Springs Resort sponsors photo contest

The Springs Resort and Spa is sponsoring “The Best of The Springs” photo and essay contest. This is the first of what is proposed to be an annual event.

Residents are invited to submit photos, stories and/or illustrations (illustrations are for those 12 and under) of the resort. These entries can be from any period in time. The hope is to create a collection of stories and images that will celebrate the history of the resort and the Great Spring, both of which are integral parts of the local social and economic landscape.

The contest is broken up into three groups, determined by age. They are 12 and under, 13-18, and over 18. Grand prize winners will be recognized in each of the three categories. The prizes are valued at approximately $350 each and are:

12 and Under — A pool party, at the resort swimming pool, for up to 10 people. The party will include free food, drinks, soaking and “goody bags.”

13-18 — A pool party, at the resort swimming pool, for up to 10 people. There will also be a movie played on the large inflatable outdoor screen. The party will include free pizza, soft drinks and soaking.

Over 18 — An annual soaking pass or a one-night stay for two people at the new Luxury Hotel.

The deadline for entries is midnight, Jan. 16. The winners will be announced at the grand opening of five new soaking pools at the resort. The date of the grand opening has not yet been announced.

Entries can be submitted electronically via e-mail at bestof@pagosahotsprings.com or by mailing materials to PO Box 1799, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. Materials submitted will not be returned to the entrant.