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Lafayette Hotels Opens ‘Fall 2010 Photo Contest’ With New Submission Category

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Summer 2010 Grand Prize Winner - "Best Friends" - Photo by: Rebecca Estes-Francis

BANGOR – Lafayette Hotels is pleased to announce the 2010 “Maine & New Hampshire Fall Photo Contest” Submit your photos for a chance to win one of 8 First Place Category Prizes and 1 Grand Prize Trip. Amateur and Professional photographers are welcome. Photos must be taken in Maine or New Hampshire, and contain a depiction of life during the fall months of 2010. Categories are: Scenic Landscapes, Wildlife & Animals, Beaches & Coasts, City & Town Life, Festivals & Events, Recreation & People, Experimental, and a new category, “Lafayette Memories”, dealing with photos of a Lafayette Hotel property or those taken during a stay at one of the 27 hotels. Submit only 1 photo per category, per person.

8 First Place Category Prizes include overnight stays at – The Fireside Inn & Suites Bangor, The Black Bear Inn Conference Center & Suites, The Fireside Inn & Suites Gilford NH, The Wonder View Inn & Suites Bar Harbor, and the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, among others.

One GRAND PRIZE overnight stay at the Senator Inn & Spa in Augusta, Maine will be awarded to one of the individual category winners, chosen by public vote on our website, 1 week after the competition ends. This luxurious package includes an overnight stay for two in a Spa Suite w/ Fireplace, plus two $50 gift certificates, one for dinner at the Cloud 9 restaurant, and one for the Senator Spa. All winning photos will be posted on our website, and our Lafayette Hotels Facebook Page until the next contest begins. Winning photos will be archived for viewing purposes on Flickr.com and will have the potential to be included in future ad campaigns for the company. Please submit your photos by February 21st, 2011 via E-mail in Digital Format (2MB max. size) to: photocontest@lafayettehotels.biz.

The Summer 2010 Photo Contest, showcasing summer photos of Maine and New Hampshire during 2010 garnered over 100 submissions. Following a week long online vote of the 7, First Place Category winners, Rebecca Estes-Francis of Indian Island, Maine was awarded the “Grand Prize Winner” for her Festival & Events photo, “Best Friends”, and received a trip to the Bluenose Inn in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Established in 1982, Lafayette Hotels is a Maine-based company, which owns and operates 21 hotels in Maine, 5 in New Hampshire and 1 in Allen Park, Michigan. Lafayette Hotel properties include the Bluenose Inn and Wonder View Inn & Suites both of Bar Harbor, the Best Western White House Inn in Bangor, the Fireside Inn & Suites Waterville, the Senator Inn & Spa in Augusta, Waves Oceanfront Resort and the Sea View Inn in Old Orchard Beach, Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort on Wells Beach, and Nordic Village Resort in Jackson, NH among others. For more information about Lafayette Hotels, and the Official Rules for the Photo Contest, please visit www.lafayettehotels.biz, and www.senatorinn.com for the Senator Inn & Spa in Augusta.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Josh Whinery

Telephone Number: (207)862-8000

Website: http://www.lafayettehotels.biz

Email: photocontest@lafayettehotels.biz