AMIGOS and Continental Airlines Announce Latin America Photo Contest

Jul 06, 2010, 11:15 ET from Amigos de las Americas

HOUSTON, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continental Airlines and Amigos de las Americas (AMIGOS) officials are proud to announce the Sixth Annual Continental Latin America Photo Contest. Photos will be accepted July 1 through August 5 and the winner will be announced August 13 on the AMIGOS website:

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The only submission requirement is that photos must be taken in countries served by both Continental and AMIGOS. Those countries are: Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama. Photographs may be submitted electronically at The winner will receive two coach-class Continental Airlines tickets to a destination where Continental flies in the 48 U.S. contiguous states, Mexico, Central America or the Caribbean.  Some restrictions, including blackout dates, will apply.  More than 400 photographers submitted their work for the competition in 2009.

Sponsored by Continental and AMIGOS, the contest is intended to demonstrate the beauty and excitement of the seven Latin American countries where both the airline and the nonprofit group have a presence. AMIGOS is a Houston-based international nonprofit organization that empowers teenagers and young adults to develop leadership skills and increase multi-cultural awareness through training and community service in Latin America.

"Our summer 2010 projects kicked off in early June. More than 700 teenagers and young adults from throughout the U.S. and 39 youth from Latin America will volunteer in Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Paraguay.  They will work collaboratively with local youth, communities and partner agencies on a wide range of health, education and environmental protection programs," said Emily Untermeyer, President of AMIGOS.  For more information, visit

Continental Airlines, the world's fifth-largest airline, offers nonstop service to 72 destinations in 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Continental serves 30 Mexican destinations -- more than any other airline from the U.S. -- and has more flights from the U.S. to Mexico than any other airline.  Continental also offers nonstop service to 10 cities in Central America, seven South American destinations and 25 destinations in the Caribbean. A pioneer in "Latinization," Continental offers a number of Spanish-language services, including bilingual flight attendants on many flights to Latin America; bilingual airport personnel, reservations agents and signage; and a Spanish-language Web site at  Passengers also may make reservations in Spanish at 1-800-537-9222.

SOURCE Amigos de las Americas