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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!

April 2 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Victoria Inuarak Pond Inlet My brother, Lee Inuarak, getting the dog sled ready to go back to Pond Inlet from Sanniru (Button Point), March 2014. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᕕᒃᑑᕆᐊ ᐃᓄᐊᕋᖅ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥᐅᖅ ᐅᓇ ᐊᓂᑯᓗᒐ, ᓖ ᐃᓄᐊᕋᖅ, ᖃᒧᑎᒥᒃ ᐅᓯᐅᖅᑲᐃᔪᖅ ᐅᑎᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒧᑦ ᓴᓐᓂᕈᑎᓂ...
1009Jessica Mucpa_WINNER Jessica Mucpa Pond Inlet Sunrise in Pond Inlet.

September 10 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER Jessica Mucpa Pond Inlet Sunrise in Pond Inlet. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ ᔭᓯᑲ ᒪᒃᐸ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᓯᕿᓐᓂᖅ ᓴᖅᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᖅ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ. Connor Koonoo Pond Inlet Pond Inlet on June 29, 2018. ᑳᓄᕐ ᑰᓄ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᔫᓂ 29, 2018−ᒥ.         Fiona Aglak Pond Inlet Marilyn amaatanga Robin from Pond Inlet. Aug. 23, 2018. ᕕᐅᓇ ᐊᒡᓚᒃ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᒥᐊᕆᓕᓐ ᐊᒫᖅᑕᖓ ᕌᐱᓐ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ....

January 15 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Lindsay Kidlapik Arviat "Peyton Nicole, age 5. Enjoying the nice weather on May 14, 2017 while ice fishing. She was very excited to camp out on the land in a tent for the first time...

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...

February 25 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Gregory Ningeocheak Coral Harbour Bearded seal going for air at its breathing hole, outside Coral Harbour. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᒍᕋᒍᕆ ᓂᖏᐅᑦᓯᐊᖅ ᓴᓪᓕᑦ ᐅᒡᔪᒃ ᐊᓂᖅᓵᕆᐊᖅᑐᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᒡᓗᖓᓂ, ᓴᓪᓖᑦ ᓯᓚᑖᓂ.       Patricia Mablik Naujaat Travelling to Naujaat in tuktu atajuq, spring 2018. Photo taken by Rhoda Nasalik. ᐸᑐᕆᓯᐊᑦ ᒪᑉᓕᒃ ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᖅᑐᑦ ᓇᐅᔮᓄᑦ...
2904Victoria Kalluk_WINNER.jpg Victoria Kalluk Clyde River I took this photo while walking to friends house and we saw this heart shaped cloud, April 10, 2019.

April 29 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Victoria Kalluk Clyde River I took this photo while walking to a friend's house and we saw this heart-shaped cloud. April 10, 2019. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᕕᒃᑐᐊᕆᐊ ᑲᓪᓗᒃ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᒃ ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕆᔭᒪ ᐃᒡᓗᖓᓄᙵᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᖓ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᑯᓚᐅᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᐆᒻᒪᑎᑐᑦ-ᓴᓇᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᓄᕗᔭᒥ ᐊᐃᑉᕆᓕ 10, 2019-ᒥ.     Eric...

June 3 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Randy Quaraq Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet Ryan Tom Quaraq, 4, from Pond Inlet, on May 7, holding his first kill, a ptarmigan he shot. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᕌᓐᑎ ᖁᐊᕋᖅ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᕋᐃᔭᓐ ᑖᒻ ᖁᐊᕋᖅ, 4, ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥᐅᑕᖅ, ᒪᐃ 7-ᒥ, ᑎᒍᒥᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᑐᖁᑕᒥᓂᑦ, ᐊᕿᒡᒋᕐᒥ ᖁᑭᓚᐅᖅᑕᒥᓂᑦ.               Amy...

August 6 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Sereena Nattuk Curley Hall Beach Teamwork is the way. Guys preparing walrus meat to ferment near Hall Beach. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᓯᕇᓇ ᓇᑐᒃ ᑰᓕ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᒃ ᑲᑎᙵᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᒃᑐᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐅᕗᖅ. ᐊᖑᑏᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐃᔪᑦ ᐊᐃᕕᐅᑉ ᓂᕿᖓᓐᓂ ᐃᒍᓇᖅᓯᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᐅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ. Simon Akearok Curley Hall Beach Went caribou hunting March 30,...

February 5 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Sasha Hickes Baker Lake Here's my son, who has been away for hockey, now into his fourth year. He goes out hunting when he comes back home. I took him out hunting to catch his...
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...

April 23 – On-the-Land Contest

David Kullualik Pangnirtung David Kullualik, with caught narwhal, with father and brother, at Cumberland Sound near Kekertan Island, May 30, 2007. ᑏᕕᑦ ᑲᓪᓗᐊᓕᒃ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᒥᐅᖅ ᑏᕕᑦ ᑲᓪᓗᐊᓕᒃ, ᑑᒑᓕᖕᒥᒃ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᐊᑖᑕᖓᓗ ᐊᖓᔪᐊᓗ, ᑎᓄᔭᕐᕕᐅᑉ ᐃᑭᐊᓂ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ, ᒪᐃ 30, 2007-ᒥ.         Caroline Arragutainaq Sanikiluaq Annabelle holding...
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...

March 4 – On-the-Land Contest

  WINNER: Jack Iqaluk Sanikiluaq Jan. 22, 2019, my youngest daughter scraping polar bear skin that I caught the day before.March ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᔮᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᒃ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᖅ ᔭᓄᐊᕆ 22, 2019, ᓄᑲᖅᖠᖅᐹᖁᑎᒐ ᐸᓂᒐ ᓇᓄᖅᑭᕆᔪᖅ ᖁᑭᓚᐅᖅᑕᓐᓂ ᐃᑉᐱᒃᓴᖓᓂ.       Roxanne Anowtalik Arviat Shooting shortened double barrel near Arviat, spring of 2012. ᕌᒃᓵᓐ...

May 28 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Bridgette Aulatjut Arviat Summer 2017 – while trying to catch a bigger fish than my husband, I caught this fish south of Arviat. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᐳᕆᔾᔨᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᖅ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᒥᐅᖅ ᐊᐅᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ 2017-ᒥ - ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᒋᐊᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᓴᒥᒃ ᐊᐃᑉᐸᓐᓂᑦ ᐱᖅᑳᕋᓱᐊᓚᐅᕋᒪ, ᐆᒥᖓᖔᕐᓕ ᐃᖃᓗᓚᐅᖅᑐᖓ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᓂᒡᒋᖔᖓᓂᑦ.               Isabell Mickiyuk Sanikiluaq ‘Qunirutsiuk’ collecting eider...

March 12 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Marie Naqitarvik Arctic Bay Arctic Bay, spring of 2017. ᒧᕇ ᓇᕿᑦᑕᕐᕕᒃ ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᖕᒥᐅᖅ ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᖕᒥ, ᐅᐱᕐᖔᒃᑯᑦ 2017-ᒥ.             Paul Kabloona Baker Lake We witness the annual caribou migration that pass by across the lake every summer in July. ᐸᓪ ᖃᓪᓗᓇᖅ ᖃᒪᓂ’ᑐᐊᒥᐅᖅ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᒐᑦᑕ ᐊᕐᕋᒍᑕᒫᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᑕᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑳᕐᕕᒋᖃᑦᑕᖅᑕᖓᒎᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᐅᔭᖅ...

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...
1305Jeffrey Qaunaq_WINNER.jpg Jeffrey Qaunaq Grise Fiord This was near Grise Fiord, narwhals at their natural behaviour, luckily I had time to take my drone out and take some pictures and videos.

May 13 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Jeffrey Qaunaq Grise Fiord This was near Grise Fiord, narwhals at their natural behaviour, luckily I had time to take my drone out and take some pictures and videos. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᔭᕗᕆ ᖃᐅᓐᓇᖅ ᐊᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᖅ ᐅᓇ ᐊᐅᓱᐃᑦᑑᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ, ᐊᓪᓚᙳᐊᑦ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖃᕐᕕᒋᓲᖓᓐᓂ,...

January 22 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Kyra Tanuyak Chesterfield Inlet "This is my daughter Katelyn Panimiran Tanuyak. She loves to go out hunting, and she caught her first umingmak in summer 2017 near Chesterfield Inlet." ᑲᐃᕋ ᑕᓄᔭᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥᐅᖅ “ᐅᓇ ᐸᓂᒐ ᑮᑦᓕᓐ ᐸᓂᒥᕋᖅ ᑕᓄᔭᖅ. ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒋᐊᒃᓴᖅ...
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...

August 13 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Donalda Malla Arviat Touch the rainbow, taste the rainbow! Photo by Michelle Malla, July 30, 2018. WINNER: ᑐᓈᓪᑕ ᒪᓚ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᕈᒃ ᐊᔭᒍᑕᖅ, ᐆᒡᓗᒍ ᐊᔭᒍᑕᖅ! ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᒥᓯᐅᓪ ᒪᓚᒧᑦ, ᔪᓚᐃ 30, 2018.                       Sharon Krejunark Kugaaruk One of David Riley Krejunark's catch, harpooning the second...