August 12, 2010

"Snap and Share It" in Newport Beach and Win Big - Story & Photo Contest

In a place where endless summers reign, nostalgic snapshots tell stories of romantic getaways, family fun and adventurous days under sunny skies. A photo might be worth a thousand words, but now it's also worth thousands of dollars in prizes at Visitors who share their photos accompanied by a short story have an opportunity to win a variety of prizes, including a vacation to relive unforgettable moments created in Newport Beach.

"'Your Story Awaits' Story and Photo Contest encourages travelers to get creative and make us laugh, cry or gawk over the memories they've created in Newport Beach," says Kim Severini, Senior VP of Marketing at Visit Newport Beach, Inc. "Once you log on and submit your story, you can see how your anecdote measures up with other adventurers and you could win an opportunity to create new magical memories in Southern California's favorite beach town."

Ready to let your photo lead you back to Newport Beach? Visit to upload your photo and submit your story beginning July 27, 2010. The contest is also live on the Visit Newport Beach Facebook Fan Page where more than 15,000 fans can share their memories of visiting Newport Beach. By entering, each contestant receives a $50 discount code on Travelocity for a future trip to Newport Beach. For 10 consecutive weeks, a weekly winner will be announced and gifted with prize packages through October 5, 2010. The grand prize winner will receive two roundtrip Southwest tickets to Newport Beach, two nights at the Hyatt Regency, $100 gift card to Fashion Island, a dinner cruise for two onboard the Hornblower and two rounds of golf at the OCC Gold Coast Coyote Hills. Winners are based on public votes so entrants are encouraged to spread the word to rack up votes for their story.

About Newport Beach is the official online destination for traveler information on Newport Beach hotels, maps, restaurants, attractions and everything to plan your next beach vacation. Located on the beautiful Newport Coast of California, Newport Beach offers travelers a selection of some of the best beach hotels in Orange County, or as the locals call it "The OC." With over 10 miles of sunny beaches, the largest recreational harbor on the West Coast of California, and "one of the cleanest beaches" in the United States, we want to help you plan your Newport Beach and Southern California vacation now!


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