This summer, Wanye and I were sitting around Nation HQ dreaming up schemes for the Nation. All I could think of was that I wanted to give away more stuff.  From there, we started watching Japanese TV commercials and got distracted. Fortunately, we decided that we should start having monthly contests before we eventually fell into a rabbit hole of bizarre product ads and dancing monsters.

One of my favourite things to do, when Wanye is out of the country, is to give away his stash of goodies. The way I see it, Wanye doesn’t have to watch the Oilers lose right now and that deserves punishment.  We’re all sticking with this team regardless of their sucktacular play, and sometimes we need a way to ease some the pain.  After digging through the warehouse at Nation HQ and bothering some sponsors, I’ve scraped together some prizes for a picture contest.

This could be hilarious…


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Meet Kendra. You may have seen her at Oilers games dancing up a storm and serving up Snack Attacks like they’re going out of style. You may have also seen her repping NationGear, on Instagram, like it’s the only clothing line that matters (which it is). Because of her love of posing in NationGear, we’ve been inspired to hold a picture contest!

What does a picture contest entail? Let me tell you.

Basically, I’m looking for you guys to be as creative as possible, and show us what it means to be a Nation fan.  If you have some NationGear, slap it on and take some pictures in front of the big bat on 97th Street. Don’t have NationGear? Slap a sticker on your face and take some pictures in traffic. If you want to take a picture of yourself crying outside of Rexall, send it in and call it a day.  The sky is the limit!

The only real rule I’m going to put on this contest is to not break any laws, if possible. Seem easy enough?

Send any and all entries to me at  We’ll take the 5 best pictures, and put them up for a vote at the end of November.



Since no contest is complete without prizes, I’ve put together the following prize packages:

  • 1st place: Nation Hoodie, Sticker Package, Oodle Noodle GC, Pint GC
  • 2nd place: Nation Tee, Sticker Package, Oodle Noodle GC, Pint GC
  • 3rd place: Nation Tee, Sticker Package
  • We’ll pick 5 random contestants to win a Oodle Noodle or Pint GC

As always, I want to thank Print Machine, Oodle Noodle, and the Pint for putting up the prizes for this contest.  Winners will be selected through poll voting at the end of the month.  I’ll reach out to the winners via email, and shower them with praise and Internet glory.