Miss your shot at early bird tickets? Thanks to Neiman Marcus, you have a second chance to attend SXSW -- for free! -- and embark on a new adventure or maybe even establish yourself in a new career. The sky’s the limit and if you’ve got an eye for style – this just might be the challenge you’ve been waiting for.
San Antonio.- Miss your shot at early bird tickets? Thanks to Neiman Marcus, you have a second chance to attend SXSW -- for free! -- and embark on a new adventure or maybe even establish yourself in a new career. The sky’s the limit and if you’ve got an eye for style – this just might be the challenge you’ve been waiting for.
By Angela Covo
The Neiman Marcus blog, NMdaily, is looking for a street-style photographer to capture the essence of SXSW – and as always, Neiman Marcus is doing it with style, using cutting edge social media and a contest to find that special person who can get all the best shots.
A carefully-crafted online photography challenge will determine a winner who gets to go to SXSW as a correspondent for NMdaily.
Launched last week, the online contest dubbed "NM@SXSW," runs from Feb. 9 to Feb. 17. All the info you need to participate is on the Neiman Marcus Facebook page or at NMdaily.com.
The winner will attend all Neiman Marcus SxSW events as well as the music portion of the festival – and will be charged with capturing stylish photos to be used on Neiman Marcus social channels including the Neiman Marcus Facebook page, Twitter account, Tumblr and NMdaily.
So grab your best pics and get going. Interested candidates should turn in the following at the SXSW Street Style tab on the Neiman Marcus Facebook page:
- Examples of their photography
- General bio and information about themselves including Blog URL and Twitter profiles
- Response to inquiries about their favorite designers, bands, etc.
- A photo of themselves
- Contact information
A panel of judges at Neiman Marcus will announce the winner Monday, February 20.
Imagination counts in this contest, so set your standards high and get to know the Nieman Marcus approach. Entries will be judged by their creativity and by how well they align with the ideals of the Neiman Marcus social profiles.
And remember -- only one entry will be accepted per Facebook user.
"The interactive nature of the SXSW Festival makes it the ideal venue for this challenge," Wanda Gierhart, Chief Marketing Office rof the Neiman Marcus Group said. "The street-style photographer winner will have the opportunity to report on the stylish crowd typically drawn to the events. Fashion has become a larger component of SXSW and we see this as an opportunity to offer our customers a glimpse into the world of emerging style through our blog and social channels."
For more information or to enter the contest, click here.