Little Rock (Jan. 15, 2019)—During Zips Car Wash’s first ever #ZipsMe Project, a social media contest to spur on clean creativity amongst its customers, a photo was submitted from a customer in Lowell, Arkansas, and was voted on as the 2018 Grand Prize winner. Scott Dilley created the photo, titled “Shine Bright and Ride.” His creative submission has won him a trip for six to Jamaica’s famous Tryall Club, plus a 1 year Unlimited Wash Club Membership to Zips Car Wash.
Last fall, Dilley submitted his creation to the #ZipsMe Project just in time before the October 31, 2018, contest submission deadline. His submission received the most votes overall, with the final count of 3,462 votes in his project’s favor.
Second place winner Terri Hwalek spent her time creating a sports car themed piggy bank in desperate need of a Zips wash. She submitted a photo of a hand painted acrylic and “dirtied” with sand, paint and modge podge mixture, piggy bank that received over 1,900 votes. When asked about her project, Hwalek said, “This little piggy was a blast to make!” Hwalek is receiving event tickets, airfare and accommodations to a special event of her choice in the continental U.S. and a 1 year Unlimited Wash Club Membership at Zips Car Wash.
Third place was awarded to Celeste Evans for her submission of a poem detailing memories of car washing in her past. Her submission received 1,027 votes and she will receive an Apple iPad with pencil to spur on her future creativity.
The judges for the contest were project entrants and their friends and peers. All voting was held online and publicized on social media and zipscarwash.com. Voting was open from November 1, 2018 until December 31, 2018. Contestants could submit any kind of creative project from photos and videos to poems.
Every qualifying submission received a prize in this year’s contest. Zips Car Wash is already planning for the 2019 #ZipsMe Project and plans to open the event again, August 1, 2019. A full list of prize winners can be found here.