Congratulations to our Life’s an Adventure Story Contest $25,000 Winner!

What an amazing kickoff to Photobucket Stories with our recent Life’s an Adventure contest, and huge thanks to all who participated! There certainly was some tough competition with more than 4,700 entries, many of which ran neck-and-neck after 475,000 of you took to social media to voice your vote for your favorites by entering, commenting, liking and sharing them! But that being said, we did have to narrow it down to one first place champ, and we are happy to congratulate Summer Brennan our $25,000* winner for her story titled “Amado: Befriending a Wild Mustang.”

Summer’s entry chronicles her beautiful and touching journey of her training a wild mustang stallion named Amado. She walks us through the time she spent befriending Amado and gaining his trust while training him for their 90-day “Extreme Mustang Makeover” challenge. And, of course, she includes all the emotional and dramatic ups and downs in between!

After you check out Summer’s story, be sure to take a peek at the inspiring runner-up stories that also each scored $500* for their efforts. These adventures include tales such as hiking the Appalachian Trail, taking a cruise as Hurricane Sandy hit, falling in love in Costa Rica, a family setting sail for the first time, and one woman’s seven months spent traveling the world. You won’t want to miss them!

  • Click here to see a story from Mike_aidala about a personal adventure that ended with a twist.
Searched for adventure but found more..
  • Click here to see a story from LookySquares about a journey of 2,176 miles through 14 states over six months, all with two pairs of shoes and a self-proclaimed “horrible beard.”
2,176 Miles, 14 States, 6 Months...
  • Click here to see story from jsisting1 on some amazing travels from 2012, including Indonesia, Brazil, India and Peru.
My travels 2012
  • Click here to see story from MIST50 about her first-ever cruise, which she received as a 50th birthday gift from her sister, plus their ensuing adventure through nine states.
It's Funny How Things Work Out...
  • Click here to see story from melody_hill about a sailing trip, which turned out to be a bonding experience for the entire family.
A sailing trip

These Stories illustrate just how well Photobucket enables you to create and share your personal narratives using our exciting new Story platform.

So what are you waiting for? Now’s the time to start thinking about your own life adventures and all the stories you’ll want to capture, create and share of your greatest moments in pictures, text and video. We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

*Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with Official Rules.

‘Tis the season for a good ‘Story’ – tell yours for the opportunity to win a family cruise!

While the parents and grandparents in Twentieth Century Fox’s holiday movie, PARENTAL GUIDANCE, may not necessarily see eye to eye when it comes to childrearing, we can all agree that family + holidays = plenty of photo opps. And that’s why we created Photobucket Stories, which is a fun new way to document your family’s festivities.

And after you check out all the cool things you can do with Photobucket Stories for your own photos, we hope you will take a moment to check out how our promotional partner, Twentieth Century Fox, is using Stories to creatively showcase behind-the-scenes highlights of the family movie comedy for the holidays, PARENTAL GUIDANCE.

Fans of the movie can check out the OLD School vs. NEW School PARENTAL GUIDANCE Stories and even enter the Old School vs’ New School Competition. Simply upload your most creative images and you’ll have the opportunity to win a 7-day cruise for a family of four (4) from Norwegian Cruise Line.  Whether that’s your best ugly sweater family Christmas photo or new school outdoor holiday light, it’s a battle for the ages.

Click here for the OFFICIAL RULES. Good luck, and happy storytelling!

 

Twentieth Century Fox Launches Parental Guidance Movie Promotion Using Photobucket “Stories” to Engage Movie Fans and Generate Excitement for December 25 Premiere

Season-long promotional campaign leverages the power of storytelling to reveal more about movie than typical online placements, trailers or teasers 

DENVER – December 13, 2012Photobucket Corporation today announced that Twentieth Century Fox’s family movie comedy for the holidays, PARENTAL GUIDANCE, is the first Photobucket marketing partner to launch a marketing campaign including the Photobucket “Stories” platform. Photobucket Stories is not only appealing to consumers (see related release), but it also enables brands to further engage fans in a more interactive way by creating virtual stories that can be embedded and shared across the web and social networks.

 Twentieth Century Fox’s PARENTAL GUIDANCE Stories includes an inside look at both families featured in the film: Marisa Tomei’s ”new school” family, along with the ”old school” family, featuring her parents played by Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. Their respective Stories detail some of the humorous generational differences with regards to childrearing, particularly when grandparents take over and the usual schedules, dietary restrictions and other rules go out the window. To see more of how the family dynamic stacks up, check out the Fox movie trailer for PARENTAL GUIDANCE here; the film arrives in theaters everywhere December 25.

“Photobucket Stories provides us a truly unique canvas, combining photos, videos and text to entice and engage fans,” said Zachary Eller, senior vice president of partnership marketing and promotions, Twentieth Century Fox. “We’re excited about the way the stories have been implemented and the extended look this provides into the opposing (and hilariously clashing!) parenting styles.”

Photobucket Stories for brands enables partners to:

  • Apply photo, video and text-based promotional content to allow your brand’s personality to shine through and distinguish itself
  •  Share ‘the story behind the story’ or a different perspective with your fan base to further engage and entice them
  •  Provide visually-appealing and highly-shareable content that can be embedded on websites, blogs and shared across social networks

“Brands are striving to humanize the way they engage audiences, which means they are seeking new ways to tell a story, create original content and connect with people,” said Brad Davis, Photobucket’s executive vice president of sales. “Photobucket Stories provides a simple, flexible framework for creation and distribution of brand narratives. We are proud to work with Twentieth Century Fox on creating a compelling message for PARENTAL GUIDANCE, and we are excited to deliver this new medium to serve the evolving needs of brand marketers and advertisers.”

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