#Hometown360 Challenge
Share and Experience the Good Happening in the Dayton Region from a New Perspective

What’s Your #Hometown360

We have so much to be proud of in Greater Dayton. Throughout our region, people, companies and charitable organizations are working together to make our quality of life even better, today and for the next generation. The Dayton Foundation’s 2016-2017 Annual Report to the Community shares a 360-degree view of a few of their stories. Now it’s your turn to share your #Hometown360 view and have an opportunity for your favorite charity to receive the $1,000 #Hometown360 Challenge grant.

Guidelines for the #Hometown360 Challenge

#Hometown360 Challenge is a photo entry social media campaign that engages the community in helping the Foundation award a nonprofit organization with a one-time, $1,000 unrestricted grant.

How to Share Your #Hometown360 with The Dayton Foundation

Now through noon on Friday, December 15, you may share your favorite #Hometown360 view on the Foundation’s Facebook page www.Facebook.com/TheDaytonFoundation). Participating is as easy as 1-2-3!

  • 1. Snap an original photo of your favorite tradition/activity/place in Greater Dayton.
  • 2. Upload it to the Dayton Foundation’s Facebook page.
  • 3. Include in your photo post “#Hometown360” and tell us your story of why the photo represents your favorite #Hometown360 moment or location. Be creative and have fun!

Share your post with your social media family and friends!

What Type of Photos Should I Submit for the #Hometown360 Challenge?

We want to see your #Hometown360 through your eyes! Whether you’re visiting a favorite neighborhood park with your kids, taking in the holiday displays at Carillon Park with your family or watching the sunset over Eastwood Lake with friends, your opportunities to capture the beauty and people of Greater Dayton are limitless.

Photo submissions should contain positive, uplifting images that highlight your pride in your community. Taking photos of local attractions or landmarks; new developments or revitalization efforts; green spaces or natural settings; and longstanding community traditions or events, are great ways to show us your #Hometown360 view. We encourage you to be as creative as possible in your submissions and to represent your unique perspective for the corner of Greater Dayton you call home.

Want to Share a 360 Photo of Your Favorite Hometown Area or Event?

If you post a panoramic photo taken on your smart phone to our Facebook page, it automatically will convert it to a 360-degree photo. Make sure it posted as an individual post (not in the comments of another post), otherwise it will not convert into a 360 photo.

Not sure how to take a panoramic photo with your smart phone?

iPhone: https://www.wikihow.com/Take-Panorama-Photos-with-an-iPhone
android: https://www.fonepaw.com/solution/take-panoramic-shot-with-android-camera.html

Please note that all photos entered into the #Hometown360 Challenge may be used by The Dayton Foundation for marketing purposes at no compensation to the photographer. The Dayton Foundation also reserves the right to remove from its Facebook page any photos or posts deemed inappropriate. All submissions must be original photos and the entrant may be asked to produce a high resolution, unedited image of the photo entry upon request. Failure to meet these requirements may result in disqualification from the #Hometown360 Challenge.

Deadline and Grant Award

The #Hometown360 Challenge will conclude at noon on Friday, December 15. The individual who posted the winning photograph will be notified prior to a news release and social media announcement at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Only one, $1,000 grant will be awarded to the charity selected by the winning photo's photographer.

Questions or need more information?

Contact Soteria Brown at (937) 225-9959 or at sbrown@daytonfoundation.org.

The #Hometown360 Challenge is a sponsored campaign of The Dayton Foundation. By participating in the challenge, each entrant agrees to abide by the campaign’s rules and regulations. The #Hometown360 Challenge is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook or Hootsuite. Any questions or comments regarding the challenge should be directed to The Dayton Foundation.

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File date: 11.27.17


Barbra Stonerock

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Barbra Stonerock, vice president, Community Engagement, (937) 225-9951.

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