#HayattTamaya InstaMeet + Photo Contest

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm
at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa

Through @TravelNewMexico we are thrilled to be teaming up with Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa (@hyattregencytamaya) in Bernalillo, New Mexico, to bring you a FREE VIP #HyattTamaya Instagram experience on Saturday, April 21st from 3:30-8:00pm! We will be taking a behind the scenes tour of their fabulous resort, starting at their premier restaurant Corn Maiden. We will then tour the resort, including the Tamaya Mist Spa, the unique Native American Art, and their lush grounds and pool area. We'll then be whisked away to the Tamaya Stables for a sunset picnic just in time for that magic, golden hour. They will also be hosting a photo contest in conjunction with the InstaMeet through which you could win amazing prizes!

Because availability is extremely limited, you MUST have an active and public Instagram account to participate and we have to be strict about these requirements. Click the Eventbrite logo below to claim a spot to this event.

Special thanks to the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa for rolling out the red carpet to our community and showing us how to #TravelNM in style! 

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#SantaFeGlow InstaMeet + Photo Contest

Santa Fe GLOW InstaMeet + Photo Contest

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
at Santa Fe Botanical Garden

It's time for the next #SimplySantaFe InstaMeet + Photo Contest!  We are thrilled to announce that we are returning to co-host the 2nd Annual Preview for #SantaFeGLOW at the @santafebotanicalgarden! Join us on Tuesday, December 5 from 5-8pm for a magical and illuminating FIRST LOOK at the gardens. 

As always, this social media press preview event is FREE to anyone with a PUBLIC and ACTIVE Instagram Account. Thank you for understanding.

More details coming soon!

Registration for this event has closed.


The Photo Contest will continue through January 1st so feel free to post more from the preview or go back with friends and family to experience GLOW again! Make sure to use #SantaFeGLOW on your images to be considered. The categories and prizes are listed below. 

Lights – PRIZE: Winner’s Choice: Individual Membership to the Santa Fe Botanical Garden OR a 10-pass to Yoga in the Garden

People – PRIZE:  Winner’s Choice: Individual Membership to the Santa Fe Botanical Garden OR a 10-pass to Yoga in the Garden

Bridging Time – PRIZE: Winner’s Choice: Individual Membership to the Santa Fe Botanical Garden OR a 10-pass to Yoga in the Garden

Art – PRIZE: Winner’s Choice: Individual Membership to the Santa Fe Botanical Garden OR a 10-pass to Yoga in the Garden

Overall – PRIZE: Individual Garden Membership AND Season Pass to the Botanical Garden’s Sunset in the Garden Concert Series.

#SITESFREVEAL InstaMeet + Photo Contest

SITE Santa Fe Reveal InstaMeet + Photo Contest

Friday, October 6 from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am
at SITE Santa Fe

Please Join Us for an InstaMeet + Photo Contest celebrating the Grand Re-Opening of SITE Santa Fe! The #SITESFREVEAL event features inaugural exhibitions FUTURE SHOCK and SITElab8: Kota Ezawa.

@SITE_SantaFe has partnered with @SimplySantaFeNM to invite the Instagram community to attend and 'gram their highly anticipated Grand Re-Opening Reveal! These tickets are free if you have a public and active Instagram account.

Join us for the After Hours party starting at 9:00 pm on Friday, October 6th, for late night music and dancing, a special appearance and performance by Supaman, after-party food, and free first round of drinks. The Reveal is a 21-and-over party.

If you have never attended an InstaMeet before, InstaMeets are gatherings of people coming together to create, connect and share an experience through Instagram photography. The events usually involve a behind the scenes tour, access to something that isn’t normally available to the general public, or giveaways of product in support of the promotion. This event provides free access to a popular ticketed event in exchange for attendees to post about it on Instagram.

There are a very limited number of FREE tickets available for this event. If the tickets have been claimed please sign up for the waitlist because tickets may open up! Also, if you claim a ticket and cannot attend please cancel your ticket ASAP! Photo by: @kyle.l.p.gray

Registration for this event has closed.


#NMPhotoAdventure in Santa Fe with New Mexico Magazine and @SimplySantaFeNM

Santa Fe Photo Fiesta

Saturday, September 9 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Starting at the New Mexico Museum of Art

Join @NewMexicoMag and @SimplySantaFeNM in Santa Fe on Saturday, September 9th for the next installment of the #NMPhotoAdventure InstaMeet + Photo Contest series - Photo Fiesta! Come explore downtown Santa Fe scavenger hunt style with us and our partners, New Mexico Museum of Art and @TheLensic during Fiestas de Santa Fe for your chance to win prizes, including a paid photo assignment with New Mexico Magazine, Instagram takeovers, Culture Passes, and more! Photographers have full creative licence including the type of camera used and editing tools. 

2pm - Meet at the New Mexico Museum of Art for a brief intro and to pickup your name badge and event information card.
2 - 5pm - Explore downtown Santa Fe to find your favorite places and things to shoot!
5 - 7pm - Happy Hour tour of the Lensic Performing Arts and door prizes and  raffle fun!

Photo Contest Categories:
Art ● Fiesta ● Architecture ● Food ● Faces ● #SimplySantaFe

Prizes and Raffles for #NMPhotoAdventure Photo Fiesta

Overall Series Grand prize win for overall series posts for hashtag

  • Assignment from New Mexico Magazine

  • A $100 gift certificate to Midtown Bistro. (courtesy New Mexico Art Museum)

  • Instagram takeover for New Mexico Magazine & Simply Santa Fe

Overall 1st Place  

Lensic Instagram Takeover

  • With backstage access to a Lensic Presents show (which show to be determined according to artists requirements)

  • 4 tickets to use with whatever Lensic Presents show(s) they’d like (subject to availability)

  • Lensic SWAG (“Stormy” keychains, gold-plated bookmarks, and stickers).

Overall 2nd Place

New Mexico Museum Package:

    • MNM membership

    • El Palacio subscription

    • Book from Museum of New Mexico Press

    • $50 gift card to the café

    • $25 gift card to museum shops

Category Winners

Culture Pass plus 2 tickets to Lensic presents event

Special Offers from our Partners:

Show us your Fiesta culture in Santa Fe and around the state! To enter the photo contest, you must have a public Instagram account, follow @NewMexicoMag and @SimplySantaFeNM and use the hashtag #NMPhotoAdventure. The deadline to post is Wednesday, September 13th. We can’t wait to see you all for Photo Fiesta fun! #PhotoFiesta #NMMagazine #SimplySantaFe #TheLensic #NMArtMusuem

Complete contest rules can be found here.

Registration for this Event has Closed.


#MercedesBenzABQ InstaMeet + Photo Contest with @TravelNewMexico and @Mercedesbenzabq

Mercedes-Benz ABQ

Save the date! On Saturday, August 26th, we’ll be accelerating full speed ahead with Mercedes-Benz of Albuquerque (@mercedesbenzabq) to create a luxury class InstaMeet at their showroom located at 8920 Pan American Freeway NE in Albuquerque. We’re teaming up with them to get creative with each other and their vehicles for a chance to win extravagant prizes and opportunities! Pre-registration through Eventbrite is preferred but not required. Click the link in our bio to pre-register. ⠀

Who: @TravelNewMexico and @MercedesbenzABQ
What: InstaMeet + Photo Contest to explore the Mercedes-Benz and Audi/Porsche dealerships, take a test drive, and gather with a creative community for opportunities to Travel New Mexico in style. ⠀
When: Saturday, August 26th from 3:00-5:30 pm⠀
Where: 8920 Pan American Fwy NE in Albuquerque⠀

3:00-4:00 pm - Test Drives (sign-up upon arrival) and Self-Guided Tours of MercedesBenz and the Audi/Porsche dealerships⠀
4:00-4:15 pm - Welcome + Introduction ⠀
4:00-5:30 pm - Open Bar + Photo Ops⠀
6:00-8:00 pm - After Party, location TBD⠀

Hashtag: #MercedesBenzABQ#TravelNM

Photo contest details will be announced at this event. You must attend the event to be eligible for the photo contest. This event is open to anyone with an active and public Instagram account so please invite your friends! We hope to see you there!

Registration for this Event has Closed.


Announcing the 2017 #sfoInstaMeet Photo Contest!

2017 #sfoInstaMeet Photo Contest Santa Fe Opera Simply Santa Fe Instagram

June 26 - August 1, 2017
@ Santa Fe Opera

Oh boy oh boy, we know you've been waiting for this announcement - The 2017 #sfoInstaMeet Photo Contest! In addition to the FIVE #sfoInstaMeet events, we are co-hosting a photo contest from June 26th - August 1st with the Santa Fe Opera! Show us how you see @santafeopera by using the hashtag #sfoInstaMeet while attending an InstaMeet or performance and you could win BIG! 
Grand prize is the opportunity to photograph backstage DURING a regular season performance. This is unprecedented and the opportunity of a LIFETIME! Second and third place winners will receive two tickets to a 2018 Opera season performance of their choice (based on availability). In addition (and this is a really BIG and EXCITING addition!), a selection of images created during this time period will be chosen by the Santa Fe Opera to be shown (and sold!) at a Pop Up Photo Exhibition in the brand spankin' new mobile @showponygallery, the latest amazing project by Niomi Fawn of @curatesantafe! The opening will be held at the Opera on August 18th! Wow, the photo opportunities from all the photo opportunities just keep coming! Complete details of the photo exhibition will be announced early August.

Rules for participation:
• Images taken at the Santa Fe Opera must be posted to Instagram using the hashtag #sfoInstaMeet between the dates of June 26 - August 1, 2017.
• Participants must have a PUBLIC Instagram account to be eligible (otherwise they are not viewable) and must follow @SantaFeOpera and @SimplySantaFeNM.
• Images must be new and taken at the Santa Fe Opera, however, Instagrammers have full creative license over subject material.
• Please do NOT photograph employees working backstage.
• Images from the hashtag will be judged by the Santa Fe Opera. • All decisions about winning photographs are made at the discretion of this organization and are final.
Good luck everyone! 

#NMPhotoAdventure in ABQ with @NewMexicoMag and @TravelNewMexico


Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 3-8pm
@ Hotel Andaluz in Alburquerque

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 20th for an exciting #NMPhotoAdventure collaboration between @newmexicomag and @travelnewmexico! Along with our partners @visitabq, @hotelandaluz, and the New Mexico Railrunner, you can join the hunt in downtown Albuquerque for photo ops in select categories starting at 3 p.m. This dynamic and exciting photo scavenger hunt will culminate in a photo contest with a chance to win fabulous prizes, including the Grand Prize of an opportunity to do a takeover on @newmexicomag & @travelnewmexico Instagram accounts AND an assignment with New Mexico Magazine! 

MEET AT: Hotel Andaluz at 3 p.m. on May 20th (Scavenger hunt handout and rules will be distributed on site)

WIN: Photo Assignment in New Mexico Magazine, Hot Air Balloon for 2 from Rainbow Ryders, Instagram takeovers, Rail Runner passes, and lots more.

SHOW: Your POV of our special categories, such as Architecture, Art, Faces, and Food!. Specials from Red Door Brewery, Deep Space Coffee and Skip Maisel's Indian Jewelry.

POST-EVENT HAPPY HOUR: 6 p.m. Ibiza at Hotel Andaluz for door prizes, raffle & fun.

*You’ll need to have a public Instagram account and follow @travelnewmexico and @newmexicomag in order to participate.

#yellCast Local Passion Photo Contest with yellCast and @SimplySantaFeNM

November 11-27, 2016
@ Santa Fe, New Mexico

@SimplySantaFeNM is thrilled to announce (again!) we have teamed up with yellCast connection engine to host the #yellCast Local Passion Photo Contest!

You know how when something on your computer isn’t working you reboot the system and suddenly everything works again? Well. that’s what we have done with the yellCast photo contest! The first go around was a little confusing so we’ve revamped our concept to ask you to “Show us your Local Passion” – i.e. your favorite local businesses, products, services, merchandise, people and places. If you need inspiration, just look at the @SimplySantaFeNM feed, it’s filled with images of local love.

yellCast is a new tool for searching the internet and connecting with the local economy. The benefits for local businesses and consumers are powerful. We LOVE this concept and as very vocal (and visual!) proponents of living local, we are absolutely 100% behind their mission. during the exclusive pilot in Santa Fe we ask you to join in our contest for a chance to win local prizes and make local connections! Try it today by searching yellCast to help find your local passions!

🏆 GRAND PRIZES: Cash prizes for top vote-getters on yellCast Facebook page.
🎗 HONORABLE MENTIONS: yellCast t-shirts and tote bags, winners to be chosen at random from all entries.
Photo contest entries must be posted to Instagram using the hashtag #yellCast between the dates of November 11-27. Participants must have a PUBLIC Instagram account to be eligible (otherwise they are not viewable) and follow @SimplySantaFeNM. Instagrammers have full creative license over subject material as long as it speaks to the theme of showing us your local passion. All the images submitted on the hashtag will be added to a photo album on the yellCast Facebook Page where community members will vote from November 28-December 4 for their favorite images by liking the photos. Images with the most likes will be awarded the cash prizes (a minimum five participants). SeSelf-promotion and sharing of contest post are encouraged, however, absolutely NO vote trading will be allowed and will result in immediate disqualification.
November 11-27: Submit images to Instagram
November 28-December 4: Voting period on yellCast Facebook page
December 7: Winners announced