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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!

Amazing On The Land photo contest winner loves her ‘cool dad’ Matthew Kunangnat

Matthew Kunangnat loves to get out on the land when he can, and his family obliges. One spring day in 2018, Winnie Seeteenak snapped a photo of her "cool dad" doing what he loves –...

February 26 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Nathaniel Kaludjak Rankin Inlet Samuel Kaludjak with his first walrus summer of 2016, about 20 miles away from Rankin Inlet. ᓈᑕᓇᐃ ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᖅ ᓵᒻᒧᐃᓕ ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥᒃ ᐊᐃᕕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ 2016 ᐊᐅᔭᖓᓂ, ᐃᒻᒪᖄ 20-ᒪᐃᓕᒥᒃ ᐅᖓᓯᖕᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᑦ.           Runners-up: Cassan Nattar Rankin Inlet Annabel Tiriisi Nattar's...

August 20 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Eva P Gibbons Arviat This was July 27 at 9:15 a.m., Mr. and Mrs. Josey Sr. Gibbons on our way up the road, but ended up with 50+ caribou. WINNER: ᐄᕙ ᐲ. ᒋᐱᓐᔅ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐅᓇ ᔪᓚᐃ 27−ᒥᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ 9:15 ᐅᓪᓛᒃᑯᑦ,...

July 23 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Tammy Pauloosie Taloyoak My daughter Misty mini water skipping with her 120. Taloyoak, June 2017. ᓵᓚᖃᖅᑐᑦ: ᑖᒥ ᐸᐅᓗᓯ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐸᓂᒐ ᒥᔅᑎ ᐃᒪᐅᑉ ᖄᖓᒎᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᖅ 120-ᖓᓄᑦ. ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ, ᔫᓂ 2017.               Cecile Panika Whale Cove Gordon Panika had just the right timing to take this picture 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...

March 18 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Winnie Seeteenak Baker Lake This is my cool dad who used to enjoy hunting and fishing until he lost his eyesight. Here he is fishing at Big Hips Island in the spring of 2018. Love my...
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...
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...
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...

June 4 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Gina Mike Pangnirtung Fishing last year outside of Pangnirtung in Iqalugaarjuk. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᔩᓇ ᒪᐃᒃ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᒥᐅᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᓴᕆᐊᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐊᕐᕌᓂ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥ.       Dianna Joy Kaludjak Rankin Inlet Sophia Kaludjak, age 10, with her dad, Leo Kaludjak, at Peter Lake holding her big trout measuring 43-1/8",...
0104Iqaqrialu ApiTah_WINNER.jpg Iqaqrialu ApiTah Arctic Bay John Joe happily having maktaaq at 6 months old, Aug. 31, 2018. He enjoys any kind of country food.

April 1 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Iqaqrialu ApiTah Arctic Bay John Joe happily having maktaaq at 6 months old, Aug. 31, 2018. He enjoys any kind of country food. ᐊᐱᑕ ᐃᓄᐊᕋᖅ ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᔮᓐ ᕼᐅ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᖢᓂ ᒪᒃᑖᖅᑐᖅᑐᖅ ᑕᖅᑭᖃᖅᖢᓂ 6-ᓂ, ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 31, 2018-ᒥ. ᒪᒪᑕᓲᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᒥ ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᖕᓂ. Roland...

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...

July 30 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Silas Pijamini Grise Fiord This is me (Silas) in Grise Fiord on top of the mountain on a cloudy July 16, 2016. My little cousin Abraham Pijamini took the photo. Lianne Qimippiarju Qikiqtarjuaq Alex and Jomie Nookiguak sitting on a...
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...

July 9 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Ramona Totalik Gjoa Haven This year, seal hunting weekend, my son Justin caught his first baby seal with a harpoon. ᓵᓚᓴᖅᑎ: ᕋᒨᓇ ᑑᑕᓕᒃ ᐅᓱᖅᑑᖅ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ, ᓇᑦᑎᕋᓱᖕᓇᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ, ᐃᕐᓂᕋ ᔭᔅᑕᓐ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᓇᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᓈᕐᒧᑦ.               Chelsea Sammurtok Rankin Inlet As I was going for...

March 11 – On-the-Land Contest

    WINNER: Sandra Saviakjuk Coral Harbour Tapia Saviakjuk and Dino Bruce picking up a seal down at floe edge in Feb. 2019. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᓵᓐᑐᕋ ᓴᕕᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᓴᓪᓖᑦ ᑕᐱᐊ ᓴᕕᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒡᑎᓅ ᐳᕉᔅ ᐊᐃᒃᓯᖅᑐᑦ ᓇᑦᑎᕐᒥ ᓯᓈᓂ ᕕᕈᐊᕆ 2019−ᒥ.     Angie Mary Ashevak Clyde River My boyfriend took this...

June 25 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Nina Qangoinuk Naujaat This picture was taken near Naujaat in 2016. My niece Dorianna Malliki waiting for a seal to pop up, excitement is around the corner again for Naujaamiut. ᓃᓇ ᖃᖑᐊᓐᓄᒃ ᓇᐅᔮᒥᐅᖅ ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓇᐅᔮᒥᐅᑦ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ 2016-ᒥ. ᐅᔪᕈᒐ...
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...

April 30 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Kuni Nungaq Inukjuak I took this photo inside look of a huge igluvigak back in 2014 in Inukjuak. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᑯᓂ ᓄᓐᖓᖅ ᐃᓄᒃᔪᐊᕐᒥᐅᖅ ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔭᕋ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᖏᔪᐊᒃᒥᒃ ᐃᒡᓗᕕᒐᕐᒥᒃ ᖃᒡᒋᓕᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ 2014-ᒥ ᐃᓄᒃᔪᐊᒥ.               Runners-up: Mary Mina Inukjuak Two-year-old Lymekie having too much fun playing...