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Showcase the excitement and beauty that Wisconsin lodging has to offer as the featured property on the cover of the 2016 Wisconsin Lodging Directory!

   

Gain exposure across the Midwest and beyond when your property graces the cover of 175,000 copies of this annual directory. The Wisconsin Lodging Directory Cover Contest allows properties to submit photos for judging, and compete in an online quest for the most votes from a group of 12 finalist photos. Engage your Twitter followers, Facebook fans, newsletter subscribers and loyal guests to help get out the vote!

THE CALL FOR ENTRIES ENDS
THURSDAY, APRIL 9 @ 11:59 pm CDT.
Submit your images to  communication@wisconsinlodging.org 

Details
WH&LA member properties may submit up to two photos featuring indoor 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. No exceptions.

Photos must be e-mailed to Michelle in the WH&LA office by THURSDAY, APRIL 9 at 11:59 PM 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, Ste. 200, Brookfield, WI 53005 and must be received 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 member properties chosen as a Cover Finalists will be charged a $300 promotion fee for the added visibility outlined below. The past three years of cover contest winners (2015, 2014 and 2013) are not eligible to participate in the 2016 contest. No additional fees will be charged to the Cover Contest winner.     

Promotion
The 12 Cover Finalists will each have a 2016 Lodging Directory cover designed and displayed at WisconsinLodging.org/covercontest from Monday, April 13 through Friday, May 1. 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 in April (click to see 2015 issue), sent to more than 8,000 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 8.

Terms
WH&LA member property Cover Finalists will be notified and billed the $300 promotional fee on or around April 10, 2015. If payment is not received by May 1, 2015, the property’s image will be disqualified. The Cover Finalist that is chosen as winner must renew its WH&LA membership on or before June 30, 2015, to be eligible to be featured on the cover. The winner must also continue or expand its Lodging Directory advertising commitment from 2015. 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. By submitting photo(s) to the Cover Contest, entrant agrees to outlined terms. WH&LA reserves the right to refuse any photo submission for any reason.

 Questions? Contact Michelle in the WH&LA office via email at communication@wisconsinlodging.org or call 262/782-2851.

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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 communication@wisconsinlodging.org

Details
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 communication@wisconsinlodging.org or call 262/782-2851.

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Be sure to watch the mail for your 2013 Wisconsin Lodging Directory listing form! This form is a proof of the information that will be displayed for your property in the lodging directory – please review the form carefully! Any adjustments, changes or additions can be made directly on the form and returned to Dustin in the WH&LA office by email or faxed to 262/782-2851.

If you haven’t already purchased a listing photo to go with your Lodging Directory listing, don’t miss out! Contact Brad in the WH&LA office to order your photo. Cost is only $275! Photo at left not shown to scale.

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Questions? Email Jennifer in the WH&LA office or call 262/782-2851.

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Congratulations to the Wilderness on the Lake, Wisconsin Dells, winner of the 2012 Wisconsin Lodging Directory Cover Contest! See this great photo gracing the cover of the directory starting in January 2012!

Thanks to all 12 excellent finalists, as well as the nearly 2,000 people who cast a vote!

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Help choose the cover of the 2011 Wisconsin Lodging Directory during our week-long vote! Three finalists were chosen from a pool of more than 70 entries, and we’re asking the traveling public to choose the winner.

Voting began Wednesday, May 26 and will end at 4 pm CDT on Friday, June 4. For votes to be eligible, voters must leave their name and a valid e-mail address. Duplicate votes or votes for more than one image will be disqualified. Employees of the featured properties are not eligible to vote.

All eligible voters will be entered to win a Romantic Escape Package from the Heidel House Resort & Spa in Green Lake, WI, which includes a one-night stay, dinner for two and 20% off of spa services. No purchase necessary to win. (WH&LA members and employees of member properties are not eligible to win the overnight, but are certainl eligible to vote!)

The winning cover and winner of the Heidel House & Spa Romantic Escape Package will be announced on Monday, June 7 at blog.wisconsinlodging.org.

Get voting, and help us spread the word by posting to your Facebook and Twitter!

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Want to get great exposure across the Midwest as the featured property on the cover of the 2011 Wisconsin Lodging Directory? Enter the Lodging Directory Cover Contest. The contest is free and open to all sizes and types of WIA member properties in Wisconsin.

Click here to read contest rules and submit a photo!
CONTEST DEADLINE IS MONDAY, MAY 3, SO ENTER NOW!

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By Michelle Eigenberger
The digital issue of the 2010 Wisconsin Lodging Directory is now ready to view online! Flip through the pages like a regular magazine! Click the ads to be taken directly to advertisers’ Web sites! We’re very excited about this digital upgrade to this year’s publication.

Visit the wisconsinlodging.info homepage and click the image of the Lodging Directory cover to be taken right to the digital edition. Click around and let us know what you like! Feel free to report any bugs or broken links as well. Have you used the Wisconsin Lodging Directory to plan a trip, weekend getaway or stay-cation? Let us know, we’d love to hear about it!

The pdf version of the directory can still be downloaded, just click the link below the image of the cover.

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Well, it’s officially in stock and on it’s way to you soon…  Each WIA lodging member should see a copy of the 2010 Wisconsin Lodging Directory in their mail by the first week of the New Year.

Would you like more to distribute at your property?

Know of a Bus station, Library, Visitors’ Center, Train station, or Chamber location that needs some?

Please give us a call at (262) 782-2851 or email Michelle in the office and let us know – we’ll do our best to get them out right away!

Want to know more about advertising in the 2011 Directory? Contact Bill in the office for information on circulation, pricing, deadlines and more.

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