“Share your story” contest

RBC I Share your Colorado story on History Colorado’s Facebook page for a chance to win. History Colorado, established in 1879, offers access to Colorado’s cultural and heritage resources, including statewide museums and special programs for individuals and families, collection stewardship of Colorado’s historic treasures, educational resources for schools, students and teachers, services related to preservation, archaeology and history, and a research library.
The photo and story contest calls all Coloradans to dress up, snap a photo and, most importantly, share it and the story behind it for a chance to win a family overnight getaway for four to Glenwood Springs. Entries should be photos of individuals, kids or families dressed up that tell a Colorado story — past, present, or future – along with a brief description of the story. The “Share Your Story” photo contest opened to Colorado residents 18 years of age or older Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 and ends Sunday, Nov. 13.
Dress up to look like your favorite Colorado characters and figures—an adventurer of centuries past, perhaps a Colorado sports figure, or a picture of you in a uniform or a costume that relates to your cultural heritage and family legacy in Colorado; or maybe you’ll invent a futuristic character — someone you think has yet to leave their legacy on Colorado’s history.
We want to give the world an opportunity to hear your story — a story about the people of Colorado. Tell us about the experiences, memories, and people who have helped shape (or that you hope will shape) your Colorado story. In 250 words or less, tell us who you are and why you chose the characters you did. Why is this scene important to you, your family, and Colorado? How has this person (or this group of people) influenced your life and, ultimately, your personal Colorado experience?
History Colorado will select five finalists from all eligible entries. Criteria for finalist selection are based on overall relation to Colorado, presentation and appearance of the photo, and readability, creativity, and relevance of the description submitted with entry. Finalists will be selected between  Nov. 14-18. One finalist will be selected for each of the following five categories: 1) Cutest, 2) Funniest, 3) Most Innovative, 4) Most Sentimental and 5) Most Historic. Each of these finalists will then be presented for a public vote on the Facebook page.
The grand prize winner will be determined among the five finalists by public votes received through the History Colorado contest page on Facebook between Friday, Nov. 18 and Thursday, Dec. 1. A runner up prize will be awarded to the finalist according to vote count. A random drawing from all eligible entries will be conducted to select a winner to receive a family charter membership in History Colorado. All winners will be announced on or around Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 via History Colorado’s Facebook page.
n Grand Prize: An all-inclusive adventure getaway package for a family of four to historic Glenwood Springs plus a family History Colorado charter membership.
n Runner Up: A History Colorado gift basket plus a family History Colorado charter membership.
n Overall: A family History Colorado charter membership awarded to one of all entries.
Official contest rules and instructions are posted on www.facebook. com/HistoryColorado.The contest is limited to one photo entry per household.
History Colorado connects people to the stories of Colorado’s past to provide perspectives, inspire interest, develop respect for and create value in the future of Colorado. A new headquarters and museum — the History Colorado Center — is slated to open in spring 2012 at 12th and Broadway in Denver’s Golden Triangle Museum District. Find History Colorado online at www.facebook.com/HistoryColorado and  www.HistoryColorado.org, or call 303-HISTORY.