Want to get great exposure across the Midwest as the featured property on the cover of the 2014 Wisconsin Lodging Directory? Then enter the Lodging Directory Cover Contest!
Submit your images to firstname.lastname@example.org
WH&LA member properties may submit up to two photos featuring indoor and/or outdoor locations at their Wisconsin lodging property. No identifying signage is allowed. Web-resolution photos may be submitted for judging, but a high-resolution, print-quality version must be available should your photo be chosen as the winner. No exceptions.
Photos must be e-mailed to Michelle in the WH&LA office by FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013, at NOON CDT. Photos received after the deadline will not be considered. Hard-copy photos may be mailed to WH&LA Lodging Directory Cover Contest, 1025 S. Moorland Road, Suite 200 Brookfield, WI 53005 and must be received (not postmarked) by the deadline.
All photo entries will be submitted to a third-party for first-round judging, where 12 Cover Finalists will be chosen with no more than one finalist image from any one property. Each of the 12 Cover Finalists will be charged a $300 promotion fee due to the great added visibility outlined below. The past three years of cover contest winners (2013, 2012 and 2011) are not eligible to participate in the 2014 contest.
The 12 Cover Finalists will each have a 2014 Lodging Directory cover designed and displayed at a special page at wisconsinlodging.org from Monday, April 22 through Monday, May 6. The traveling public will be able to vote for their favorite cover on the page. Each finalist will also be featured in a special edition of the WisconsINN Getaways email newsletter, sent to more than 9,000 subscribers. Additionally, finalists will be promoted via WH&LA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts throughout the voting period, and finalists are encouraged to promote the contest through their own social media channels. The winner of the cover contest will be announced on Friday, May 10.
The Fine Print
Cover Finalists will be notified and billed the $300 promotional fee on or around April 22, 2013. If payment is not received by May 1, 2013, the property’s image will be disqualified. Only properties that have paid by the deadline will be featured in the promotional email. The Cover Finalist that is chosen as winner must renew its WH&LA membership on or before June 30, 2013, to be eligible to be featured on the cover. The winner must also continue or expand its Lodging Directory advertising commitment from 2013. If a property wins the cover contest but chooses not to renew membership, it will be disqualified and the second-place finalist will be named the winner. WH&LA reserves the right to refuse any photo submission for any reason.
Questions? Contact Michelle in the WH&LA office via e-mail at email@example.com or call 262/782-2851.