June 07, 2012
The contest, which honors the best in local neighborhoods, runs from June 5 to July 6. The grand prize: a VIP all-inclusive weekend to the awards show.
The “Steve Harvey Morning Show” and Ford Motor Company have teamed up to bring you a new life experience in Las Vegas with the “Escape to the 2012 Ford Hoodie Awards” video contest, which kicks off June 5.
Hosted for the 10th year by the top-rated radio host, best-selling author of the book (and the film version of) “Think Like A Man” — and the host of TV’s “Family Feud” — Steve Harvey’s highly anticipated awards show honoring the nation’s best community leaders, educators, neighborhood churches and local businesses will be a blowout celebration, with the chance for lucky listeners to experience Las Vegas’ glittering entertainment and majestic attractions in this new contest.
A once-in-a-lifetime grand prize adventure for a listener and three guests, the Escape to the 2012 Ford Hoodie Awards takes the winner and guests to Las Vegas for a VIP all-inclusive weekend Aug. 3−6 at the Ford Hoodie Awards. Featured are luxurious pampering, entertainment, a Grand Canyon helicopter ride and traveling around the city in an all-new 2013 Ford Escape.
To enter the Escape awards video contest, from June 5 to June 27 listeners can log on to www.SteveHarvey.com to submit their video on “Why they need to escape to the 2012 Ford Hoodie Awards,” check out the new Ford Escape and more.
The “Steve Harvey Morning Show” and Ford Motor Company will judge all entries and post the top three videos on www.SteveHarvey.com, starting July 2, where listeners can vote for their favorite video through July 5. The video receiving the most votes will win the grand prize, and one lucky voter will receive a prize package for two to the 2012 Ford Hoodie Awards.
“We are extremely excited to once again be partnering with ‘The Steve Harvey Morning Show’ on yet another exciting promotion tied to the Ford Hoodie Awards,” said Shawn Lollie, multicultural marketing manager at Ford Motor Company. “Last year we created the ‘craziest wedding proposal contest,’ where one lucky couple won a trip to Las Vegas to attend the Hoodie Awards and get married. This year, we are giving ‘Steve Harvey Morning Show’ listeners the chance to tell us why they need to escape to the 2012 Ford Hoodie Awards with the hopes of winning a trip to this year’s show and spending a weekend about town in an all-new 2013 Ford Escape. We are giving folks a chance to get brand new for the weekend in the Ford Escape.”
Steve Harvey adds, “This is the 10th anniversary of the Hoodie Awards, and we are doing it big with Ford and this once-in-a-lifetime fun adventure to experience the Hoodie Awards Weekend and great attractions of Las Vegas. The winner will be driving around Las Vegas in a new Ford Escape and taking a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon, so make sure to get your videos and votes in.”
Created in 2001 by Steve Harvey and television/radio producer Rushion McDonald to give star treatment to everyday men and women who uplift their neighborhoods, this year’s 10th anniversary Ford Hoodie Awards show will be bigger than ever. The show has become the crowning honor for urban communities.
Voting for the 12 awards show categories will also kick off on “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” from June 4 to June 19, with voting open on www.SteveHarvey.com in one category per day.
Listen to “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” weekdays on your radio or online live 6 – 10 a.m. EST for updates, laughs, daily inspiration and more. And log onto www.SteveHarvey.com. It’s the central place to submit videos for the contest, to vote and to see a rundown of contest rules, award nominees, tickets, packages for the 2012 Ford Hoodie Awards.
The “Escape to the 2012 Ford Hoodie Awards” grand prize winner and voting prize winner will be unveiled on “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” on July 6.
“Escape to the 2012 Ford Hoodie Awards” contest details:
Entry period: June 5 – June 27
Voting period: July 2 – July 5
Winner announced: July 6
Grand Prize: Escape to the 2012 Ford Hoodie Awards VIP Trip for Four
• Round-trip Airfare for 4 people from their hometown to Las Vegas
• Accommodations for 4 days/3 nights in a 2-bedroom, 2-story Skyloft Hotel Suite at the MGM Grand
• Dinner for 4 at Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak at the MGM Grand, with comedian Lavell Crawford
• Spa treatment for 4 at the MGM Grand Spa and Health Club
• 4 tickets to the State Farm Freedom Friday Party on Aug. 3, starring comedian Sheryl Underwood and featuring live performances by Anthony Hamilton and Charlie Wilson
• Opportunity to walk the Ford Celebrity Blue Carpet prior to the Awards Show with Ford Multicultural Marketing Manager Shawn Lollie
• 4 exclusive front-row recliner lounge chairs to view the 10th Annual Ford Hoodie Awards Show on Aug. 4, hosted by Steve Harvey
• Helicopter ride for 4 to the Grand Canyon
• One VIP beach bungalow, with catering for the beach party on Aug. 5, with performances by Keith Sweat and Robin Thicke
• 2013 Ford Escape vehicle to drive around Las Vegas for the duration of the Hoodie Awards Weekend
Voting prize: Trip for 2 to the 2012 Ford Hoodie Awards
• Round-trip airfare for 2 people from the listener’s hometown to Las Vegas
• Hotel accommodations in Las Vegas for 3 days/2 nights
• 2 tickets to the State Farm Freedom Friday Party on Aug. 3, starring comedian Sheryl Underwood and featuring live performances by Anthony Hamilton and Charlie Wilson
• 2 tickets to the 10th Annual Ford Hoodie Awards Show on Aug. 4, hosted by Steve Harvey.