Monday, May 24, 2010

Win up to $500 in prizes from Palm Springs tourism in their photo contest

Palm Springs tourism does a great job marketing our beautiful town. Here at Terra Cotta Inn, we have been open 15 years. In that time, we have had some mediocre tourism heads and now we have a very creative tourism department and leaders.

Our tourist department just created a photography contest where you can win up to $500 in prizes. You can use your prize money to stay at Terra Cotta Inn.

First you must join the Palm Springs tourism flickr group at:

Here are the rules from the Palm Springs tourism flickr group:

"Palm Springs Photo Contest

Visit Palm Springs is a group administrator Visit Palm Springs says:

Do you have a photo that captures that iconic image expressing the beauty, history and charm of Palm Springs?

Those who visit and live in Palm Springs know that there are amazing views, attractions, historical sites and entertainment.
Both amateur and professional photographers are invited to enter the Palm Springs Photo Contest to showcase their best images of Palm Springs' attributes and attractions.

What to Enter
The Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism is seeking images that portray Palm Springs as an attractive, unique destination. Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, overall impacts and artistic merit.

Suggested Shots
Photos of plants and wildlife
City and desert views
Interesting angles of familiar places
New and old architectural treasurers

Winning images will be featured in Palm Springs Bureau pf Tourism marketing materials. A total of $500.00 in prize money will be distributed, including a Grand Prize.

Adding photos to the Visit Palm Springs group on Flickr and entry to the contest constitutes agreement to allow photographs to be used by the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism to promote Palm Springs as a travel destination through its print and online materials.

How To Enter

1. Join the Palm Springs Flickr Group
2. Name Digital File as follows: Photos Title by Photographer's Name (example: Sunrise in Palm Springs by John Doe)
3. Upload an image into Flickr Group. Image must be 300 dpi and high-resolution.
4. Contest ends September 30, 2010.

The photo contest is open to everyone. Photo must be original and not have been previously published in any promotional materials, websites, etc.

The Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism shall have the right to verify, in their sole judgment, winner eligibility. By submitting a photo, you agree that you have obtained all necessary rights, permissions, consents, approvals and releases from any persons and commercial entities show, involved in the creation, displayed or who does or may have any interest or rights in connection with the photograph submitted."

Good luck everyone.

Above is a picture of Patty our manager. This is a typical Palm Springs scene at our resort, Terra Cotta Inn. Our guests are completely relaxed.

You will love Palm Springs. Although I haven't had a chance to upload this story yet, just picked Palm Springs as one of the top 4 weekend getaway destinations in the US. It's also a perfect place to take a vacation.

FYI, Terra Cotta Inn is a historic property being a midcentury modern Albert Frey building.

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
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We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

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