The Museum of Anthropology will be one of 13 attractions participating in the second annual Forsyth Photo Adventure contest. Local residents have the chance to win a $250 VISA gift card just by visiting local attractions and snapping a few photos between May 11 and July 4. Visitors who post their photos to the attractions’ Facebook pages will be entered to win prize packs to be given away by each participating attraction and the grand prize of the VISA gift card, good for use for any purpose where VISA is accepted. “There are a lot of great places right here within a short drive of everyone in our area. These are family places where you can learn, play, and just get out and enjoy what Forsyth County has to offer,” says MOA staff member Sara Cromwell, who is also president of the Association of Visitor Attractions of Forsyth County (AVA), sponsor of the event.
The contest is bookmarked by celebrations for Winston-Salem’s Centennial in May and national Independence Day on July 4, and comes at the close of National Tourism Week, May 4 to May 12, 2013, an initiative of the U.S. Travel Association. In 2012 travel and tourism in North Carolina generated approximately $19.4 billion in direct visitor spending and employed more than 200,000 people. Cromwell states, “We believe that this contest is a good way to encourage people to become more familiar with their local area, but also to demonstrate the value of the tourism industry.”
At the contest’s conclusion each of the participating attractions will pick a winner from among photos posted at their Facebook pages. The photo that is judged to best show “fun” at each attraction will win a prize from the location. The MOA will reward the best photo with a MOA Friends family membership. The Forsyth Photo Adventure’s VISA card winner will be randomly selected from the names of all official entrants posting at any of the attractions. “The more sites at which you post, the better your chances of winning the gift card,” Cromwell says. In all, thirteen prize packs will be awarded in addition to the selecting of a grand prize gift card-winning entry.
Participating attractions include Downtown Arts District Association (DADA), Historic Bethabara Park, Historic Bethania, Körners Folly, Museum of Anthropology, Old Salem Museums and Gardens, Piedmont Craftsmen, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Sciworks, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Tanglewood Park, Visit Winston-Salem Visitors Center, and West End Historic District. For more information on the event and the complete contest rules, visit www.forsythphotoadventure.com.