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Big Bend Summer Writing Contest

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Big Bend Summer Writing Contest
« on: May 22, 2010, 01:14:00 PM »
If you love writing, this could be your chance to win an awesome vacation package to the Big Bend.  Just submit your story and photos, and we'll give prizes to the top 2 articles submitted.  It's that easy!

But hurry, cause the deadline is June 30, 2010.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.visitbigbend.com/site09/en/news/big-bend-blog/466-summercontest.html

Top Story Will Win:

    * One room for a family of up to 4 for 2 nights at the Gage Hotel
    * Dinner one night at Gage Hotel
    * One room for a family of up to 4 for 2 nights Chisos Lodge
    * Dinner one night at Chisos Lodge
    * Choice of 1/2 day river trip, horse ride, or backcountry jeep trip

Runner Up Will Win:

    * One room for a family of up to 4 for 2 nights at the Chisos Mining Company deluxe guest house
    * Dinner one night at Starlight Theatre
    * One room for a family of up to 4 for 2 nights  at Lajitas Resort
    * Dinner one night  at Lajitas Resort
    * A 1/2 guided vehicle tour by Big Bend Resort and Adventures

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Re: Big Bend Summer Writing Contest
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010, 07:59:55 PM »
Has anyone entered this?  Is this the first year they've done this?  Wish I could write!

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Re: Big Bend Summer Writing Contest
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2010, 09:05:00 PM »
Quicksilver, I would love to read that.  Maybe we can find a place to post them here too, especially if we don't win.  :-)

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Re: Big Bend Summer Writing Contest
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2010, 09:35:14 PM »
I doubt this is a writing contest entry but I just read this novel.  

http://www.amazon.com/Making-Amends-Big-Bend-Ingram/dp/1449565026

Enjoyed it.  Might start a little slow if you're not from west Texas, but if wish you were, or you went to Lajitas back in the good old days or have just rafted through Santa Elena, it's easy to relate to and a very nice read.  

I recommend it.

Al
 
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Re: Big Bend Summer Writing Contest
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2010, 09:40:47 PM »
Good job, Quicksilver, still working on mine. 

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Re: Big Bend Summer Writing Contest
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2010, 08:00:36 PM »
Deal!

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Re: Big Bend Summer Writing Contest
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2010, 08:13:36 PM »
You guys feel free to submit anything, even if it is more than 700 words.  Try not to give us a novel, cause we have a lot of articles to read, but if you can't fit your story into 700 words, that won't disqualify you or anything.  Photos are also encouraged.

This is the first year we have done this, but we hope to make it an annual event.  We would also like to have similar contests for videos and maybe other content in the future.  If we get a lot of responses with this contest, we'll definitely continue.

So, please, even if you think you can't write, do so anyways!  You can email the stories to social at visitbigbend.com.

And don't forget to tell your friends!  I am sure anyone would love a few nights at the Gage and the prize packages we've put together.
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Re: Big Bend Summer Writing Contest
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2010, 10:17:48 AM »
Well, I didn't mean that we were totally taking out the 700 word rule, but it is more of a guideline than a strict rule.  I want to encourage folks to enter, even if they have 800 words, or 900 words.  But if they have 2,000 words, they need to trim it down and aim for 700.

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Re: Big Bend Summer Writing Contest
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2010, 11:47:51 PM »
Ok, here are the results to the Big Bend Summer Writing Contest:
http://www.visitbigbend.com/site09/en/features/contribute/470-contest1results.html
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Re: Big Bend Summer Writing Contest
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2010, 08:39:54 AM »
No, honorable mention does not win a prize.

We hope to have some of the stories up later today.
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Re: Big Bend Summer Writing Contest
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2010, 01:23:09 PM »
We've posted a few of the Notable Entries for the Big Bend Writing Contest: http://www.visitbigbend.com/site09/en/features/contribute/470-contest1results.html
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