I have become a Sonoran Sky Stalker (ok, not in a bad creepy way though). The live view cam over their pool deck is my lifeline to the beach. When I sit at my desk and it is 110’ outside (or more) I know that my favorite beach is only a four hour drive away.
Results from the scores of ten judges made after a blind reading of the 26 stories that qualified for the finals are now in and tabulated. The competition was as close as we thought it would be, with only a few points differentiating the second through fifth highest scoring stories. The Grand Prize winner’s story (published below) seemed to capture the hearts of the judges as it was a clear winner!
The contest ended in a flurry at midnight last night (Wednesday October 10, 2012) with several last minute entries arriving before the deadline. In about five days we’ll be announcing the winners of the Sonoran Resorts’ “Best Job in the World” Travel Writing contest, and the competition is going to very close!
If you’ve been putting off finishing the story about your favorite memory of Rocky Point, you still have approximately 48 hours (depending on when you read this blog) to get your story into us for consideration and possibly winning the Best Job in the World travel writing assignment that includes two weeks in a Luxury Sonoran Sky Resort Condominium suite right on Sandy Beach of the Sea of Cortez in lovely Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico, plus $50 US Dollars per day to spend as you wish while writing just five travel stories about your trip while you are here.
Have you thought about what an incredible experience it would be to sit out on the balcony of your luxury suite in the renowned Sonoran Sky Resort looking out over the passionately peaceful Sea of Cortez and down at the soft sandy beach below you as you reflect back on the day, this day, today, the day you said to yourself, “You know, I can do this. I can write a great travel story about what we did the first time we discovered Rocky Point.” Then you clicked open a blank “Word” page and started tapping on your keyboard…
It’s time to stop procrastinating if you’re planning to put your literary hat in the ring and compete to win an assignment to The Best Job in the World for two weeks, staying at the luxurious Sonoran Sky Beachfront Resort Condominiums on Sandy Beach in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico, plus receive $50.00 a day during your stay.
Those are the evenings, the mornings, the days, the sunsets that romantic Rocky Point gives us practically year around. Take one of those experiences and write about it to share with those less fortunate to have had the occasion to visit our wonderland of great times. And, who knows, like we’ve said before, if it was a great adventure for you, it will be enjoyed by many others as well, and you might just find yourself the winner of our travel writing contest called “The Best Job in the World”…
Are you thinking about an experience you’ve had in Rocky Point that would be fun to share and the only thing holding you back is that the closest you’ve come to writing about one of your vacations was on a postcard to Aunt Emma in Evansville? The biggest difference between writing a travel article and what you wrote on that postcard is that in a travel article you’re not confined to that small space, you can use your computer instead of a pen and you can take the time to express the true essence of the experience you tried to convey to Aunt Emma in 20 words and a photo.
Even though you won’t be able to submit your travel article on “Why I Love Rocky Point” until one minute after midnight tonight, we want to give you access to the finalized Rules for entering the contest, including final details on the three prizes, and other good stuff to get your creative juices flowing in case you haven’t completed your literary masterpiece.
We’ve received so many positive responses to our announcements about the Sonoran Resorts “Why I Love Rocky Point” Best Job in the World Travel Writing Contest that we know this is going to be an exciting adventure for everyone involved!