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Do you have an amazing story from your adventures on the land? Tell us your story and show us your photos for a chance to win $100. Each week, we will pick one story from those submitted to editor@nunavutnews.com, or by mail to Nunavut News, PO Box 28, Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0.

Entries will be placed on our Nunavut News Facebook page. Story and photo with the most combined Likes and Shares at the end of the week wins!

ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᑐᓴᕈᒥᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐊᓯᕙᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᒃᓴᖃᖅᐲᑦ? ᐅᓂᒃᑲᐅᓯᕆᔪᓐᓇᖅᑕᑎᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᖑᐊᓂᒃᓗ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓗᑎᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕋᕕᑦ $100-ᓂᒃ. ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᑕᒫᑦ, ᓂᕈᐊᖅᓯᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᒥᒃ ᑖᒃᑯᓇᖓᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓂᑯᓂᑦ editor@nunavutnews.com-ᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔭᐅᓂᑯᓂᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᑎᒍᑦ ᐅᕗᖓ Nunavut News, PO Box 28, Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0. ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂ ᕖᔅᐳᒃᑯᑎᒍᑦ ᑐᕌᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᖑᐊᑦ ᓇᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐱᒃᑯᒥᒋᔭᐅᓂᖅᐹᑦ ᑕᐅᖅᓰᖅᑕᐅᒐᔪᖕᓂᖅᐹᓪᓗ ᐊᑭᐅᓯᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ!

1802Dino Bruce_WINNER Dino Bruce Coral Harbour Hunters in Coral Harbour still practising a traditional method using only a harpoon. John Nakoolak caught this female bearded seal. Southampton Island or Coral Harbour (Jan 30, 2019).

February 18 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Dino Bruce Coral Harbour Hunters in Coral Harbour still practising a traditional method using only a harpoon. John Nakoolak caught this female bearded seal. Southampton Island or Coral Harbour, Jan. 30. ᑏᓅ ᐳᕉᔅ ᓴᓪᓖᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᑦ ᓴᓪᓕᓂᑦ ᓱᓕ ᐊᑐᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᒍᑦ...
1102Peter Aqqaq_WINNER Peter Aqqaq Taloyoak Wayne Aiyout letting loose an arrow towards caribou. Photo taken near Taloyoak, August 2015.

February 11 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Peter Aqqaq Taloyoak Wayne Aiyout letting loose an arrow towards caribou. Photo taken near Taloyoak, August 2015. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᐲᑕ ᐊᖅᑲᖅ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐅᐊᐃᓐ ᐊᐃᔭᐅᑦ ᖄᕐᔪᖕᒥ ᓴᖅᑯᐃᔪᖅ ᑐᒃᑐᒧᑦ. ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 2015.       Candice Kabloona Baker Lake Candice Kabloona with her catch with billions of...

February 4 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Shaiane Kootook Taloyoak Wayne and Andrew Aiyout with their first narwhal. On the other side of the ocean, on a beautiful day, August 21, 2017. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᓴᐃᐋᓐ ᑰᑑᒃ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐅᐊᐃᓐ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐋᓐᑐᕉ ᐊᐃᔭᐅᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᓪᓚᙳᐊᒥ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᖅᑕᒥᓂᑦ, ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 21, 2017.       Brian Joseph Clyde...
2801Darlene Aiyout_WINNER Darlene Aiyout Taloyoak Igloo outside our cabin with colourful northern lights taken this past weekend.

January 28 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Darlene Aiyout Taloyoak Igloo outside our cabin with colourful northern lights, taken this past weekend. ᑖᓖᓐ ᐊᐃᔭᐅᑦ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᕕᒐᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᕋᓛᑦᑕ ᓯᓚᑖᓂ ᑕᖅᓴᖃᐅᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᖅᓴᕐᓂᓂᑦ, ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ.               Cathryn Epp Cambridge Bay Myself, ice fishing July 2, 2018. ᑲᑕᕆᓐ ᐃᑉ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᖅ ᐅᕙᖓ, ᓯᑯᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᖃᓪᓕᐊᖅᖢᖓ ᔪᓚᐃ...
2101Keenan Eetuk_WINNER Keenan Eetuk Rankin Inlet

January 21 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Keenan Eetuk Rankin Inlet ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᑮᓇᓐ ᐃᑦᑐᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ               Brandon William Qirqqut Gjoa Haven Mason Max Qirqqut with his first muskox near Gjoa Haven, Jan. 4, 2019. ᐳᕌᓐᑎᓐ ᐅᐃᓕᐊᒻ ᕿᖅᑯᑦ ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᖅ ᒪᐃᓴᓐ ᒫᒃᔅ ᕿᖅᑯᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᐅᒥᖕᒪᒃᑕᒥᓂᑦ ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᖅ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ, ᔭᓄᐊᕆ 4, 2019−ᒥ.     Gina Ann Panigayak Taloyoak Clayton Panigayak...
1401Jessie Malliki _WINNER Jessie Malliki Naujaat My dad Paul Malliki's caribou antlers Christmas tree in Naujaat.

January 14 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Jessie Malliki Naujaat My dad Paul Malliki's caribou antler Christmas tree in Naujaat. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᔭᓯ ᒪᓕᑭ ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᐊᑖᑕᒪ ᐹᓪ ᒪᓕᑭᐅᑉ ᑐᒃᑐᒥ ᓇᒡᔪᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᖕᒥ ᓇᐹᖅᑐᖓ ᓇᐅᔮᓂᑦ.                       Aquila Kiviaq Attungala Baker Lake Full moon, moon-dog, and moonlight reflecting off the ice in Baker Lake. ᐊᑯᐃᓛ ᑭᕕᐅᖅ...

2018 Amazing Land Stories of the Year

Here are the top photos from Nunavut News' 2018 Amazing On the Land Photo Stories Contest, as selected from our weekly winners! The runaway favourite and winner of the 2018 photo of the year was...

December 24 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Norman Koonoo Pond Inlet The Hanseatic cruise ship came into my view as I was taking pictures of the mountains Aug. 7, 2017 in Pond Inlet. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᓄᐊᒪᓐ ᑯᓄ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ Hanseatic ᐳᓚᕋᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᑎᑭᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᓐᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᑎᓪᓗᖓ ᖃᖅᑲᓂᑦ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 7, 2017−ᒥ...
1712Laura Annie_WINNER Laura Annie Qikiqtarjuaq This photo was taken September 2, 2018, berry picking for the weekend south of Qikiqtarjuaq called Mattaa Fiord.

December 17 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Laura Annie Qikiqtarjuaq Sept. 2, 2018, berry picking for the weekend south of Qikiqtarjuaq at Mattaa Fiord. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᓗᐊᕋ ᐋᓂ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 2, 2018, ᓄᓇᕕᒋᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ ᓂᒋᖓᓂ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᒪᑦᑕ ᑲᖏᖅᓱᖓᓂ.         Craig Nanordluk Naujaat This was in September, that's me driving, along with...
1012Eliza Naomi Eetoolook_WINNER Eliza Naomi Eetoolook Taloyoak Me and my common-law out fishing in Tigluarvik after freeze up.

December 10 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Eliza Naomi Eetoolook Taloyoak Me and my common-law out fishing in Tigluarvik after freeze up. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᐃᓚᐃᓴ ᓇᐃᐆᒥ ᐃᑦᑐᓗᒃ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐅᕙᖓᓗ ᐊᐃᑉᐸᕋᓗ ᐃᖃᓪᓕᐊᖅᖢᑕ ᑎᒡᓗᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᕿᕿᑎᓪᓗᒍ.               Jamie Panipak Clyde River Last summer narwhal hunting. ᔭᐃᒥ ᐸᓂᒃᐸᒃ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᒃ ᐊᐅᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᓪᓚᙳᐊᓂ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕋᓱᒃᑎᓪᓗᑕ.   Peter Adjuk Arviat Curious mother and her cub. October 2018,...
Katrina Germino Pond Inlet One of the many spectacular sunsets here in Pond Inlet. You can see the natural displays of beauty. Photo taken Oct. 28.

December 3 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Katrina Germino Pond Inlet One of the many spectacular sunsets here in Pond Inlet. You can see the natural displays of beauty. Photo taken Oct. 28. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᑲᑎᕇᓇ ᔫᒥᓅ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᑲᔾᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᓯᕿᓂᖅ ᓂᐱᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐅᕙᓂ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ. ᑕᑯᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᓯᓚᒥ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ...
2611Marina Aqqiaruq_WINNER Marina Aqqiaruq Iglulik My husband Dennis Aqqiaruq took this photo while seal hunting in September. Looks like a wave and a heart shape.

November 26 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Marina Aqqiaruq Iglulik My husband Dennis Aqqiaruq took this photo while seal hunting in September. Looks like a wave and a heart shape. ᒪᕇᓇ ᐊᕿᐊᕈᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒃ ᐅᐃᒐ ᑕᓂᔅ ᐊᕿᐊᕈᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓇᑦᑎᕋᓱᒃᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓯᑎᐱᕆᒥ. ᒪᓪᓕᐅᖅᑰᔨᔪᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐆᒻᒪᑎᒥᒃ ᓴᓇᐅᒪᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ                     Emigluaqtuq Nutarasungnik Rankin Inlet Saw this...
1911Sarah Peryouar_WINNER Sarah Peryouar Baker Lake Blake Inukpaaluk Peryouar tying caribou hind legs together in order to carry it back to the boat, on September 16/17, at Hatsiumani'tuaq, outside Baker Lake, NU.

November 19 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Sarah Peryouar Baker Lake Blake Inukpaaluk Peryouar tying caribou hind legs together in order to carry it back to the boat, on September 16/17, at Hatsiumani'tuaq, outside Baker Lake. ᓯᐊᕋ ᐱᕐᔪᐊᕐ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᖅ ᐸᓚᐃᒃ ᐃᓄᒃᐹᓗᒃ ᐱᕐᔪᐊᕐ ᕿᓚᒃᓯᔪᖅ ᑐᒃᑑᑉ ᑐᓄᐊᓂ ᓂᐅᖏᓐᓂ...
1211Sal Kanayuk_WINNER Sal Kanayuk Pangnirtung Friday Oct. 26, sunset in Pangnirtung.

November 12 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Sal Kanayuk Pangnirtung Friday, October 26, sunset in Pangnirtung. ᓯᐊᓪ ᑲᓇᔪᖅ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᖅ ᐅᓪᓗᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ, ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 26, ᓯᕿᓂᖅ ᐊᑦᑎᒃᓯᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᒥ.             Ayla Marie Kavik-Mickiyuk Sanikiluaq We were five people in our house 65 miles out of town, my dog was barking for over 10 minutes...
0511Julia Saumik_WINNER Julia Saumik Naujaat Five of Paniaq Siusangnark’s great grandchildren graduated in Tugaalik High School. Back row from left: Lorena Siusangnark, Jean Nelson Siusangnark, Rosalie Ijjangiaq, Tiffany Siusangnark, Lloyd Siusangnark. Aug. 24, 2018.

November 5 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Julia Saumik Naujaat Five of Paniaq Siusangnark's great-grandchildren graduated from Tugaalik High School Aug. 24. Back row from left: Lorena Siusangnark, Jean Nelson Siusangnark, Rosalie Ijjangiaq, Tiffany Siusangnark, Lloyd Siusangnark. ᔪᓕᐊ ᓴᐅᒥᒃ ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᑦ ᐸᓂᐊᖅ ᓯᐅᓴᕐᓈᑉ ᐃᓗᓕᖏᑦ ᐃᓱᓕᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑑᒑᓕᒃ...
2910Jordan Unainuk St John_WINNER Jordan Unainuk St John Arviat Heading back to the cabin west of Arviat, we thought it was water at first, nice clear ice.

October 29 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Jordan Unainuk St John Arviat Heading back to the cabin west of Arviat, we thought it was water at first, nice clear ice. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᔪᐊᑕᓐ ᐅᓚᐃᓐᓄᒃ ᓴᐃᓐᑦ ᔮᓐ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐅᑎᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᕋᓛᒧᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐱᓇᖕᓇᖓᓄᑦ, ᐃᒪᐅᓇᓱᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᕗᑦ, ᓯᑯᓯᒪᓕᓵᖅᑐᖅ.                     Amanda Nanauq Qavvik Kugaaruk Lloyd Aaquaq Qavvik's first...
2210Kenneth Kripanik Kenneth Kripanik Iglulik August 29, 2018. Waiting for seals to pop up at Suluraugaq.In the picture is Melvin Taqqaugaq, Marian Kripanik, Patrick-John Attagutaluk and Mason Taqqaugaq.

October 22 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Madeleine Qumuatuq Pangnirtung Moon going down amongst the Pangnirtung mountains. G'nite. Sinitsianiaqusi/have a good sleep. ᓵᓚᖃᖅᑐᖅ: ᒫᑕᓕᓐ ᖁᒻᒧᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᖅ ᑕᖅᑭᖅ ᐊᖅᑲᖅᑎᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᖅ ᑕᐅᕘᓇ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᑉ ᖃᖅᑲᖓᒍᑦ. ᐅᓐᓄᒃᑯᑦ. ᓯᓂᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑯᓯ/have a good sleep.         Devon Manik Resolute Bay Hunted a nanuq (polar bear) on Wednesday last week with...
1510Katrina Germino_WINNER Katrina Germino Pond Inlet Winter is coming! The first fall of snow in Pond Inlet, Sept. 2018.

October 15 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Katrina Germino Pond Inlet Winter is coming! The first fall of snow in Pond Inlet, Sept. 2018. ᑲᑕᕇᓇ ᔫᕐᒥᓄ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖅ ᑎᑭᓕᖅᐳᖅ! ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᖃᓐᓂᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃᖕᒥ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 2018.                         Amarualik Uluriak Alert Alert, Aug. 22, 2018. View from cockpit of Kenn Borek. Nunavut on...
0810Jessica Tinashlu_WINNER Jessica Tinashlu Naujaat This was taken near Naujaat, Sept. 22, frozen lake about 2 inches thick that looks like they’re walking on water.

October 8 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Jessica Tinashlu Naujaat This was taken near Naujaat, Sept. 22, frozen lake about two inches thick that looks like they're walking on water. (Jessica is our first two-time winner. You'll recall her first one of the polar...
0110Katrina Germino_WINNER Katrina Germino Pond Inlet This photo was taken last August. Friendly people and beautiful community. Mountains, icebergs and glaciers. Truly Pond Inlet is one of Canada’s “jewels of the North”.

October 1 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Katrina Germino Pond Inlet This photo was taken last August. Friendly people and beautiful community. Mountains, icebergs and glaciers. Truly Pond Inlet is one of Canada's "jewels of the North". ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᑲᑕᕆᓇ ᔫᒥᓅ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐋᒍᔅᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ. ᑐᙵᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ...
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