What's the most thrilling thing you did on a trip? Tell us by April 15, 2007. We'll pick the story we think is the coolest and award the winner a Sony Reader. The $350 device stores up to 80 books at a time and has a glare-free screen.
If your submission is the best one we receive between now and April 15, 2007, you'll win a Sony Reader. Prize has an estimated retail value of $350. Taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. The prize is nontransferable, nonnegotiable. No purchase necessary. Open to residents of the 50 United States and its territories, except Arizona. And this contest is otherwise void where prohibited. Only one prize will be awarded, and your chances of winning depend on how may entries we receive, and whether yours is the best.
Write your entry like you were telling it at a party. That is, keep it brief and lively. We regret that we may not be able to include everything we receive, and we reserve the right to edit for length and clarity. And once you send it in to us, it becomes our property--intellectual and otherwise. (And that includes the photo if you mail one.)
If you or a relative of yours works at Budget Travel, you're ineligible. And speaking of Budget Travel, if you win, you are going to have to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release--sorry, but we (Budget Travel, that is) are the Sponsor of this Contest and we say that you have to do it if you want the prize.
You can send in photos with your written story, but try not to go crazy. Edit them down so we only get the good ones. If you're sending digital pictures, shoot them at 300 dpi at 3" by 5", and send them as a JPEG, TIFF, or EPS file. If you're sending prints or slides, don't send originals; we will not be returning them.
If you do send in photos please tell us who (and what) is in the photo. And we need to be able to get in touch with you, if need be, so include your daytime phone number and home address. Unfortunately, we won't be able to pay you.
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