One vacation photo can be worth a thousand words… or a prize


“There are times when you see a picture of a beautiful landscape, a charming cafe, or the bright lights of a big city, and it makes you just want to pack your bags and go,” said Athena Halton, Southwest Airlines online marketing specialist. “We’re looking for those VIPs, or Vacation Inspiring Photos, and we’ve got great prizes for the best of the best.”

Southwest Airlines is looking for your “Vacation Inspiring Photos,” or VIPs – original, jaw dropping, grab-your-bags-right-now-because-it’s-on! photos to feature on the Southwest Airlines Travel Guide. From October 20, 2009 through November 13, 2009 customers can submit travel photos via the Southwest Airlines Travel Guide. Each week, the airline will select one winning photo and the winner will receive a new digital Kodak camera. One Grand Prize winner will receive two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines and have his or her photo featured in the airline’s onboard magazine, Spirit.

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To Enter:

– Visit and create a Travel Guide profile
– Add a Trip titled “(insert city name) has VIPs!” For Example: “DENVER has VIPs!”
– Enter the appropriate destination city name
– Upload your photo
– Title the photo “VIP Contest – (insert title of photo).” For Example: “VIP Contest–Rocky Mountains”