We've never run a contest on Facebook before-- Facebook's terms of service make it just too darn difficult.
(All those contests you see asking you to "like" or "share" a status or a photo in order to enter to win something? Yep, those are against Facebook's TOS. Most people either don't know or don't care, but Facebook can shut down your page without warning if you violate their rules. I don't want to take that risk.)
In order to run a legitimate contest on Facebook, you pretty much have to use a third-party application. Which either means you need to have mad development skills to create your own (I don't) or spend money to use an app that someone else has already created.
So, that's what we're doing.
Announcing the Best Sandbar Pictures of All Time contest.
You can enter on Facebook (click here to enter or vote), or you can also enter a photo on Twitter or Instagram by using hashtag #sbparty13. The app claims that entries with the hashtag will automatically be entered, but if for some reason it doesn't work, we're not responsible.
You can enter pictures and vote until August 5.
Encourage your friends and family to vote for your picture; the entry with the most votes will win a pair of VIP passes to the beer garden at our August 10 block party!
You must be 21 to enter the contest and redeem the prize; we'll ask for two forms of ID to verify.
So start digging out your best Sandbar pictures and enter our contest!