Sunday, July 10, 2011
MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cvent (http://www.cvent.com/), the world’s largest provider of online event management, meeting site selection and web survey solutions, today launched a Facebook photo contest offering event planners, attendees and venues the opportunity to submit a photo of the best event they’ve ever planned or attended for the chance to win up to $10,000.
Open for submissions from July 7 through August 8, Cvent’s “The $10,000 Great Event Photo Contest” invites participants to submit a photo of their favorite event, along with a brief description of what made the event extraordinary, to earn votes from the public and ultimately win over a Cvent panel of judges.
“We’re looking for the best that the events industry has to offer—whether that be amazing food, a creative display, cool décor, unique audio/visual effects or a fabulous venue setting,” said Eric Eden, Vice President of Marketing at Cvent. “Through this contest, we’re not only shining a spotlight on the unmatched creativity of the events industry and the venues that help bring great events to life, but also building a community on Facebook that event and hospitality industry professionals can look to for inspiration and to share ideas.”
Starting on August 9, 2011, visitors to the Cvent Facebook page will be able to vote once per day on their favorite photo, and the 25 photos with the greatest number of fan votes by August 22 will be named semi-finalists. From these semi-finalists, a panel of Cvent judges will select ten runners-up to receive a cash prize of $1,000 each, and one Grand Prize Winner who will be awarded a $10,000 cash prize.
What’s more, the venue that hosted the Grand Prize-winning event will receive $8,000 worth of complimentary advertising in Cvent’s e-mail newsletter and also on the Cvent Supplier Network and/or Cvent Destination Guide. The Cvent Supplier Network, which features detailed profiles of more than 150,000 venues worldwide, and the Cvent Destination Guide, with meetings-specific information on over 500 global destinations, are used by more than 125,000 meeting and event planners each month to research meeting destinations and source event venues.
Winners will be announced on August 25. For more details and to make a submission, visit www.facebook.com/cvent.
Founded in 1999, Cvent is the world’s largest meetings management technology company and has over 800 employees worldwide. Cvent offers web-based software for meeting site selection, online event registration, event management, e-mail marketing, and web surveys, and helps over 90,000 users in 40 countries manage hundreds of thousands of events, surveys and e-mail campaigns. The company has processed over $2 billion in online payments and has managed over 30 million event registrations and survey responses for its clients. A leading authority on Strategic Meetings Management (SMM), Cvent has implemented SMM programs for more than 40 corporations over the past year. For more information, please visit www.cvent.com.