If you've read the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, you'll know that "42" is the meaning of life. It's also the number of 3-night trips Fairmont Hotels is offering, plus cash and cameras, to winners of their new My Destination competition. The Grand Prize is a 7-night stay for two at any Fairmont North American property, including flights and $700 for food and beverage. These are prizes with meaning!
All you have to do is submit a short creative clip of your favourite destination, hidden gems or unusual experience. 42 Go Pro Heroes will be announced for the 3-day prize, handed snazzy new Go Pros for their stays, and then asked to capture some magic during their stay to qualify for the Grand Prize. As Fairmont's Go Pro Ambassador, I'm going to be judging. Unlike the entire cabinet of North Korea, I am not susceptible to bribery, but happy to give tips via Twitter (@robinesrock). Make sure you hashtag: #mydestinationstory.
The contest begins on August 1, 2014, with 42 Destination GoPro Heroes chosen by October 1, 2014. Trips will be taken between October 2 and December 15, 2014, and on December 19, all 42 finalist videos will be loaded to the contest site, MyDestinationStory.com. The postcard sweepstakes runs between August 1, 2014 and January 30, 2015. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on January 31, 2015. Visit MyDestinationStory.com to enter.
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