Resident photo contest on

Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau officials in a press release invite Hawai‘i residents to submit photographs of island life for display in the online “My Hawai‘i Photo Gallery.”

Doing so will provide residents ages 18 and older a chance to earn free airfare for a Mainland or interisland trip.

Photos are being sought reflecting the islands’ beauty in the following subject areas: Fine Art Photos, Life at the Beach, Cuisine, Culture, Family Fun, Golf, Outdoor Activities, Romance, Shopping and Spa Activities.

HVCB leaders will take the selected photos and create an online ‘ohana photo album. Potential visitors to the islands will be able to scan through the photos when planning their next trip to Hawai‘i.

“This is a great opportunity for local folks to share their favorite photos and let the world outside Hawai‘i see the essence of what makes our islands such an amazingly special place,” said Jay Talwar, HVCB’s vice president of marketing.

HVCB’s My Hawai‘i photo contest is on now through June 30, after which all photos will be judged and the top three winners, along with other selected images, displayed online at HVCB’s popular travel Web site.

All entries should be submitted online to

Entrants submitting the top three photos will receive the following prizes, courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines:

•  First place: free roundtrip tickets for two to any Mainland city served by Hawaiian: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, San Jose, Seattle, Portland and Phoenix;

•  Second place: free roundtrip tickets for two between any interisland city served by Hawaiian: Lihu‘e, Honolulu, Kahului, Kona and Hilo;

•  Third place: free one-year membership in Hawaiian’s Premier Club program.

Kirk Smith, Hawaiian’s vice president of marketing and sales, said, “Celebrating our diversity of culture, people and the way we live in Hawai‘i is an objective we promote every day at Hawaiian Airlines, so we’re excited to see the kind of images that kama‘aina want to share about our home.”

Basic requirements for submitting photos to the gallery are as follows:

•  Participants must be at least 18 years old and Hawai‘i residents;

•  Only digital photos accepted, submitted online to;

•  Photos must be at least 300 dpi resolution, but no larger than 3 MB.

Questions about submitting images for the My Hawai‘i Photo Gallery should be sent to HVCB via e-mail at

A complete set of contest rules and information is available online at


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