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Escape Villas Announces Their Social Media Based Photography Contest!

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Greetings, everyone!

We at Escape Villas are excited to announce that we will be holding a photography contest during the month of July!

We are looking for great photos of Costa Rica! Amateur photographers and professional photographers are welcome to enter.  This is a great opportunity to get your work out into the public eye, and a chance to win a CASH PRIZE for your photography!

You are going to love staying at one of our beautiful vacation villas!

Below are the contest rules and regulations. For more information, please email

Contest Rules:
– Photos must have been taken in Costa Rica from the time cameras were invented through the present.

– 1 entry per person

– All photo submissions must be in JPEG format (no exceptions) and no bigger than 3 Mb.

– Photo must be YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. All entries found to be of fraudulent nature will be disqualified.

– All photo submissions will become property of Escape Villas and can be used on the Escape Villas web pages and social media profiles. Photographers will retain copyright to their photos.

– By submitting your photo to this contest, you are giving Escape Villas explicit permission to use your photos on their website, blog, social media, and other advertising outlets.

– Submissions accepted beginning 12:00am July 1, 2011 through 11:59pm July 22, 2011 (Costa Rican Time Zone).

– Voting will take place from 12:00am July 23, 2011 through 11:59pm July 31, 2011 (Costa Rican Time Zone).

– This contest is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with

– You must be 18 or older to enter

– Have fun and be creative!

**Any submissions containing nudity, violence, or otherwise offensive content will be automatically disqualified.

How to enter:

  1. LIKE our Facebook page (Experience Costa Rica) or
  2. Send 1 photo as an email attachment to with “Escape Villas Photo Contest” in the subject line.


Please include:

  • Your full name (required)
  • Email address (required)
  • When and where in Costa Rica the photo was taken (required)
  • A phrase of up to 100 characters describing your photo (optional)
  • Twitter user name (optional, we will follow you and @ you when we tweet your photo)

3.  Tell your friends to vote!

How to vote:

  • LIKE our Facebook page (your vote will be considered void if you do not)
  • Look through our contest album and comment on your favorite photo. Please write “Pura Vida” in the comment section to vote for a photo!


The photo with the most “Pura Vida” comments will receive cash prizes:

  • 1st place: $300
  • 2nd place: $150
  • 3rd place: $50

We will use the first place photo as our Facebook Profile picture for 1 month
All winning photos will be featured on our blog and our websites.
The winners will be notified via email.
In the event of a tie, there will be another round of voting featuring the photos that receive the same number of votes.