The latest edition of EAA Oshkosh AirVenture is just weeks away, and we want to give five lucky aviation enthusiasts the opportunity to ride on a Southwest flight directly into the Oshkosh AirVenture festival grounds. Each of those five winners gets to take a guest.
Winning is as easy as registering an account with Nuts, then commenting on this post with your wittiest caption to the million dollar question: Why are all these people standing in line?
Sure, we all know the real answer (they're lining up to check out one of our Boeing 737s). But we want to see just how creative you can get, with a Southwest spin, of course.. Keep it short, but make it as outlandish, funny, riveting, or unusual as possible!
Again, you can post your caption in the comments section below. Make sure you are a registered blog user so we can e-mail you if you win! All blog comments must be approved by a moderator, so don't get discouraged if your comment doesn't show up right away.
Be sure to read the rules below for the judging criteria. The winner will be notified by Friday 7/15/11 at 5 pm CST.
OFFICIAL RULES Southwest Airlines - EAA Oshkosh AirVenture 2011 Caption Contest 1. To Enter: No purchase or obligation necessary. Contest runs July 12, 2011 from 9:00 am CST – July 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm CST. To enter without purchase or obligation, submit an original caption for the photo as a comment on Nuts About Southwest. All entries become property of the sponsor and will not be returned. Entries limited to one (1) per person. Anonymous entries will be considered invalid. You warrant your comment will not be sexually explicit, unnecessarily violent or derogatory. It cannot promote drugs, alcohol, or firearms. It cannot contain trademarks, logos or copyrighted materials owned by others. 2. Selection of Winner: On or about July 14, 2011 at 5 pm CST, members of the Southwest Airlines Emerging Media Team will review all eligible entries received and choose a winner. The judges will be judging on the following qualities: ∙ Creativity and Originality: 20% ∙ Entertaining: 25% ∙ Southwest Appeal: 35% - entry should reflect our Culture and Fun-LUVing Attitude. ∙ Rules: 20% Read and complied with the official rules. Prizes are guaranteed to be awarded. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received. 3. Prize: Five (5) Grand Prizes to consist of two (2) spaces on the Southwest Airlines ferry flight from Chicago (MDW) to EAA Oshkosh AirVenture 2011 on Saturday, July 30th, two (2) tickets to EAA Oshkosh AirVenture 2011, and two (2) spaces to Chicago (MDW) from EAA Oshkosh AirVenture 2011 on Saturday, July 30th. APV for Southwest Airlines ticket pairs is $800. APV for EAA Oshkosh AirVenture 2011 is $74. Grand Prize tickets are non-transferable, and winner and their guest will be required to arrive at the airport at the same time, each with a valid photo I.D.
4. Eligibility: Contest open to all legal US residents, 21 years and older as of July 12, 2011. Employees of Southwest Airlines Co., AirTran Airways, Inc., EAA Oshkosh AirVenture, and their advertising and promotions agencies, and their immediate families (spouse and parents, children and siblings and their spouses) and individuals living in the same households of such employees are ineligible. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Contest subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By participating, entrants agree to these official rules and accept decisions of the Sponsor as final. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. The promotion is offered in the United States only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. Do not proceed in this site if you are not located in the United States. 5. To Claim Prize: Potential winner only will be notified by Southwest Airlines via e-mail, and winner must arrange for travel to and from Chicago-Midway Airport. Unclaimed or undeliverable prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash. Prizes are guaranteed to be awarded. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use winner's name, hometown and likeness for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity in any media without additional compensation. Winners and their guest must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within one (1) day of notification attempt or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. 6. Limitation of Liability: Neither Sponsor, EAA Oshkosh AirVenture, nor their affiliated entities, are responsible for printing or typographical errors in any related materials; stolen, fraudulent, entries or mail; or transactions that are processed or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction. Winners are solely responsible for payment of all federal, state, and local taxes on prize and for any travel or other expenses not specifically mentioned in prize description. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify Contest if fraud or technical failure compromise the integrity of the Contest as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. This Contest offer is being made exclusively by Sponsor. Sponsor not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections or fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission whether caused by Sponsor, user, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion or by any technical or human error which may occur in the process of submissions which may limit a participants ability to participate in this promotion. 7. Winner's List: To request a Winner's Name List, send a self addressed stamped return envelope, after July 15, 2011, to Southwest Airlines Emerging Media. All requests must be received by August 15, 2011. Utah and Washington residents may omit return postage. 8. Sponsor: Southwest Airlines Co., P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX. 75235-1611