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MCLEAN, Va. - (drinks media wire) - They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in the Hilton HHonors "Stories Without Words" Photo Contest, one click of a shutter can be worth the adventure of a lifetime. From now through November 21, 2011, Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide's 10 distinct hotel brands, along with National Geographic Traveler magazine, are encouraging photographers of all experience levels to tell a tale through pictures that capture the reasons we travel. Photos will be accepted in five different categories, including occasions you celebrate, people you meet, the adventures you seek, the culture you learn and the spaces you discover.
One lucky grand prize winner will receive a National Geographic Expeditions trip for two to the Galapagos Islands that includes a 10-day, nine-night adventure, round-trip airfare to Ecuador and hotel accommodations, along with 1 million Hilton HHonors bonus points and $10,000 in spending money (approximate retail value $22,000). Five first place prize winners will also be awarded 250,000 Hilton HHonors bonus points, a Nikon Coolpix P500 camera and a copy of National Geographic's Ultimate Field Guide to Photography (total retail value each of $750).
"Located in some of the world's most spectacular settings, our hotels and resorts have, for decades, allowed guests to create and capture unforgettable memories," said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, global customer marketing, Hilton Worldwide. "This photo contest gives our members an outlet to share their best moments with the world - and get rewarded in return."
Aspiring photographers can submit their photos at www.HHonors.com/PhotoStories. The photo contest will be judged by Dan Westergren, senior photo editor for National Geographic Traveler. Ten finalists, the top two from each of the five categories, will be selected by Westergren on or around November 30, 2011. Once selected, the finalist images will be posted at HHonors.com/PhotoStories for public voting to determine the five first prize winners - one from each of the categories. The grand prize winner will be selected by Westergren from the 10 original finalists.
For more information about Hilton HHonors, or to become a member, visit HHonors.com. For full contest terms and conditions, visit www.HHonors.com/PhotoStories.
About National Geographic Traveler Magazine
National Geographic Traveler: Nobody Knows This World Better. National Geographic Traveler is the world's most widely read travel magazine. Published eight times a year, Traveler is available by subscription, on newsstands in the United States and Canada and digitally for tablets like the iPad (on Zinio) and Nook (at BN.com). Its website (www.nationalgeographic.com/traveler) offers inspiring and authoritative digital content including trip ideas, photo galleries and blogs. It also houses travel apps, including 50 Places of a Lifetime that showcases the world's greatest destinations handpicked by National Geographic's family of globe-trotting contributors.
About Hilton HHonors
Hilton HHonors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s ten distinct hotel brands, honors its 28 million members by allowing them to turn earned points into experiences worth sharing. In addition to redeeming HHonors points for complimentary hotel stays, HHonors members can use points to purchase unique experience rewards, merchandise and vacation packages, make charitable contributions, and more. HHonors is also the only guest-loyalty program to offer ‘Points & Miles’ and ‘No Blackout Dates’ at more than 3,750 hotels worldwide, including participating Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. Membership in HHonors is free, and travelers may enroll online by visiting HiltonHHonors.com.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,750 hotels and timeshare properties, with 615,000 rooms in 85 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, visit www.HiltonWorldwide.com or connect with Hilton Worldwide www.HiltonWorldwideGlobalMediaCenter.com.
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