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What Happens on Instragram Could Win You a Trip to Vegas, Courtesy of Autobytel


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IRVINE, CA--October 2, 2013: Autobytel Inc. , the company dedicated to helping automotive consumers and dealers connect online, today announced the launch of its ‘Take Me to Vegas’ photo contest in search of the most popular photo of the hottest car. The grand prize is a trip for two to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) tradeshow in Las Vegas, November 5 – 7, 2013, with air transportation and hotel accommodations. The SEMA show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world.

“Car customization is hugely popular, and so is the SEMA Show which attracts more than 50,000 trade professionals every year”

Following are contest highlights. For a full list of official contest rules, visit Autobytel--Take Me to Vegas.

Instagram users are invited to post an original photo of what they think is the hottest car, using the hashtag #autobytel2vegas from now until 11:59 p.m. PST on October 13, 2013. Autobytel’s judges will then select the top 10 entries based on the originality, creativity, relevance to the theme, and overall appeal of the photo, and upload them to the Autobytel Facebook page (Facebook Autobytel) for public voting. Voting on the Autobytel Facebook page begins at 2:00 p.m. PST on October 16, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on October 22, 2013. The photo that receives the most valid votes at the Autobytel Facebook page will be chosen the winner of a three-day trip for two to the SEMA trade show in Las Vegas (November 5 – 7, 2013). The company is also awarding gift card prizes (from $200 to $25) to the 2nd through 10th place finalists.

“Car customization is hugely popular, and so is the SEMA Show which attracts more than 50,000 trade professionals every year,” said Jeffrey Coats, President and CEO of Autobytel Inc. “We’re excited to see photos that showcase the hottest cars on the street and look forward to rewarding one lucky winner with a ‘backstage pass’ to the industry’s most talked about trade event.”

More information about the Autobytel “Take Me to Vegas” contest, including official contest rules, is available at Autobytel--Take Me to Vegas . Must be 21+ to enter.