Millennials Launch #NEIpride Instagram Contest

April 14th, 2015

Millennials Launch #NEIpride Instagram Contest

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:11 am

By Jaclyn Goldsborough of The News-Sentinel

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Get the details:

How do you enter the contest?
-To be eligible to win, you must follow @Northeast_IN on Instagram.
-Contestants enter photos by posting from their Instagram account and using the hashtag #NEIpride in the caption. Remember, your Instagram account must be public for us to see the submission!
-Contestants can enter as many photos as they like in the contest, but each submission needs to be tagged with #NEIpride and your county hashtag (#allen #adams #wells #huntington #wabash #whitley #noble #lagrange #steuben #dekalb) to be entered.
-Ideal photos will include a location, person, or activity in Northeast Indiana that makes the contestant proud to call Northeast Indiana their home. Include details in the caption so we know what the photo subject means to you!

How do you win?
-Contestants can enter multiple submissions, but only one photo from each contestant is eligible to win.
-After the contest has been completed a panel of three judges will select the top three photos that they feel display the most Northeast Indiana pride. Additionally, one submitted photo will win the peoples choice award if it receives the most likes (likes will be counted from the time the photo is posted until May 4th, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.).

What do you win?
-Contestants are eligible to win several different prizes such as: gas cards, gift cards to regional restaurants, concert tickets, and/or a regional experience gift basket.
-The first 100 submitted photos will also be printed and shown in Granite Ridge Builders show homes around the region. -Your photo will be shown all over Northeast Indiana!

When does all of this happen?
-Entries can be submitted from April 17 – April 26
-Judging will take place from April 27 – May 12
-“Likes” for the people's choice prize will be counted on May 5th
-All prizes will be awarded May 13 - May 15
-Granite Ridge Builders photo shows will take place June through August 2015

What if you have another question?
If you have additional questions about the photo contest, please call Sonya Snellenberger at 260-469-3472 or email at

Source: Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

Grab your phone and get ready for a close-up as the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership - through its Millennial 2020 initiative - and Wunderkammer Company team up for an Instagram photo contest.

Contestants can enter by simply posting photos on their Instagram account and using the hashtag #NEIpride in the caption as well as the hashtag of the name of their county. All photos need to include a location, person or activity in Northeast Indiana that makes the contestant proud to call Northeast Indiana their home. Participants must reside in the 10 county region of Northeast Indiana to be eligible to win. Those countries are: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley.

In addition to the panel of judges choosing winners, the photo with the most "likes" on Instagram will win the People's Choice Award. Judging will take place April 27 - May 12.

Prizes include gas cards, gift cards to regional restaurants, concert tickets and a regional experience gift basket. The first 100 photos submitted will be displayed in Granite Ridge Builders homes around the region.

Courtney Tritch, ‎Vice President of Marketing at Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, said the contest hopes to engage young people in the region.

We want Millennials to take a moment and think about what Northeast Indiana is offering. There's a lot going on and a lot momentum happening and we want them to share that with their peers and others on social media. We can generate momentum as result of that,” she said,

Tritch said the contest connects with the Regional Cities Initiative when it comes to sharing local passion for quality of life.

“We want to share our quality of life with to each other in Northeast Indiana. When you think of the network that each young person has on social media, it's encouraging because people can see our quality of life assets nationally because of this contest,” Tritch.

For a complete list of guidelines and more information about the contest, visit