AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Club members located within a 100-mile radius of seven U.S. cities were challenged by the Jeep® brand and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to enter the "Your Jeep Quest" photography contest, a partnership that rewards youth with an adventure-filled "quest" for their local Boys & Girls Club members.
"Boys & Girls Clubs of America believe in promoting creativity and expression through the arts, and this photography contest enabled our young people to imagine their unique quest as they explored the horizons and adventures of their lives," said Judith J. Pickens, Senior Vice President, Program & Youth Development Services for BGCA. "We appreciate Jeep bringing this opportunity to our Club members to showcase their talents."
To be entered for the chance to win the "Your Jeep Quest" contest, young people from the ages of 6 -18 emailed photography submissions to BGCA and the Jeep brand describing their core values of freedom, adventure and authenticity. Nine winners from seven cities were selected based on criteria including creativity, visual impact and compelling title. The top nine winners will receive a 4X4 Jeep-themed adventure and behind-the-scenes VIP experience for friends, family and fellow members of their Boys & Girls Clubs. Jeep VIP experiences may include Chrysler Jeep Auto Shows and Camp Jeep Drive & Ride events across the United States.
"Throughout the 70 year history the Jeep brand has stood for Freedom and Adventure – part of the spirit of Jeep is to facilitate life's journeys and to help enable people to pursue their on road and off road adventures," said Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "The Jeep brand is proud of all the participants who submitted entries and we congratulate all of the grand prize winners as well as the clubs who will enjoy the Jeep-themed VIP experience on behalf of their winner."
The nine winners in the photography contest are:
- Destiny Quiroz, Boys & Girls Club of Fontana - Almeria Middle School Clubhouse; Fontana, Calif.
- Dylan Stephens, Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County - Cole-Clark Hobe Sound Unit; Hobe South, Fla.
- Brandon Cordero, Boys & Girls Clubs of Vineland – Carl Arthur Unit; Vineland, N.J.
- Thalia Lugo, Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City – Pennsylvania Unit; Atlantic City, N.J.
- Mackenzie Walthall, Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach; Laguna Beach, Calif.
- Janine Johnson, Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach; Laguna Beach, Calif.
- Nashone Yazzie, Boys & Girls Clubs of Del Norte – Boys & Girls Club of Del Norte Chimayo; Chimayo, N.M.
- Damahn Sterling, Fort Eustis Youth Services – Eustis Child and Youth Services; Fort Eustis, Va.
- Kiya Jacobs, Andrews Air Force Base Youth Center; Andrews AFB, Md.
The contest's call for entries was made on August 3, 2012 and the submission period concluded on August 31, 2012. Finalists were selected by a panel of judges from Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The final choice among the top finalists was made by a panel of Jeep brand judges.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, nearly 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs serve some 4 million children and teens through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. Clubs provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at bgca.org/facebook and bgca.org/twitter.
Built on over 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence. The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Compass, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all six Jeep models are sold outside North America – and all are available in right-hand drive versions and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.
SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC