During the last three years, Nevada’s state government has been one of the RV lifestyle’s biggest supporters and it will continue down that path this year with another promotional effort to encourage more RVers to visit the state, particularly the portions that are away from the bright lights of Las Vegas.
This year, Nevada has scheduled the “Your Koolest RV Moment” photo contest, which offers an evaporative cooler and other prizes to the winners, Lt. Gov. Lorraine Hunt announced Wednesday (Jan. 14).
“This new promotion will encourage RV travelers to engage in fun activities that could result in winning the prize,” said Hunt, who also chairs the Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT). “Nevada offers a lot of cool moments, whether it’s an outdoor adventure, scenic wonder, entertainment or indulging one’s self at a spa or lavish restaurant. The biggest challenge will be choosing among all those cool moments.”
The contest winner will get a TurboKool evaporative cooler to mount to the roof of their RV. Manufactured in Sparks, Nev., TurboKool units draw fresh warm air from the outdoors and passes it through a filter which cleans and cools the air by as much as 20 degrees.
The second place prize is a one-week stay at the Saddle West RV Resort in Pahrump, Nev., and the third place winner will get a one-year subscription to Nevada Magazine.
The winning photos will appear in the 2005 Nevada Travel Planner or Nevada Visitors Guide.
Photo entries must be shot in Nevada and must be unpublished. Up to five photos can be submitted and they can be any combination of black & white or color prints up to 8 X 10, slides 35 mm or larger in a plastic sleeve or digital images of at least 300 dpi on a CD.
The entry deadline is next July 14. The mailing address is: Photo Contest, Nevada Commission on Tourism, 401 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701. For more information, visit www.travelnevada.com and click on “RV Info” or call (800) NEVADA-8.
During 2001 through 2003, Nevada conducted its RV Adventure Sweepstakes with gas engine Class A motorhomes built by Winnebago Industries Inc. as the grand prize during each of the three years.