Join the Annual Meeting conversation on Twitter

Twitter-photo-contestThis year the Academy will be hosting its first ever Twitter photo contest during Annual Meeting. To participate, you’ll need to join Twitter (if you haven’t already — and if you haven’t, why haven’t you?) and follow the Academy’s Meeting News Twitter feed, @AADMtgs.

Snap a ‘selfie,’ score a Starbucks

We want you to submit your best Annual Meeting ‘selfie’ via Twitter using the #aad14 hashtag. If you haven’t heard of the ‘selfie,’ it’s a photo you take of yourself (or you and your friends) with the intent to share it on social media. Don’t worry, you don’t have to take the photo yourself, although who doesn’t love the characteristic extending arm of a true selfie!

The prize: The winner will receive a $50 Starbucks gift card.

How to enter

Take a picture that captures you, or you and your friends, at Annual Meeting — the ‘selfie.’ The photo can be taken at or around the convention center, or during your free time in Denver. Submit as many selfies as you want! Remember, no photos can be taken inside meeting sessions.

Tweet your selfie meeting photo to @AADMtgs — remember to use the #aad14 hashtag. Submissions without the hashtag will not be eligible to win.

The contest begins Friday and ends at noon Tuesday. After noon Tuesday, an editorial panel will review photos and choose the winning selfie. The winning photo should be fun, original, and creative.

The winner will be notified via Twitter by noon Friday, March 28. Gift cards will be mailed and/or emailed to the winner.

Rules

Eligibility requirements: All attendees of the Academy’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo. are eligible to submit photos with the exception of American Academy of Dermatology staff and their immediate family members. Exhibitors may also submit photos as long as they are not promoting a product or brand. Go to www.aad.org/selfie to learn more about the Academy’s Twitter photo contest.

Photos must be tweeted to @AADMtgs with the #aad14 hashtag within the designated contest time: Friday March 21 – Tuesday, March 25, noon (MST), for consideration. Winner need not be present to win.

Important: Photos cannot be taken within ongoing Annual Meeting sessions. This is strictly prohibited and these photos are not acceptable for consideration. Photos with captions are also not eligible for consideration. Winning photos may be reproduced in other AAD publications.

No purchase necessary to participate. Must be 18 years of age to participate (ID may be required). Prize is non-transferable. No cash will be awarded. Prizes must be claimed within one year from date of receipt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2014 Annual Meeting will mark the third year of the Academy’s Meeting News Twitter feed, @AADMtgs. As far as technology goes, that’s practically a lifetime. Starting with only a few hundred followers in 2012 to 2,300 followers and growing, Twitter is quickly becoming a go-to space for Academy meeting attendees to engage in conversation about the Annual Meeting as well as stay in the know regarding the latest meeting news updates.

Twitter is a real-time information network that makes staying connected during the Annual Meeting fast and easy! Twitter’s 140-character limit means that tweets are succinct and direct, often linking to relevant information.

Use the #aad14 hashtag when tweeting about the meeting so that other attendees can follow all meeting-related tweets. Clicking on the hashtag will reveal all tweets containing the hashtag, making it even easier to keep track of all Annual Meeting conversations.

Want to start a discussion? Tweet it.  Have a great quote from a session? Tweet it. You can also share your meeting experience by tweeting pictures, so long as they’re not taken inside sessions. Go to www.aad.org/selfie to learn more about the Academy’s Twitter photo contest.

Whether you’ll be at the 72nd Annual meeting, or want to be kept in the loop about meeting news if you’re not able to attend, be sure to follow @AADMtgs on Twitter.  411 is information, by the way. You’ll catch on.

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