Archive for January, 2009


Just in Time for your Super Bowl XLIII Party, Win Chick-fil-A Party Platter in Spring TX New Year’s Photo Contest

January 19, 2009

One lucky contestant will win a Chick-fil-A Party Platter valued at $50 from the Spring Chick-fil-A located at FM 2920 & Kuykendahl Rd, just in time for their Super Bowl Party. The Open Theme contest is free to enter and photos from all categories will be accepted.

Spring, Texas. –’s first Photo Contest of 2009 is well under way. The January Open Theme contest, sponsored by the Spring Chick-fil-A, has several entries and is asking the community to visit to vote for their favorite photo. The contest will end on January 31, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. so there is still time to enter!

Entries are being accepted from all categories from Spring and surrounding area residents 13 and older.  The Explore Spring / Chick-fil-A New Year’s Photo Contest for a chance to winner will receive a Chick-fil-A party platter valued at $50 and an Explore Spring personalized t-shirt featuring the winning photograph. The winner is chosen by Explore Spring online viewers. Entries and voting take place online at The entry with the most online votes at the end of the month wins the prizes.

Winning entries are published on, a popular site that served over 3.6 million page views in 2008. Print publication is also a possibility for some entries.

Explore Spring is currently seeking sponsors for other 2009 monthly photo contests and would love to have your business partner with us. Theme’s currently available are Sweethearts, Baby, you should be in pictures, Cute Kid, Mommy & Me, Dad & Me, BFF, Best Moments of Summer Vacation, Explore Spring Texas, Cutest Pet, Vet’s in Action, and Christmas Photo Contest. To apply to sponsor a monthly photo contest please visit online at

This month’s contest is all about what the Explore Spring user wants to share. “The New Year’s photo contest gives Spring residents the opportunity to showcase their photography skills and interests and really have some fun,” says Holly Munsinger, Chick-fil-A Marketing Manager. Contest entries may be from anytime or any place or can be taken specifically for New Year Photo Contest. For more details about Explore Spring / Chick-fil-A New Year Photo Contest, please visit the Explore Spring website. If it’s about Spring Texas it’s on Explore Spring. So come on make your Super Bowl Party great, enter the contest today!

About Explore Spring

Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned and operated online city guide and business directory for Spring TX. Here you can find all kinds of services – from restaurants and automobiles to shopping and home services. A online community guide and business directory for Spring Klein TX, providing local news, real estate, jobs, advertising, calendar, events and more. provides a central online location 24 hours a day to find information relevant to the Spring TX Community. The web site is located at

About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc., is the nation’s second-largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain. In 2006, Chick-fil-A produced record sales of $2.275 billion — a 15.16 percent overall increase and an 8.52 percent same-store sales gain that helped extend the chain’s streak of consecutive sales gains to 39 years. The Spring Chick-fil-A opened its doors on December 13, 2007 and features weekly events to engage the community. To learn more about Chick-fil-A visit them online at



January 7, 2009

Our January Photo Contest Sponsor, Spring Chick-Fil-A located in Spring Town Center at Kuykendahl & FM 2920 is having a breakfast giveway! Visit our contest sponsor or any area Chick-Fil-a January 8, 2009 from 6:00 am – 10:30 am to receive your FREE breakfast!

So stop in at our Chick-Fil-A at 5905 FM 2920, Spring, TX 77388 to receive you FREE Chicken Biscuit. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY!

Spring Chick-fil-A is also offering a coupon for a future visit.

To learn more about Spring Texas visit us online


Contest Sponsors Wanted

January 4, 2009

Each month Spring’s premier online community sponsor’s monthly online photo contests on These monthly contests are in need of Sponsor’s for the 2009 year and we are currently accepting applications.

Sponsorship Benefits: The sponsors shall be entitled to receive all the benefits provided in this document for the Sponsorship level chosen. Prizes must be provided in full to entitle the sponsor to the benefits provided. The fact that the sponsors has not made provided prizes due herein within the time scheduled will not relieve the sponsor from the legal obligation to provide all prizes or pay all sums of money agreed to under this agreement. In the event the ExploreSpring shall be required to institute legal proceedings to enforce any provisions of this agreement they shall be entitled to receive their reasonable attorney’s fees and costs incurred, in addition to any other relief granted. In the event that the Monthly Photo Contest is cancelled or is otherwise unable to be carried out, the sponsors prizes will be returned. $50 sponsor level will receive a ExploreSpring Certificate of Appreciation, and will be featured on ExploreSpring’s home page, Contest page, and monthly newsletter as a Contest Sponsor, with a link to their business directory listing for the sponsorship month(s) only. $75 level Sponsors will receive benefits of lower level as well as, a one-time use 10% off coupon on a future purchase. $100 level Sponsors will receive benefits of lower level as well as link to their web site, and an article in Featured Businesses Section. $200 level Sponsors will receive benefits of lower level as well as 1 month Free in business directory business card rotator, and their logo or web-site on that month’s ExploreSpring T-shirt give away contest winner’s shirt(s). $500 level Sponsors will receive benefits of lower level as well as choice of 3 month business card rotator on home and business directory pages or 3 month upper & lower banner rotator.

Deadline: In order to guarantee all benefits associated with printed materials, your sponsorship commitment needs to be made by the 10th of the month preceding sponsorship. Prizes/Payment must be received 15 days prior to the commencement of the contest. Every effort will be made to accommodate later commitments.

The Theme’s for the monthly contests are as follows. Custom themes are available for a fee.



February – Sweethearts. Showcase your love in the Sweetheart Photo Contest. Limited to 2 persons per photo. No Animals.


MarchBaby, you should be in pictures! Do you have a beautiful baby age 0 to 3? Be sure to enter our all-new Baby Picture Contest! No Animals.


April – Cute Kid. Do you have the Cutest Kid age 4 to 17? Be sure to enter our all-new Cutest Kid Photo Contest! No Animals.


May – Mommy & Me. The contest is all about spotlighting the relationship between a mother and her child(ren).


June – Dad & Me. Children and families are invited to share color photos of fun, meaningful moments with their fathers and the other “dads” in their lives, including uncles, stepfathers and grandfathers.




July – BFF. Do you have a special friendship? Show us who your REAL best friend is.


August — Best Moments of Summer Vacation. Showcase the highlight’s of your summer.


September – Annual Explore Spring Texas Calendar Photo Contest. Photo’s of life in Spring, to be printed in annual calendar.


October – Cutest Pet. Showcase your pet family member in this contest.


November – Vet’s in Action. Best photo of our service member’s at work.

December – Christmas Photo Contest. Do you think your house has the best decorations or prettiest tree? Are you known in your neighborhood for your decked-out Christmas trees? Do people drive by your house just to see your yard decorations? Do you dress up as Santa, an elf, an angel or snowman to perk up your holiday celebration? Do you have an adorable Christmas photo of a family member?

To apply to sponsor a photo contest please visit today!!!!


New Advertising Opportunity with

January 4, 2009

Each month ExploreSpring has monthly online photo contests in which businesses sponsor prizes and receive advertising on our web site. We are looking for businesses to donate small items to be included in an gift basket as a monthly prize for either new registrants and/or contest winners.  We would like to have 12 -24 items from each business represented, so that we may give out at least 2 gift baskets per month to members. You may include a business card and/or label on your donated item to promote your business. As we build these baskets, we will provide a list on the Photo Contest website of businesses that have donated items to the basket. If you would like to donate an item to the gift basket please contact Elle via email, telephone (281) 912-1107 or mail to, 1010 Spring-Cypress Rd, #133, Spring, TX 77373. A minimum of 12 items is required. We will begin working on these immediately so if you are interested, please let us know. 


Spring Texas New Year Photo Contest

January 4, 2009

Spring Texas New Year Photo Contest


Brought to you by

Enter for a chance to win a Chick-Fil-A Party Platter Valued at $50 and Explorespring Tee with winning Photo.


Theme: Open – Submit your favorite photo of anything as long as it meets the rules below.

Submit your photos for this month. Whether photography is your passion, your hobby, or just an occasional pastime, w e invite you to participate in our photo contest.



Entries for the Contest must be received by 6:00 p.m. CST the last calendar day of the month.

ExploreSpring Monthly Photo Contests Rules

Monthly photography contests featuring a different theme each month. All contests run from the 1st to the last day of each month and will be started 8:00 a.m. CST and close at 6:00 p.m. CST. Photo must be family friendly — nothing offensive. It’s not okay to enter photos with nudity or violence.



Official Rules:


    1. Entries and voting will be accepted between 8:00 a.m. CST on the 1st day of the month and 6:00 p.m. CST on the last day of each month. 

    2. All entrants must be 13 years of age or older. Kids age 12 and under may enter photos, but only through a sponsoring parent or adult guardian. 

    3. Entries will be accepted from residents in the Houston Metro Area, except where indicated. 

    4. You must have taken the photos you submit YOURSELF. 

    5. associates or family members of associates are not eligible to enter.
    6. Entries must comply with the current theme.
    7. Winner annouced by 2nd of Each Month.
    8. Entrant must have a valid email address. Only one entry per email account.
    9. The photo with the most votes on the last day of the month wins!
    10. Contest will only allow one vote per registered user so email everyone you know and ask them to vote for their favorite photo too! T
    11. he winner will be featured on our homepage and contest winner page.
    12. By submitting your photo you consent to the rules of the Photo Contest. You authorize to post the photo on, Press Releases, and other media associated with the contest. No compensation other than contest prizes will be provided for use of photos.