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Tie the Knot as an "HP Signature Style Wedding Contest" Winner
HP and TheKnot Offer Do-it-yourself Tips to Affordably Personalize Your "I Do's"PALO ALTO, Calif., April 30, 2003
This is it! You're getting married. It's special. You're different from other couples. So why should your wedding look the same as theirs?
Many couples are personalizing their wedding with do-it-yourself tools for a unique look that is also cost-effective and time-efficient. Recognizing this desire, HP is announcing the "HP Signature Style Wedding Contest," where one lucky couple will win a Signature Style kit to help them create their perfect wedding.
The kit, valued at approximately $4,000, includes state-of-the-art digital photography and printing devices, the artistic guidance of a creative director and a digital photographer to capture magic moments (more details below).
"The desire to personalize one's wedding is today's hottest bridal trend," said Carley Roney, editor-in-chief of TheKnot, the nation's leading online wedding resource. "No longer satisfied with the ‘cookie cutter wedding,' today's distinctive duos are tailoring the look and feel of their weddings to their own personalities, passions and heritages.
"For example, one couple who fell in love in college after meeting in an astronomy class used the constellations as their wedding theme. They put stars on their invitations, planets on the place cards, named each table after a different constellation and gave toy telescopes with a place for a photo as a wedding favor."
"You don't have to be a professional to create and customize your own wedding materials," said Kathy Stromberg, vice president of marketing, HP Imaging and Printing Group. "HP's solutions are easy to use and work well together so virtually anyone can enhance their life's events and individualize them in an affordable way."
According to Roney, there are many simple and affordable ways to make your nuptials unique. Here are five of her favorite personalization ideas:
How to Enter
Describe in an essay of 500 words or less:
The contest will be judged on both the creativity and self-expression of the vision. Entries should include names and ages of the bride and groom, e-mail address, mailing address and phone number.
For more information and to enter, call +1 800 HP WEDDINGS.
Entries also will be accepted by mail to:
The "HP Signature Style Wedding Contest" ends June 30, 2003. All entries must be received by June 30, 2003 at noon ET.
Twenty-eight Prizes to be Awarded
The grand prize winner will receive:
1. An HP Signature Style Wedding kit including:
2. Assistance from a creative director:
3. Digital photographer to shoot wedding
(Total prize valued at approximately $4,000.)
The second place winner will receive an HP digital imaging solutions kit with a digital camera (one HP Photosmart 812) and camera dock (one HP Photosmart 8881), an all-in-one printer (one HP PSC 2210) and supplies (including photo paper, batteries, and photo capture card). This prize is valued at approximately $600.
The third place winner will receive an HP digital imaging solutions kit with a digital camera (one HP Photosmart 812) and camera dock (one HP Photosmart 8881), an all-in-one printer (one HP PSC 1210 -- the world's smallest flatbed all-in-one that prints, scans and copies) and supplies (including photo paper and batteries). This prize is valued at approximately $400.
Twenty-five winners, chosen from a random drawing, will each receive a "brag book," a mini photo album, which features a cover that can be customized with a personal photo, from Kate's Paperie.
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