Think you deserve a summer vacation?

Layoffs, salary cutbacks, and worries about the economy are making a lot of people re-think those summer vacations.


But, that doesn’t mean you don’t really need – or deserve – a break.

And if you can convince a panel of judges that you’re the person in the United States or Canada who’s the most deserving of a week-long summer vacation, then you just might get that vacation for free.

How?  The folks at HomeAway (they do vacation rentals  around the world) are sponsoring a contest for a $10,000 vacation getaway.   Two runners up will each get a $5,000 trip.

Suddenly feeling very deserving of a vacation?  I sure am!

To enter: submit short text, video or photo entry to explaining why you deserve to have your summer vacation saved.


The contest deadline is July 2, 2009. The general public gets to vote on the entries through July 16, 2009.  A panel of judges will then select the winners. And the winners will be announced on or around July 28, 2009.

Just in time for a summer vacation.

Good luck!

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