El Paso Social Media Contest rules


All members attending SATW’s El Paso convention are encouraged to enter our first-ever SATW CONVENTION SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST, designed to reward the most creative Instagram and Twitter posts linked to the event.  Our Grand Prize is registration for the 2020 convention (destination TBA), exclusive of airfare and pre/post tours.  Categories include:


  • Grand Prize – Best Overall Instagram photo and caption
  • $100 – Best Instagram food photo/caption
  • $100 – Best “Unexpected El Paso” Instagram photo/caption
  • $100 – Best “Overheard in El Paso” Tweet (photo optional)


Judging will be focused on the storytelling aspect of the posts — anything from a tease or hint of what’s to come, to a lesson learned during professional development, all the way through a fully completed story.  Posts highlighting SATW’s organized pre/post tours are eligible, as long as they incorporate the #SATWElPaso hashtag.


Contest Entry Rules:


  • Must be a registered attendee at the SATW El Paso convention
  • The hashtag #SATWElPaso must be used in the post or first comment (on Instagram) to be considered
  • Use of the hashtag as a means to enter the contest in no way transfers any rights or licensing to the photo beyond the sharing ability contained within the platform
  • Deadline for posting is Monday, October 28, 2019
  • Winners will be announced in the November 12 SATW newsletter
  • Judging will be based on creativity in storytelling within each category; decisions of the judges is final
  • Judges will include a representative from Visit El Paso, an SATW Board member, and a social media expert (none of whom is eligible to win)
  • Grand prize of registration for the 2020 convention is non-transferable and does not include airfare or pre/post tours


Members are encouraged to utilize other social media platforms for sharing their stories from El Paso, but only Instagram and Twitter are being considered for the purposes of this contest.


Good luck!