Dupont Circle Hotel Launches Instagram Contest

National Museum of the American Indian Rotunda. Photo by Michael Woestehoff.
Washington, DC (July 28, 2012) – The Dupont Circle Hotel is hosting a photo contest until August 31, 2012 and inviting all your Instagram shots capturing the spirit of Washington, DC with  focus on a circular shape, or a reference to a circle, as a nod to the hotel’s location in historic Dupont Circle.

All you have to do is download th free Instagram app on your smart phone, create an account, and follow @dupontcirclehotel. Once you’re ready to submit, add the hashtag #dupontcircles12 to your photo and upload to Instagram –and there you have it. And! When you enter, just show them proof that you entered and you will have a  free glass of wine or beer at the Bar Dupont.

The winning shot will be selected by a panel of experts including Pulitzer Prize Winning Washington Post photographer Ricky Carioti; Dan Westergren, Senior Photo Editor of National Geographic Traveler; and Maria Byrk, in-house Photographer and Graphic Designer for the Newseum.

The winning photographer will receive a top-of-the-line DSLR Camera, and the winning photograph will be framed and displayed at The Dupont Circle Hotel and featured prominently online on the hotel’s Facebook page and website.

Two “People’s Choice” winners will be selected to receive a complimentary two-night stay and dinner for two at The Dupont Circle Hotel. These winners will be determined based on the number of “likes” their submissions garner on Instagram so once you’ve submitted your shot, be sure to share it on Facebook and tweet it to the world to drum up support for your photographic masterpiece.

Winners will be announced on Friday, September 7, 2012.

Here is what you do:

Download Intagram; Follow @Dupontcirclehotel on Instagram (their Twitter is @Dupontcirhotel, so pay attention), incorporate a “circle” reflective of Washington, DC, tag @Dupontcirclehotel and hashtag #dupontcircles12 to your photo. Get out there Washington and start snapping!

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