Nantucket Island Resorts Announces $15,000 Vacation Grand Prize Winner of Online Video Contest
October 22, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsOctober 22, 2010, Nantucket, MA – Nantucket Island Resorts has announced the results winners of its first online video sweepstakes, 'Flip Out on Nantucket.' Visitors were invited to submit one-minute long video clips made during their summer 2010 stay on Nantucket Island for the chance to win a grand prize vacation valued at $15,000.
Of the many videos submitted during the May 26 - September 6 entry period, Ben and Carly Kinberg's award-winning video entitled 'Nan-Took-It' was one of 10 finalist videos selected by Nantucket Island Resorts' panel of judges. Voting on the top 10 videos was then opened to the public for a 15-day voting period in which over 2,000 votes were cast. After all votes were tallied, the Kinberg's 'Nan-Took-It' video was determined the grand prize winner receiving nearly 500 votes!
The lucky Kinberg couple stayed at the White Elephant for their honeymoon in May 2010. During their stay, Kinberg Ben captured a video of a seagull 'stealing' a muffin from his wife while relaxing on the hotel's harborside lawn. When reminiscing on their Nantucket Island vacation later in the summer, the couple came across details of the online video contest on the White Elephant website and quickly uploaded their video for consideration.
The couple from Hoboken, NJ plan to return to Nantucket Island in June 2011 to claim their grand prize, which consists of a five-night stay at a Nantucket Island Resorts property along with two dinners, two spa treatments, jeep rental, harbor cruise, and $1,000 gift card.
Other prize winners of the contest included Chris Gale of New York, NY, and Sean O'Neill of Wellesley, MA. Runner-up Gale was awarded a $500 gift card for his 'Mr Bear's Nantucket Visit' video, and O'Neill received an honorable mention prize of a $250 gift card for his 'Griswold's NIR Experience' video.
Nantucket Island Resorts is a collection of premier hotels on Nantucket including The Wauwinet, White Elephant, White Elephant Hotel Residences, Jared Coffin House, The Cottages & Lofts at the Boat Basin, and Nantucket Boat Basin.