New Photo Contest Sponsored by Guam Visitors Bureau will Celebrate Chamorro Culture Photo submissions accepted online through April 26 for $100 Visa® Gift Card prize

TUMON BAY, Guam, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is sponsoring a Chamorro Culture photo contest and invites Chamorros to enter it by sharing images of their favorite Chamorro musicians, Chamorro dancers or Chamorro artist and craftspeople. The winning entry will win a $100 Visa® Gift Card.

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Here is how the Chamorro Culture photo contest will work.  The contest is open for photo submission April 1April 26. To submit a photo, visit the contest website, complete the entry form and upload up to eight (8) photos.  Photo contest entries can also enter via Facebook by going to and clicking on the CONTESTS tab at the top of the page. No purchase is required to enter the contest.  Entrants must be at least 18 years old.  The top ten finalist photos will be selected by a panel of judges; the prize-winning photo will the one that receives the most votes from Chamorro friends, family and the general public.  

This is the first of two photo contests that the GVB will sponsor in 2013. They are a part of the GVB's "Show Us Your Chamorro" campaign intended to celebrate the Chamorro spirit and connect with Chamorros to keep them apprised of special activities on Guam in 2013. These include the 50th Anniversary of the GVB, the Micronesian Island Fair and Guam's Liberation Day in July.

"The Chamorro community based in the U.S. and around the globe is very special to us," said Ms. Pilar Laguana, GVB Marketing Manager. "The goal of the campaign is to encourage U.S.-based people of Chamorro heritage to connect via social media to share their special stories and memories about Guam and being a Chamorro. We are excited to see the photo contest entries."

Guam is a tropical island territory of the United States that is rich with cultural heritage and pride. Guam is located 900 miles north of the equator in the Western Pacific and is the largest of the Micronesian islands and the southernmost island in the Mariana Islands chain. Because of its western location from the International Date Line, Guam is the first to experience the new day in the United States; hence Guam is "Where America's Day begins."


Dianne Newton-Shaw
Placemaking Group Representing The Guam Visitors Bureau
510-835-7900, Ext. 206

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