Amigos And United Announce Eighth Annual Latin America Photo Contest

May 23, 2012, 16:45 ET from Amigos de las Americas

HOUSTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Airlines and Amigos de las Americas (AMIGOS) announce the Eighth Annual United Latin America Photo Contest. Photos will be accepted until June 30, 2012. The winner will be announced In July on the AMIGOS website:


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: the Dominican Republic; Costa Rica; Ecuador; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; and Peru. Photographs and photo release forms may be submitted electronically at: The winner will receive two round-trip coach tickets to a United destination of his/her choice in Latin America. Some restrictions, including blackout dates, will apply.

More than 1,000 photographs were submitted from professional and hobby photographers all over the world for the competition in 2011. For more information and to view last year's winning photo, visit

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,605 flights a day to 375 airports on six continents from our hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. In 2011, United carried more traffic than any other airline in the world, and operated more than two million flights carrying 142 million passengers. United is upgrading its cabins with more flat-bed seats in first and business class and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any other airline in North America. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has orders for more than 125 new aircraft deliveries from 2012 through 2019, including 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 25 Airbus A350XWBs. United was rated the world's most admired airline on FORTUNE magazine's 2012 airline-industry list of the World's Most Admired Companies. Readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent flyer program for eight consecutive years. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 190 countries via 25 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit or follow United on Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.

About Amigos

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  

SOURCE Amigos de las Americas