Montage Hotels & Resorts Searches For Inspiring Young Humanitarians; Winners Will Be Awarded $50,000 In College Scholarships

Contest launches today on the company's 10-year anniversary

Feb 22, 2013, 07:02 ET from Montage Hotels & Resorts

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the opening of its first hotel Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Hotels & Resorts is announcing the Montage Memory Makers Contest.

The Montage Memory Makers Contest is in search of 13 – 17 year old young humanitarians to win one (1) of five (5) $10,000 college scholarships.

During the entry period from February 22 - March 29, 2013, entrants who meet the contest requirements, may visit and upload a one-hundred (100) to two-hundred (200) word essay (mandatory), or a PowerPoint or PDF file (mandatory), and a video (optional) detailing their efforts to inspire and provide service to their communities.

Ten finalists will be selected by a panel of judges made up of Montage executives and founders and CEOs of national charity organizations based on the following criteria:

  • Community service
  • Impact of achievement on the community and beyond
  • Creativity of achievement
  • Inspirational value to others

These ten finalists will be announced on a custom social voting platform at allowing fans, family and friends to vote for their favorite candidate. The national public voting will determine the final five (5) recipients of the scholarships, each who will receive a $10,000 scholarship to an accredited university. In addition to the $10,000 scholarship, these five (5) winners will receive a trip for two (2) to Montage Laguna Beach to meet with Montage Founder and CEO Alan Fuerstman. They will also be highlighted on the contest website and in Montage Magazine's fall issue as the Montage Memory Maker Ambassadors for 2013.

"Montage is committed to being actively involved in each of the communities in which our hotels reside. This is a core philosophy that our associates have embodied for the past 10 years through volunteer work related to such issues as nature preservation, youth programs and senior care," said Founder and CEO, Alan J. Fuerstman. "Our 10 year anniversary was the perfect time to encourage the next generation to serve and help others."

Throughout the contest, the easy-to-use site will also allow contest participants and voters to share their application or vote with friends and followers on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.

More information on Montage Memory Makers including contest rules and restrictions can be found at

About Montage Hotels & Resorts 
Montage Hotels & Resorts is a hotel and resort management company founded by Alan J. Fuerstman. Designed to serve affluent travelers and homeowners, the company features an artistic collection of distinctive hotels, resorts and residences in stunning settings that offer comfortable elegance, a unique sense of place and spirit, impeccable hospitality and memorable culinary, spa and lifestyle experiences. Montage Laguna Beach, the company's flagship oceanfront resort, opened in the vibrant arts community of Laguna Beach, California, in 2003. Montage Beverly Hills, the company's second hotel, opened in Beverly Hills in 2008 and was the first Gold LEED certified hotel and residences in Southern California. Montage Deer Valley, located in Park City, Utah, is the company's third property which opened in December 2010 and was recently awarded Top Family Program in the World (2011) by the Virtuoso travel network.

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