And The Winners For the Fstoppers Workshop In The Bahamas Are...

On May 28th - June 1st, Fstoppers is hosting our first ever Fstoppers Workshop in the Bahamas. Over the month of January we ran two contests where one lucky reader would win a free flight, classes, and accommodations to attend the event. The second contest winner would win free classes to anything he or she had already signed up for at the workshop. The random two winners have been picked and you can find out who won in the full post below:



For the first contest we had thousands of readers enter. In order to enter you had to either post a comment on the Fstoppers thread, leave a comment on youtube, tweet out our contest tweet, share the post on facebook, or write a facebook comment on the contest post. So basically there were 5 ways to enter, and over 4000 entries were submitted. We picked one randomized winner from each platform and then randomly picked the winner from those 5 entries.

The first winner for the $400 flight voucher, 5 free hotel nights, and access to any of the instructors' classes came from one of our Twitter entries.

ryan dearth entry

ryan dearth




Congratulations to Ryan Dearth for winning a free trip down to the 2014 Fstoppers Workshop in the Bahamas! Ryan is a lifestyle and commercial portrait photographer based out of Denver, Colorado. You can check out his portfolio at





rashad pennThe second contest was open to anyone who had already committed to the event and paid for their classes. When the contest closed, the number of people eligible was 48 which made the odds of winning this contest incredibly high. The random winner for this contest was Rashad Penn. For his winnings, we will reimburse him for the two classes he signed up for which include:

Mark Wallace's Kickstart Your Creativity
John Keatley's Marketing with the Big Boys.

Check out Rashad's work at



It is still not too late to sign up for the 2014 Fstoppers Workshop. At the moment, flights anywhere in the US to the Bahamas are less than $450 round trip (which is about the same price as a cross country domestic flight). Most of the instructors still have room in their classes and our hotel block is not yet full. For more information about this incredible event, check out our full promo video below or call us directly at 843.203.3996 for info on how you can reserve your spot.

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Miguel's picture

Congrats guys!

Zach Sutton's picture

That is awesome! Congrats to the winners!

Cathie Heart's picture

Congrats guys, enjoy yourselves and learn lots and lots! So envious of you both!

Michele Hammer's picture

Can't wait to see what everyone creates! SPF 50 ya'll!

Dearth's picture

Thanks Fstoppers, I can't explain how excited I am!! All of these workshops sound amazing, I can't wait. Until now I'd never won anything more than a T-shirt at a football game, so cheers!

Sunny Kaura's picture

Michele, did you happen to notice Rashad's heritage?

John_Skinner's picture

I apparently missed the 'beard memo'.... could I get a reissue of that sent down here please.

Brendon Salzer's picture

Congrats to Ryan:).
Wow... I wanted this so badly it actually made my brain ache. Oh well, next time perhaps :P

Rebecca Britt's picture

Ryan has some pretty awesome work there. Congrats on winning the full trip!

ajmills's picture

And the winner is... Not me, damnit.

Congrats to the winners, I'll be thinking of you while I'm getting drowned in the rain and wind...