Recognizing that a quinceañera symbolizes one of the most important coming-of-age traditions for Latino teens and their families, Verizon is again offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate this memorable moment with an all-expenses-paid party and college scholarship through its My Fabulous Quince essay contest.
Through July 31, teens from eight participating cities and the surrounding areas will have the chance to enter to win the Quince of their dreams by submitting an essay online or at Verizon's My Fabulous Quince expos. Participating cities include: Chicago; New York; Miami; Dallas; Houston; El Paso, Texas; Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Contest Entry, Selection Process and Prizes
Through July 31, teens turning 15 in 2012 can participate in My Fabulous Quince by answering each of the following questions in 100 to 500 words:
• What does a Quince mean to you?
• What are you planning to accomplish after high school?
• How would you use technology to make all of your Quince dreams come true?
Following the entry phase, a voting panel of judges will select 20 finalists in each market based on the most compelling essays. The finalists will be featured on the My Fabulous Quince website, and the public will be able to vote online or text in their vote for their favorite finalist from Aug. 24 through Sept. 2, 2012.
The finalist with the highest number of votes will win the grand prize, which includes a college scholarship, four smartphones and Verizon gift cards. The grand-prize winner will also receive an all-expenses-paid Quince for up to 100 guests, featuring a special performance by one of the most acclaimed award-winning Latin urban artist of all time, Daddy Yankee. Daddy Yankee will perform songs from his most recent album, Prestige, as well as some of his greatest hits, including "Lovumba," among others.
"Being part of My Fabulous Quince this year will help me provide an unforgettable musical experience for one of my fans," said Daddy Yankee. "I enjoy celebrating our Latino traditions, and I look forward to singing at the winner's Quince and sharing this special moment with their family and friends."