Participants are invited to upload their entries to Dollar Loan Center’s Facebook page online to enter. As long as the images are winter holiday themed, the photos can involve any subject the entrant chooses - children, couples, weddings, pets, parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, neighbors and co-workers. The deadline for entry is Dec. 20, 2011.
“We absolutely love the holidays,” said Dollar Loan Center CEO Charles Brennan. “We thought The Very Merry Holiday Photo Contest would be a great way to celebrate the season.”
Photos entered in the Very Merry Holiday Photo Contest can range from the simple to the outrageous. “So your snapshot of the family in matching reindeer sweaters can compete with someone else’s shot of a red nosed pet cockatiel in a pear tree,” said Brennan.
“The holidays are a fun time of year and everyone has their own funny stories behind their photos,” he said. “What better way to get rewarded for sharing them than with cash prizes?”
All photos will be judged for content and composition as well as popularity. Entrants will be asked to advertise their own entry to solicit Facebook ‘likes’ from friends and neighbors. Dollar Loan Center’s panel will judge entries based on best portrayal of a festive holiday, most compelling family photo, overall best appearance and originality.
“It will be up to you to get your friends, frenemies, families, neighbors, acquaintances, pals, BFFs, blogging friends, co-workers, mailmen, high school friends, college roommates and anyone else to ‘like’ your photo,” he said.
The grand prize in Dollar Loan Center’s Very Merry Holiday Photo Contest is $500, with the first runner up receiving $250, second runner up receiving $150 and third runner up receiving $100.
Dollar Loan Center is a premier provider of signature loans in 50 locations throughout Nevada, South Dakota and Utah. The company and its employees give to dozens of organizations in Nevada. In 2007, Entrepreneur Magazine listed the company among its “Hot 500” Fastest Growing Businesses and Entrepreneurs.”
In addition to his business enterprises, Charles Brennan is one of Nevada’s most recognized philanthropists, giving more than $200,000 annually to charities across the country. In 2011 alone, Brennan has supported Las Vegas’ Opportunity Village in several campaigns, the 15 Foundation, Henderson Little League, Olive Crest, and dozens of other deserving organizations.