The family friendly social media campaign challenges residents ages 16 and older to share their Pasadena park experiences creatively through photos submitted to the City via its Twitter, www.twitter.com/PasadenaGov, and Facebook, www.facebook.com/CityofPasadena sites.
The "At My Park" social media campaign celebrates Parks Make Life Better Month, which occurs every July in California. The photo contest revolves around the City's six park themes, two of which are being announced every Monday through the end of July; including Play, Nature, Exercise, Positive Spaces, Gathering Places and Forever.
To enter, participants must tweet their photos to @PasadenaGov using the #AtMyPark hashtag on Twitter, or post their photos to the City's Facebook event page with the #AtMyPark hashtag. The park theme must be mentioned in each post. Contest rules are at www.cityofpasadena.net/AtMyPark.
Winning photos will be announced weekly on the City's Twitter and Facebook pages and online at www.cityofpasadena.net/AtMyPark. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winning entries per theme. Prizes include a football autographed by Heisman winners, tickets to a UCLA football game and the 2015 Rose Parade, and memberships to CATZ gym and Pasadena Senior Center.
Week 1: Photos must be submitted from 12 a.m. July 7 until 11:59 p.m. July 12
Week 2: Photos must be submitted from 12 a.m. July 14 until 11:59 p.m. July 19
Week 3: Photos must be submitted from 12 a.m. July 21 until 11:59 p.m. July 26
Week 4 Grand Prize: Photos must be submitted from 12 a.m. July 28 until 11:59 p.m. July 31
- One photo best representing all six themes
The GRAND PRIZE includes two tickets to the One Direction concert September 11 at the Rose Bowl Stadium and an autographed football by 11 Heisman Trophy Winners, including Ricky Williams, Billy Sims, George Rogers and "RGIII." Photos for the Grand Prize Challenge must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. July 31. No late entries will be accepted. The decisions made by the City are final.
During Parks Make Life Better Month, Pasadena's Human Services and Recreation Department raises awareness about how parks create community cohesiveness, foster a healthy lifestyle and promote neighborhood safety.
The contest's presenting sponsor is the Rose Bowl Operating Company. Other sponsors include the Kidspace Children's Museum, Rose Bowl Aquatic Center, Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena Community Access Corporation, CATZ Gym, Pasadena Senior Center, i-Tennis, Pasadena Roving Archers and Street Food Cinema.
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