Win $1000 in Timeshare Vacation Contest, But Deadline Approaches

It is not too late to make your last timeshare vacation pay off in a big way. ARDA’s website, is dedicated to providing information on timeshare, fractionals and private residence clubs with the goal of showing vacationers meaningful ways to vacation better. Again this year, they are hosting the Bring Your Vacation to Life contest, and your old vacation photos and favorite stories could make you a winner.

All you have to do to turn your vacation memories into a $1000 gift certificate is to submit the best vacation short story, photo, or vacation video in the contest. Select a photo, tell a story, or share a video that captures how a timeshare vacation helped changed your life, your health, or your happiness.

You can upload your stories, photos, or videos online at the VacationBetter website. You can submit them via email to:
[email protected]

By mail to:

American Resort Development
Association (ARDA)
Attn: Contest
1201 15th Street, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005

Each entry must include:

Your name
Email address
Name and location of the timeshare resort where the photo/vacation experience or video was taken. (Videos should be no longer than 3 minutes.)

Are you someone with lots of great timeshare vacation memories? That’s okay; you can enter as often as you like.

Here are the rules, exactly as stated by the American Resort Development Association:

“You must own all rights to any photograph, story or video entered in this contest. It is the responsibility of the contestant to ensure that publication and use of photographs, stories or video by ARDA raises no legal claims. Submitted photographs, stories and video are the exclusive property of ARDA. ARDA maintains the right to reproduce and use the submitted photographs, stories and video (with credits) for any legitimate purpose, including but not limited to usage in publications, web pages, presentations and other materials.”

Winners will be notified on Friday, September 25, 2009, by email and the winning story, photos, and video will be featured in ARDA’s Developments Magazine and on and

Winners in each of the three categories will receive a $1000 AMEX gift card.

Visit for full details and watch the following video from ARDA with Jim Lewis, president of Disney Vacation Club and chairman of the American Resort Development Association.