Social media and its many platforms have made it easier for anyone and everyone to have a voice – and brands are paying attention. There are a slew of contest out there that want your Tumblr, Tweets, and more, so what’s stopping you? Check out all the social media ways you could win big this week.
Win your way into the exclusive CFDA Fashion Awards
Fashionistas that live (and die) by the latest trends would perk up at hearing CFDA. The Council of Fashion Designers of America is hosting its annual fashion awards show in New York on June 3, which is just a week away. Everyone who’s “it” in the heart of the fashion industry (in New York) will be there, celebrities included.
The CFDA is running an Instagram contest to award one winner the privilege of not only attending the award show, but to be its official Instagram photographer.
Here are the participation details: “Got a favorite pair of rag & bone jeans or a J. Crew bag that lives on your left arm? Now is the time to show us! Upload a photo to Instagram using the hashtag: #CFDAready.” The judges will pick a winner based on the photo’s creativity, overall quality, and topical relevance.
The Prize: Invitation to the CFDA Fashion Awards
Deadline: May 28, 2013 at 11 AM EST
Snap a selfie to become a plus-sized model
Here’s another intriguing contest for fashionistas, but this one is strictly for “curvy” women. For the first time ever, a modeling agency is looking to Instagram to extend the opportunity for plus-sized models wanting to become the next hot plus sized model. So far 300 entries have been received, but the casting call is still running.
To enter, submit “selfies” on Instagram with the tag #MakeMeaModels1Curvy and make sure to mention @Models1_UK. And as a word of advice, make sure to show your good side without using the heavier filters. Models 1 says that the scouted plus sized models will be working exclusively with SLiNK magazine, described as a “bi-monthly fashion and lifestyle print and digital publication aimed at women size 14+.”
As with all casting calls, there are a few requirements:
- Be age 18 and over
- Must be female
- Must be at least 5’9″
- Must start at a dress size 12
The Prize: Modeling contract with Models 1 and exclusive shoots for SLiNK Magazine
Summer closet makeover
Fashion website JustFrab is running a straight-forward, extremely simple-to-enter Pinterest contest, which you can check out on Facebook. JustFab is looking to giveaway 13 JustFab credits (a value of $519.35) to freshen up the winner’s closet with new clothes.
To enter, give JustFab your email address in the entry form at the bottom of its Facebook Page, and submit to pin an image for a chance to win store credit.
The Prize: $519.35 in JustFab store credit.
Deadline: May 29, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST
Travel the world on Hilton’s dime
If you’ve got up to two months to spare, or just want an extended vacation away from that stuffy cubicle, here’s your chance to travel as Hilton’s DoubleTree hotel ambassador. Hilton is using this contest, called DTour of a Lifetime, to find six travel-hungry people willing to be DoubleTree’s ambassador, meaning that you’ll have to do a bit of work like meeting locals and writing up stories for DTour. “Their ‘assignment’ is to capture and share the highlights of their journey on the DTour website via blog entries, photos, videos and social media posts,” says a Hilton rep.
The winners will be spreading the DoubleTree name to celebrate the opening of 60 new properties in 17 countries.
You have to admit that it’s not such a bad deal considering that you’re getting a free trip and free lodging at a DoubleTree hotel of course.
Now the important part – you enter the contest by submitting a video of yourself anywhere in the world “describing a not-to-be-missed travel spot from your hometown or latest vacation” to DoubleTree Hotel’s YouTube page. Accompanying the submission must be a description of the trip between 150 and 300 words (maybe to test out your writing abilities).
The Prize: Become DoubleTree’s brand ambassador between two weeks and two months to a continent or country. First prize awards are also awarded, which include four day trips to certain cities in the United States. For more information, we’d strongly recommend you to read the details.
Deadline: May 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.
Huawei and the Jonas Brothers
Huawei has partnered with the Jonas Brothers to give participants a chance to not only win a Huawei phone, but to also meet the celebrities.
Just submit an entry form that asks for your contact information through Huawei’s Facebook Page. The winner will be selected randomly but if you end up sharing the contest with friends and family and those people sign up for the contest you’ll end up receiving extra entries for the contest.
The Prize: Five Grand Prize winners will receive:
- A Huawei W1 smartphone preloaded with Jonas Brothers voice message for you
- Two Meet and Greet passes to a Jonas Brothers tour location of Entrant’s choice, while supplies last
- Two concert tickets to the same location of Entrant’s Meet and Greet, while supplies last
Deadline: June 28, 2013 at 10:59 PM CST