#YourTimeToShine Photo & Video Contest

We’re so impressed with the posts we received for #MerryKissMe, we’re turning to you for more!

With such stellar photography skills shown during our #MerryKissMe contest, we decided WE WANT MORE! So we’re having another contest, this time with NO LIMIT OF WINNERS! We’re looking for photos and videos to help us showcase our work at a handful of the venues we’ve lit up this holiday season, listed below. If we use your work, we’ll pay you – it’s that simple. So unleash your creativity, have some fun and get paid – $50/photo, $100/video!


Venue 1: Dana Point Harbor

Head down to Dana Point Harbor Drive and you can’t miss our lights! Make sure you don’t miss the Merry Kiss Me sign and our other displays all along the boardwalk!

Venue 2: La Plaza Park, Dana Point

Off PCH Between the Chevron station and Hobie Surf Shop

Venue 3: Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629

Venue 4: Marriott Laguna Cliffs

25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629

$50 Prize


We’re looking for color full color photography, preferably in landscape orientation. They should do a great job of showcasing the fun and beautiful nature of the lighting at the venues listed above. You can use depth of field, varying filters, a variety of perspectives – anything else you think looks great! Keep in mind, final images have to be delivered in minimum dimensions of 2000×2000 pixels, so adjust your settings as needed.

$100 Prize


Another great way to experience our projects is by video, so we welcome your video endeavors as well! More specifically, we’d like to see TIME-LAPSE and DRONE videos. Obviously, follow all safety and legal parameters while doing so, but any other kinds of videos are welcome as well. Delivered videos should be in color, and high quality.

Contest Rules

How It Works

Post your creative work on Instagram at #YourTimeToShine by January 10th, 2018.   All work will be reviewed and winners selected by January 15th, 2018 with no minimum nor maximum number of winners. Once we get final work and a release of rights, payment will be delivered in full. All images submitted will be able to be used on social media channels, specifically Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.