Calling all Instagramers: Join us Saturday, Mar. 21st, as we celebrate Worldwide Instameet Day! We'll be meeting at Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park at 4 p.m. for a #BTinstameet event brought to you byBudget Travel, NewYork.com, Photojojo, @instagramnyc, and One Girl Cookies. This is a great opportunity for everyone, whether you're new to Instagram or have been posting for years, so come on down and meet some truly amazing photographers and members of the Budget Travel staff!
And now for the best part: we're also having an Instagram photo contest where you can win prizes from our friends at NewYork.com, a guide to the best that New York has to offer, and Photojojo, our go-to site for the latest photography gear. Here's what you need to know:
During the event this Saturday, follow @BudgetTravel on Instagram and tag your original Instagram photos with the hashtag #BTInstameet (and #WWIM11 so the rest of the worldwide Instagram community can see them, too!). Only the photos that are correctly tagged before March 22nd will be eligible for this contest. The Budget Travel photo editors will then narrow down the entries to the top nine, and from there, it will be up to you to vote on BudgetTravel.com between Mar. 25th and Apr. 1st to determine the top three photos. The three photos with the most votes will then win the following prizes:
1st prize: A $100 NewYork.com gift certificate. Book the perfect NYC night on the town—treat yourself to that Broadway show you've been dying to see, a night in a Big Apple hotel, or set sail on a romantic brunch cruise—the rest is up to you! You'll also score a set of five smart phone camera lenses (with lens case) from Photojojo.
2nd Prize: A set of five smart phone camera lenses with lens case from Photojojo.
3rd Prize: A $100 NewYork.com gift card.
Voting will end on Apr. 1st at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be notified by Direct Message on Instagram on or about Apr. 2nd, so don't miss out! Will you be joining us tomorrow? Let us know with your RSVP on the MeetUp page. Tell your friends and check BudgetTravel.com/Instagram-Contest for more details. Can't wait to see you there!