Contests and Promotions

Participate in one of The Observer's contests and promotions. Check back often as contests change frequently!

   2014 Volunteer Photo Contest

   We want to see volunteers in action! Upload your 
   favorite volunteer photos and readers will vote on
   their favorite photo, and the winner will earn a 
   cash gift for the local charity of their choice. 
   Grand Prize is $1,500! Sponsored by, an initiative of Gulf Coast
   Community Foundation. 


2014 It's Read Everywhere

Traveling somewhere? Don't forget to pack your Observer newspaper! Bring along the Sarasota Observer, Longboat Observer, East County Observer or Pelican Press; snap a photo of you with your newspaper on your vacation; submit to win (2) travel certificates, good for round trip travel on Jet Blue, Delta, United or US Airways from SRQ Airport!



2014 Weather Contest

Enter the 2014 Weather Contest with pictures of beautiful sunrises, sunsets and photos of beautiful Sarasota and Manatee counties. Weekly winners will be published in your local observer paper, and online each week through the Observer's Facebook account.





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