S18 – Staches for Movember

Posted on November 03, 2014 at 7:19 am |


Halloween’s over, the skies are grey, and you’ve turned back the clocks – sure signs that it’s officially November. Many people don’t like this month because of the cold and rain, but we at VDL love it and want to make it fun for you: because it’s also the month of the Moustache!

Join our movement to raise money and awareness for men’s health – join the VDL Staches for Movember team! Grow your moustache in the next 30 days, tell and compare with your friends, sport it proudly at dodgeball (and everywhere else), raise funds for a worthwhile cause, and maybe even win an awesome grand prize!

How to enter:

  1. Register on the VDL team at http://moteam.co/vdl-staches-for-movember or go to https://ca.movember.com/register/ and search for team name “VDL Staches for Movember”

  2. Join our Instagram contest by following vdldodgeball, upload your stache to your Instagram account, and share it by tagging #myVDLstache at one of our gyms during the month.

  3. Vote for the best stache in the contest! If your picture gets the most Likes by the end of day November 30, you get a chance to win a custom printed t-shirt…displaying your own, unique moustache!

Ladies (and some of you gents who might not be very keen on growing out facial hair…heck, we know some of us just look better clean-shaven!) are probably thinking, what if I don’t have much of a moustache to show off? How do I get involved? Well, we still want you to join the VDL Movember team in the fight against cancer! You can donate money to the cause, or spread the word, or (best yet) give yourself mock moustaches to take pictures of in the gyms to compete in the Instagram contest! You can also represent your male counterparts or teammates who may not have Instagram accounts and post their pictures for a chance to win the prize!

Our team goal is to raise $1000. Funds raised through the Movember campaign benefits several organizations, including Prostate Cancer Canada, GAP5 Global Testicular Cancer Translational Research Initiative, and others.

So join our team – or better yet, get your whole dodgeball team to join the VDL Movember Staches team! Let’s use the power of the Moustache to create conversation on men’s health, and rally our efforts as a community to fight prostate and testicular cancer. Can we count on you, VDL Mo Bros and Mo Sistas?

Remember, photos are only eligible if they are tagged with #myVDLstache in the description, and you are part of the VDL Staches for Movember team and following @vdldogeball on Instagram. They cannot be submitted via Instagram Direct. All photos therein become the property of VDL. VDL also has the right to refuse an entry. For full contest details, see below:


1. Entry Period

  • Contest begins on Monday, November 3rd at 11:5pm
  • Contest ends on Sunday, November 30th at 11:59pm

2. Method of Entry

To be entered into the contest, upload the photo to your personal Instragram account. All eligible photos must be tagged with #myVDLstache in the photo description in order to qualify for submission. Poster must also be following @vdldodgeball (VDL’s official Instagram account). Photos cannot be submitted via Instagram Direct. All photos therein become the property of the Vancouver Dodgeball League. VDL also has the right to refuse an entry.

3. Eligibility

This VDL photo contest is open to current VDL players and Canadian residents.

To be eligible, the entrant must:

  • Post a photo of your “stache” taken at a VDL gym during the month of Movember
  • Hashtag #myVDLstache
  • Follow @vdldodgeball
  • Poster must join VDL’s Movember Team: VDL Staches for Movember

4. Format

The posted photo must be formatted for Instagram’s 1×1 (square) sizing ratio for uniformity and minimal negative space. No photo collages or combined images as the submission should be a single shot. Cropping, colour, tonal or sharpening corrections (such as Instagram filters) are permitted. Borders, frames, text or other graphic elements are NOT permitted.

5. Prize

Your awesome moustache proudly printed on a custom Tshirt for you!

6. Selection of Winner

VDL will check the hashtag #myVDLstache on Instagram for all eligible entries. VDL will also check to ensure Poster has joined VDL’s Movember Team: VDL Staches for Movember. Contestant with the most ‘likes’ on their picture wins. Contestants are allowed and encouraged to share their uploaded pictures via social media to gain votes/likes. The votes will be tallied and a winner will be announced on the VDL Instagram/Facebook Page Monday, December 1st, 2014 by 11:00pm.


  • Personality – Show us who you are!
  • Authenticity – Be original, but try to avoid phony/staged shots
  • Enthusiasm – Display a sense of energy and fun with dodgeball
  • Freshness – Make sure posts are up-to-date (nothing from yesteryears!)
  • Moustaches – Dodgeball is good. Moustached dodgeball is better!


These images may be used in future VDL marketing efforts for vdldodgeball.ca, our Facebook page and other social media outlets.

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