Survivorman Comp Will Place a Fan in the Wild with Les Stroud

Photo by Laura Bombier.


Les Stroud, star of OLN Canada and Discovery Channel’s Survivorman, is heading in to the wilderness again, but this time he will not be alone. Les is taking one lucky fan with him, with no food, no water, no shelter and no camera crew, for an episode of Survivorman. Les has survived in a raft at sea, fought off the frigid cold, avoided bear attacks and more, logging a half-million miles trekking across the world in the process, but can he survive while having to look out for another person?

To be considered, fans must convince Stroud, via uploading a five to 10 minute video, that they’re the right person for the job. Aspiring contestants can visit for details about the contest. Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 1.


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“Year after year, I’ve battled the elements, gotten lost at sea, had frightening run-ins with animals, and I’ve done it all alone, with only my camera,” says Stroud. “I’m ready for some company. If you’d like to join me in my wilderness journey—and you’re ready to take whatever curveballs Mother Nature will throw at you—I look forward to seeing your video.”

Survivorman is one of the highest rated shows in the history of OLN Canada, the Science Channel U.S. and Discovery Channel U.S., and remains the highest rated repeat show on the Discovery Channel. “When creating a video, I want to emphasize that I’m not judging you by your survival skills,” says Stroud. “Rather, I’d prefer to see your personality, your filming ability and other unique qualities to get an idea of who you are and what you could bring to the show.” He says videos should be five minutes in length, and encourages contestants to share their video on social media, tagged #survivormanvideocontest.

Les Desert
Photo by Laura Bombier.