N.C. Strawberry Association launches twitter contest

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 24, 2011

(Pittsboro, NC, May 24, 2011) — The North Carolina Strawberry Association (@NC_Strawberry on Twitter) has launched its first “Sweet Tweet” contest, running now until Sunday, May 29.  Entrants must write 140 characters or less about why they love North Carolina strawberries.  The contest winner will be announced on Monday, May 30 and will win a gift certificate for a four-quart basket or bucket of strawberries at the North Carolina strawberry farm of their choice.
“So many people around the state enjoy fresh, delicious North Carolina strawberries,” said Debby Wechsler, NCSA executive secretary. “With our Sweet Tweet contest on Twitter, they have a whole new way to tell the world why.”
Entrants are encouraged to tell all their family members, friends and coworkers to follow @NC_Strawberry on Twitter and enter the contest.  To follow, go to www.twitter.com and set up an account, then search for @NC_Strawberry. Contest details can also be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/NCStrawberry.
The contest rules are as follows:
Entrants must have an active Twitter account and “Follow” @NC_Strawberry on Twitter.
In 140 characters or less, entrants must write why they love North Carolina strawberries.
All entries must include @NC_Strawberry.
*Entries may not be submitted via Facebook.
Tweets must be submitted to @NC_Strawberry by SUNDAY, May 29 at 5 pm for consideration.
A winner will be announced on MONDAY, May 30 by 5 pm on Facebook and Twitter. The winner will also be notified by a direct message on Twitter and will need to respond with their contact information (full name, phone number, address and email address) in order to receive their prize.
“Our Sweet Tweet contest will allow us to increase the knowledge of North Carolina strawberries in the social media sphere,” said Wechsler.  “It also gives creative followers the chance to reap a sweet reward.”
For more information about North Carolina strawberries, visit www.ncstrawberry.com, follow @NC_Strawberry on Twitter or “Like” on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/NCStrawberry.