Sanford Selfie Competition

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Do you want to win $100(and more!) to spend in your favorite downtown Sanford businesses? How strong is your selfie game?

Sanford365 is on the lookout for the people who best capture their love for Sanford in a selfie. Presenting the Sanford Selfie Competition, a year-long quest to flood the internet with Sanford-positive images that make people perk up and second guess their perceptions of Sanford.

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We’re bringing #SanfordSelfie back!

Many of you will remember last summer’s Downtown Sanford Selfie contest, in which the Sanford Chamber of Commerce offered up some amazing prize packages to a few very creative selfie photographers. Sanford365 is honored to be taking the reins of this year’s contest, which will run for 12 months beginning in April.  All year, we will be encouraging everyone to submit their #SanfordSelfies to Sanford365 for a chance to win it big! This time around, every month we are offering $100 Selfie Dollars, that’s $100 to spend in the small Sanford businesses, to the best, most innovative selfie taken anywhere in Sanford. But wait, there’s more! Click here to stay updated on prize packages each month.

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And the catch is…there isn’t one. Seriously. Post the best selfie, win a prize.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Snap your #SanfordSelfie

    You can take your picture anywhere in Sanford, but the more creative, the better!

  1. Add #SanfordSelfie

    It wouldn’t hurt to add a great caption either. Tell us where you are, what you’re doing, and how it all relates back to your love for Sanford.

  1. Post it to Instagram or Sanford365’s Facebook Page

    Aaaaaand you’re in the competition!

Follow Sanford365 to get regular updates on the contest, including some of the standout selfie entries, and of course, the winner every month!

Easy, right? And the best part is that you can enter as many unique selfies as you like every month, for limitless opportunities to win. (Let’s just keep them quality, shall we?)

Once we receive your selfies, the winner will be chosen by a set of jurors from the artistic community, who will judge the photos based on composition, use of color, artistic expression, etc. (So, to answer your question: no, bathroom mirror selfies are probably not the best idea. Are they ever?)

sheenaBut if that’s not enough, we have a second prize every month! The “Hometown Favorite” prize will be awarded to Sanford365’s favorite selfie of the month.

So that’s two chances to win prizes EVERY month, and limitless opportunities to enter!

But why are we doing this?

In addition to the great prizes and great excuse to take selfies, the Sanford Selfie Competition is designed to help Sanford thrive. The Sanford Selfie Competition is a grassroots marketing campaign to elevate our town and take back Sanford’s image. We all know that Sanford gets a bad rap from a variety of sources, but we also all know that we each love this place for a reason. It’s time to tell the world to forget their preconceived notions about our town and show them THIS is Sanford.

JaySo how can you help? Participate! Snap those #SanfordSelfies left and right, tell your friends, win prizes, take more selfies. If you’re a small Sanford business, consider a Selfie Sponsorship. If you love bourbon and hats (who doesn’t?), then attend our Kentucky Derby party on May 2nd. Oh yeah, and take more selfies! This plan will only work if we show up en force, so let’s make it happen, Sanford. Show us the Sanford you see.

Good luck!

April 2015 Prizes:

Main Sponsor: Corner Cafe Prize Package

    • $100 “Selfie Dollars” to spend at select Sanford businesses (YOU choose from our growing list)
    • Dinner for 4 at the Corner Cafe ($100 value)
    • 2 tickets to see the play “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie (runs May 1- May 9 at Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center) ($50 value)
    • 2 tickets to the Kentucky Derby Party on May 2nd, 2015 (a $60 value)
    • “Selfie Stick” (Self-Portrait Handheld Monopod with Bluetooth Remote, a $40 value) donated by Palm Tree Computer Systems of Sanford

Themed Sponsor: Artist Dlynn Roll

Dlynn Roll Pet Portrait Prize for Sanford Selfies Prize valued at $250: An 8″ by 8″ custom pet portrait painted in acrylic on cradleboard by artist Dlynn Roll.

May 2015 Prizes:

Main Sponsor: West End Trading Company

    • $100 “Selfie Dollars” to spend at select Sanford businesses (YOU choose from our growing list)
    • 2 tickets to the Annual Hurricane Party
    • “Selfie Stick” (Self-Portrait Handheld Monopod with Bluetooth Remote, a $40 value) donated by Palm Tree Computer Systems of Sanford

Themed Sponsor: Rabbitfoot Records & Coffee

$25 coffee gift certificate AND (for all the musically inclined out there) a custom, hand cut 10″ vinyl record!

June 2015 Prizes:

Main Sponsor: Roots Raw Juice Bar

    • $100 “Selfie Dollars” to spend at select Sanford businesses (YOU choose from our growing list)
    • A complimentary one-day Juice Cleanse, custom made by Jenn at Roots
    • “Selfie Stick” (Self-Portrait Handheld Monopod with Bluetooth Remote, a $40 value) donated by Palm Tree Computer Systems of Sanford

“Hometown Favorite” Prize Sponsor: String Theory Creations

2 Complimentary tickets to a Mermaid-themed Custom Jewelry Making Party, complete with wine, hors d’oeurves, and a Mermaid Makeover!Sanford Selfie Competition June Prize String Theory Creations

July 2015 Prizes:

Main Sponsor: A. Clore Interiors

Sanford Selfie Sponsors

    • $100 “Selfie Dollars” to spend at select Sanford businesses (YOU choose from our growing list)
    • “Selfie Stick” (Self-Portrait Handheld Monopod with Bluetooth Remote, a $40 value) donated by Palm Tree Computer Systems of Sanford

“Hometown Favorite” Prize Sponsor: Love Your Shorts Film Festival

2 Complimentary tickets to the Summer Rewind and Summer in the Sixties After Party!

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August 2015 Prizes:

Main Sponsor: Love Your Shorts Film Festivallove your shorts summer!

 

    • $100 “Selfie Dollars” to spend at select Sanford businesses (YOU choose from our growing list)
    • “Selfie Stick” (Self-Portrait Handheld Monopod with Bluetooth Remote, a $40 value) donated by Palm Tree Computer Systems of Sanford

“Hometown Favorite” Prize Sponsor: Benevolence Photography

Complimentary professional photoshoot in Sanford with our favorite photographer, Jessica of Benevolence Photography and Sanford365.

 

September 2015 Prizes:

Main Sponsor: PhotoBOOM Photobooths

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    • $100 “Selfie Dollars” to spend at select Sanford businesses (YOU choose from our growing list)
    • “Selfie Stick” (Self-Portrait Handheld Monopod with Bluetooth Remote, a $40 value) donated by Palm Tree Computer Systems of Sanford

“Hometown Favorite” Prize Sponsor: Sanford Homebrew Shop

Complimentary “Introduction to Home Brewing” course for two at the Sanford Homebrew Shop.Sanford HomeBrew sanford selfie competition

 

And now, watch those  Instagram #SanfordSelfies come in below and get inspired…

Click here to view directly on Instagram

Click here for contest rules.

Author: Sumalee Eaton

Sumalee is a single gal living, working, and playing in Historic Downtown Sanford. Growing up in the heart of the commercial district fed her passion for small town life, and today, Sumalee spends as much time exploring Sanford's possibilities as she does eating, drinking, working, and sleeping. She writes about her personal Sanford adventures on her blog, Sanford-Centric.

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