This month’s contest watch is a study in contradictions. Have a romantic escape to Paris or take the family to LEGOLAND. Indulge in a escape to Mexico, or help bring fresh drinking water to communities in Rwanda. It may be hard to chose, but entering is easy.
“Our Daily Jules” Contest, Paris, France
Enter Now – October 20, 2011
Hôtel Jules is giving away a five-night hotel stay to bilingual Facebook fans. Become a fan at Facebook.com/hoteljules to translate one French saying each day. Each correct answer wins an entry into the drawing. With previous entrants’ answers in clear view on the wall, well, we won’t encourage cheating, but it would be easy.
Icelandic Air Denver Photo Contest, Reykjavik, Iceland
Enter Now- October 25, 2011
On May 11, 2012 Icelandair will launch nonstop service to Reykjavik, Iceland from Denver International Airport. In celebration, Icelandair is sponsoring a photo contest to send one lucky winner and a guest on the inaugural flight. The airline is looking for photos that link Denver to Reykjavick. Examples include photos of eating Skyr in front of Byers-Evans House or the Molly Brown House, flashing some Icelandic Krónur in front of the Mint, or sporting a Viking hat during a Denver Broncos game. To enter, upload your photo to icelandair.us/denver. Voting begins October 25, 2011 and will remain open through November 8, 2011. The photo with the most votes at 12:00 PM EST on November 8, 2011, pending approval, will be declared the winner.
Entrants must be 18 years or older with a current passport. They will receive 2 round-trip tickets on Icelandair's inaugural flight, 3 nights hotel at the Icelandair Hotel Loftleidir, a Blue Lagoon tour, and a Golden Circle tour.
“My Pueblo Bonito Moment” Contest, Mexico
Enter Now – October 21, 2011
Guests who have stayed at any of the Pueblo Bonito properties are invited to log onto the hotel group's Facebook or Twitter pages to share their most memorable Pueblo Bonito moment. Pueblo Bonito will select five finalists based on the most compelling description, then put it up to a Facebook vote. The memory with the most votes will receive a four-day/three-night stay for two at their choice of property - Pacifica, Sunset Beach or Emerald Bay - and the all-inclusive Luxury Without Limitations program will be included with each stay. All entries must start with "My Pueblo Bonito Moment is..." and on Twitter also include @PuebloBonito.
“Donate to Drink” Contest, Rwanda
Enter Now – October 31, 2011
Water For People, an international nonprofit organization that aims to provide access to safe drinking water and sanitation, launched a campaign to raise $2 million through the crowd-sourced, online fundraising platform, Crowdrise.com. People who create fundraising pages on Crowdrise.com and collect $1,000 in donations will be entered for a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip for two to join a Water For People volunteer expedition in Rwanda in 2012; every additional $1,000 raised will qualify the fundraiser for another entry in the contest.
LEGOLAND Florida Sweepstakes, Winter Haven, FL
Enter Now – October 31, 2011
To celebrate the grand opening of LEGOLAND on October 15th, Atlantic Luggage (the official luggage of LEGOLAND, Florida – who knew?) is giving away a family trip for four. The new theme park offers more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions geared for families with children ages 2-12. To enter, visit atlanticluggage.com. The grand prize winner will receive 2-day LEGOLAND admissions for 4, three nights hotel accommodations, four days of car rental, and, by far the coolest part, an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour with LEGO master builder.
Charlotte Savino is the online listings editor at Travel + Leisure