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Brooks Falls Bear Lovers Givewaway


Do you love the bears of Brooks Falls? We do too! Who's your favorite bear? Otis the King, Popeye, Grazer, 747, 503, Walker, Holly, Divot, 856, Peanut, the list goes on & on!  While you might not be lucky enough to visit Katmai National Park in Alaska you can still have a bear of your own to enjoy thanks to the amazing art of Caroline Bletsis! Caroline has generously given of her time & talent to bring the lucky Grand Prize Winner of our contest their pick of their favorite bear that she will personally paint! Just imagine having Caroline's fantastic artwork of your favorite bear in your home to treasure! But wait there's more!!! The lucky second place winner will receive a beautiful hand painted trinket box featuring everyone's favorite bear Otis lined with his favorite & 2 lucky third place winners will each receive an adorable stuffed Otis bear handmade by Caroline!

What fabulous prizes! This giveaway is truly a bear lovers dream! You can enter once daily through 11:59 AK Time September 30, 2021 for your chance to win. Watch the live Brown Bear web cams from Katmai National Park daily at to see which bear you want in your painting if you are chosen the Grand Prize Winner. For more information on Katmai National Park visit-  
This giveaway is brought to you by-Scott Company Publishing- Travel Guide Magazine- 'It's A Keeper!' ™


Meet Caroline Bletsis

Caroline is a self-taught artist from an artistic family - both her grandmothers were talented artists, as was her mother and uncle. She specializes in animal paintings, both wild and domestic, but also paint landscapes, portraits and still life using watercolors, colored pencils, and acrylics.

Caroline lives in Fleet, Hampshire, England and is a member of the Fleet Art Society, The Wildlife Art Society, & the Marwell International Wildlife Art Society and have exhibited paintings at London Zoological Society, Bristol Zoo, Port Lympne Zoo, The Mall Galleries, Patchings Art Festival, Rookesbury Park, and Best of Hampshire Artists at Hillier Gardens, Romsey, as well as local exhibitions in Fleet and Farnborough.

She has been selected seven years running to be exhibited in the national wildlife painting competition PAWS, and won the Best Watercolor in 2003 and the Joyce Chaffin Award in the 2004 'all-time winners' final PAWS exhibition. she also took part in Channel 4's Watercolor Challenge in 2000 and was a Hampshire regional finalist.

Published work includes two illustrations in the Tony Paul book 'How to Create Texture in your Paintings', a series of 50 pen and wash illustrations in a set of educational story books for children with emotional difficulties and a Christmas card! She has been commissioned to provide the tin illustration and a tutorial for Derwent's selection of pencils 'Just Add Water', as well as two Inktense collections and the packaging for their Academy watercolor pencils.

She is currently working on a series of pet portrait commissions, as well as illustrations for two calendars featuring puppies and kittens. She has illustrated a book about potatoes as well - The People's Potatoes by Alan Wilson. She also designs, makes and sell items of jewelry and knitted accessories.

Most recently she has knitted sets, props and animal characters for the all knitted animated film Nudinits.


Please visit Caroline's sites to see her fantastic works of art

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Fill out the entry form below to be eligible to win. The Travel Guide Book- Brooks Falls Bear Lovers Giveaway! must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided on this site. The entry must fulfill all requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications will be disqualified. You may enter only once daily and you must fill in the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple e-mail addresses, identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules your submission will be removed. The prizes are nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Travel Guide Book- Brooks Falls Bear Lovers Giveaway! and it's sponsors to use winner's name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

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