“Shoot for the Stars” Winners Announced by Global Connections

Global Connections, Inc. (GCI) has selected exceptional photos from nearly 1000 entries in its 12th Annual “Shoot for the Stars” Contest.

Travel industry leader GCI offers the members of its Global Discovery Vacations (GDV) club program a wide variety of leisure benefits and vacation options. Member contests such as Shoot for the Stars continue to grow in popularity among GDV’s 75,000+ active members.]

First, second and third prizes were awarded in each of the three categories: Wild and Fun, Family & Friends, and Landscape. In total, prizes were valued at more than $3,000 overall.

“Another year, another amazing collection of photos from GDV members,” said Melanie Gring, GCI’s VP/Strategic Alliances. “Our members shared their memories from worldwide travels and it was a tough decision to limit our winners to only nine images.”

“It really is exciting to see all the places and activities our members experienced on their vacation,” she continued.  “We’re particularly fortunate these photos are so great because we use them in member collateral materials, on the website, and in testimonials.”

All the winning photos are posted on Facebook and the GDV Blog.  Pictured below are the winners in each category.

 

Selfie at Joshua Tree

First prize in the Family and Friends Category went to Daniel and Paige R., Beavercreek, Ohio

 “Selfie at Joshua Tree.”

Villa D ’Este’s Oval Fountain (Italy)

Raymond and Angela B., Orlando FL submitted the winning shot of Villa D ’Este’s Oval Fountain (Italy) in the Landscape Category.

Giovanni T. and Morgan K., Perth, Australia

The first prize in the Wild and Fun category was awarded to Giovanni T. and Morgan K., Perth, Australia for a photo taken during their Royal Caribbean Cruise.

Coastal Path near Kapaa, Kauai

Gary and Rebecca K, of East Bethel, MN took home the “Executive’s Choice” for their shout-out to Global Discovery Vacations along the Coastal Path near Kapaa, Kauai.

First place contest winners were awarded a $500 Global Connections Inc. vacation credit, good towards condos, cruises, tours and more.  Each second- place winner received a free activity fee and the prize for third place winners was a one–bedroom “Expressway” condo vacation.

The Executive’s Choice Award winner had the option to select from any of the three prizes offered and this year’s winner– for their photo taken on the beach in Hawaii–selected the $500 vacation credit.

About Global Connections, Inc.

Global Connections, Inc. is based in Overland Park, KS, opening in 1996 as a travel club fulfillment and service provider.  Considered a leader in the travel club industry, GCI offers the members of its Global Discovery Vacations club program a wide variety of leisure benefits and vacation options at more than 700 North American resorts.  GCI is the developer and owner of resorts in California, Florida, Tennessee and Colorado as well as owning and leasing numerous resort condominium units throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean. For more information, visit exploregci.com

About Global Discovery Vacations

Global Discovery Vacations is a respected membership based travel club offering its members access to condominium accommodations, cruise and tour vacations, a full-service travel agency, a concierge program, and other leisure benefits. For more information about Global Discovery Vacations visit globaldiscoveryvacations.com