AMIGOS and United Airlines Announce Latin America Photo Contest

May 25, 2011, 11:47 ET from Amigos de las Americas

HOUSTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL), and Amigos de las Americas (AMIGOS) are proud to announce the Seventh Annual United Latin America Photo Contest. Photos will be accepted until June 15th. The winner will be announced July 1st on the AMIGOS website:


The judges will look for a photo that captures the beauty and character of Latin America. The photos must be taken in countries served by both United and AMIGOS. Those countries are: the Dominican Republic; Costa Rica; Ecuador; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; and Peru. Photographs and photo release forms may be submitted electronically at: The winner will receive two coach-class United round-trip tickets to a destination in Latin America. Some restrictions, including blackout dates, will apply. More than 1,000 photographs were submitted for the competition in 2010.

"AMIGOS is proud to partner with United Airlines for the seventh annual United and AMIGOS Latin America Photo Contest. The contest highlights the beauty and opportunity in the eight Latin American countries where both United and AMIGOS have a presence and further fosters cross-cultural understanding in the Americas," said Marty Sinnott, President and CEO of AMIGOS. For more information, visit


Headquartered in Houston, AMIGOS is an international, non-profit organization that provides unparalleled leadership and community service opportunities for young people while concurrently contributing to the well being of hundreds of communities throughout the Americas. Over the last 46 years, AMIGOS has facilitated transformational community service projects involving more than 23,000 youth Volunteers and thousands of communities in Latin America. This year AMIGOS will have projects in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay and Peru. For more information, visit

About United Continental Holdings, Inc.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) is the holding company for both United Airlines and Continental Airlines. Together with United Express, Continental Express and Continental Connection, these airlines operate an average of 5,820 flights a day to 373 airports on six continents from their hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark Liberty, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.

United and Continental are members of Star Alliance, which offers 21,000 daily flights to 1,160 airports in 181 countries. United and Continental's more than 80,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. For more information about United Continental Holdings, Inc., go to For more information about the airlines, see and, and follow each company on Twitter and Facebook.

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