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Announcing the 2018 Holiday Lights at Shore Acres Photo Contest

Announcing the 2018 Holiday Lights at Shore Acres Photo Contest
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Wed, Nov 21, 2018

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Could Your Instagram Post Be Our “#coosholidaylights Photo-of-the-Week”?

Charleston, OR- Every year, Shore Acres State Park is transformed into one of the most spectacular destinations on the West Coast during the holiday season. Hundreds of visitors have already shared the beautiful photos taken during the Shore Acres Holiday Lights Display on Instagram, so why not enter too for a chance to win one of our weekly wonderful prizes?

We are giving away one (1) $25 Amazon Gift Card every Friday of the contest period to the person who posts the “#coosholidaylights Contest Photo of the Week”. Wanna join the fun? Keep reading to find out how to enter in addition to FAQs. Remember to Book your accommodations early so you can experience this wonderful tradition!

By entering, you agree to these Official Rules. Photographs must comply with the Terms of Use posted by Instagram.



  1. Follow our official account, @travelcoosbay, on Instagram.
  2. Visit the 2018 Shore Acres Holiday Lights Display happening November 22nd-Dec. 31st, 2018 and don’t forget your camera!
  3. Share your amazing photographs depicting your fabulous experience at the Holiday Lights at Shore Acres display on Instagram anytime between November 22nd thru Dec. 31st, 2018.
  4. Tag @travelcoosbay and share the hashtag #coosholidaylights and Instagram caption to qualify as an official entry. (See details below on how to tag)

Frequently Asked Questions

**Q: Who’s sponsoring this contest?**
A: This contest is sponsored solely by the Coos Bay-North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau. It is not endorsed by or sponsored by any other organizations mentioned.

**Q: How are you judging these?**
A: Photos will be judged on the basis of quality and originality by staff members of the Coos Bay-North Bend Visitor & Convention Center Bureau.

**Q: Am I limited to just one photograph?**
A: There is no limit to how many photographs can be uploaded during the contest period.

**Q: If I post my photos during week one, am I still eligible to win during other weeks?**
A: Yes. All eligible photos posted between November 22nd, 2018-December 31, 2018 will be considered.

**Q: I don’t have an Instagram account. Can I enter another way?**
A: Unfortunately, no. The platform for this particular contest is for Instagram only. We have conducted fun promotions on our other social platforms in the past including Facebook and Twitter and will continue to do so periodically. You can very quickly launch an Instagram account by going to and following the instructions.

**Q: Can professional photographers enter?**
A: All photos taken at the 2018 Holiday Lights at Shore Acres display that fit Instagram’s user guidelines and are tagged with the #coosholidaylights will be considered.

**Q: Can I win more than once?**
A: No. You are welcome to enter as many photos as you’d like, but you cannot win more than once during this contest period.

**Q: Can I enter photos that were taken in previous years?**
A: No. We will only consider photos taken from the 2018 Holiday Lights at Shore Acres display. Though we do have various methods to verify the date the photo was taken, we will primarily rely on the honor system.

**Q: How do I tag my photo with @travelcoosbay?**
A: Tagging a photo in Instagram is easy. Follow the instructions here.

**Q: How do I tag my post with #coosholidaylights?**
A: You will simply type #coosholidaylights into the post itself. This will be your method of entering.

**Q: How do I find out if my photo won?**
A: Our local judges will choose the weekly winning photo each week and announce the winner every Friday during the contest period on Instagram (see schedule below). The winner will need to get in touch with Coos Bay-North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau via Facebook Messenger or Instagram Direct Message to make arrangements to receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

Nov 30th: Announce Winner #1 - Prize $25 Gift Card
Dec 7th: Announce Winner #2- Prize $25 Gift card
Dec 14th: Announce Winner #3- Prize $25 Gift card
Dec 21st: Announce Winner #4- Prize $25 Gift card
Dec 28th: Announce Winner #5- Prize $25 Gift card

**Q: When is the contest period?**
A: The contest starts at 12:00 p.m. PST November 22nd and will end at 11:30 p.m. PST December 31st, 2018.

Got more questions? Contact us during business hours at (541) 269-0215 or email us at <a href “">

(541) 269-0215
50 Central Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420

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