Life Facebook pages, look for the daily destination posting and leave a comment. It’s that easy. You’ll be entered to win the daily destination drawing.

If you’re not already following us, click on the links to “LIKE” our Facebook pages, and you’ll be ready to roll! Remember, to be eligible to win the daily prizes you MUST COMMENT on the posts of places and programs we mention. Winners will be selected for each post each day after comments are reviewed.

Photo courtesy of Get Out Enjoy Life 2015, Submitted by Bryson Dowdy
Photo courtesy of Get Out Enjoy Life 2015, Submitted by Bryson Dowdy

Participants also may submit photos of related family vacations and weekend outings to be considered for one of three Grand Prizes.  Winners from the related photo contest will receive the Get Out, Enjoy Life Prize Pack and the grand prizes listed below.

  • First Place Photo Winner
    First-place winner will receive a new Panthera X carbon fiber wheelchair [retail value: $11,000.00] courtesy of Triumph Mobility, the Get Out, Enjoy Life prize pack mentioned above and based on photo quality, the cover of the September 2016 S’NS issue. Winning photos that do not meet our production and design resolutions will be placed in the Final Frame section of the magazine and the winner will receive a 2-year subscription to SPORTS `N SPOKES magazine.panthera x
  • Second Place Photo Winner
    Second-place winner will receive a new Bellyak Kayak for people with paralysis [retail value: $1995.00], a complimentary one-year subscription to SPORTS `N SPOKES magazine, the Get Out, Enjoy Life prize pack mentioned above and their winning photo featured in the Final Frame of the September 2016 issue of SPORTS `N SPOKES.6 KyleMorgan
  • Third Place Photo Winner

Third-place winners will receive a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, courtesy of Comfort Medical, a complimentary copy of the September 2016 SPORTS `N SPOKES issue, and the Get Out, Enjoy Life prize pack above. The winning photo will be featured as “Spoke of the Week” on the S’NS web site.

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Contest details and official rules — Here’s all the legal stuff you should check out.
Contest ends on June 30, 2016.

SPORTS ‘N SPOKES Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sportsnspokes
Wheel:Life Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wheellifeonline

Photo courtesy of 2014 Get Out, Enjoy Life contest, submitted by Zander.
Photo courtesy of 2014 Get Out, Enjoy Life contest, submitted by Zander.

Event sponsors include RoboCupLuminAid Hollister IncorporatedCure Medical – Comfort MedicalKessler Rehabilitation HospitalWoody FoundationDooblesAlter UR EgoMyMedic – GRIT Freedom Chair, and many other supporters that will be recognized throughout the program.

About SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine

SPORTS ‘N SPOKES is a bimonthly publication produced by the Paralyzed Veterans of America. S’NS reports on competitive sports and recreation for wheelchair users. Since 1975, S’NS has been a leader in wheelchair sports coverage and currently goes to more than 50,000 subscribers in 43 countries worldwide. Our readers come from all walks of life, all having one thing in common: determination!  SPORTS ‘N SPOKES is committed to providing a voice for the wheelchair sporting and recreation community.  For more information, visit http://www.sportsnspokes.com.

wheel:life - for friends who use wheelchairsAbout Wheel:Life
Wheel:Life is a global social community and digital publication that assists people in addressing the many questions and challenges that come with using a wheelchair. Wheel:Life resources help people with disabilities in locating quality health and medical resources, educational and employment avenues; local and virtual peer support groups; and accessible travel destinations. Based in Coral Springs, FL, Wheel:Life is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Comfort Medical, LLC, a leading national mail-order provider of urological and ostomy supplies. Join more than 27,000 friends who use wheelchairs at www.wheel-life.com or www.facebook.com/wheellifeonline.


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