The McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Convention and Visitors Bureau is sponsoring a new contest for visitors and local residents alike.

To enter the “Perfect Day in McAllen” contest, simply write a quick summary of what your perfect day in McAllen would entail. If you have pictures to illustrate the day, even better.

Entries will be judged by CVB staff and the best stories will get their stories posted on the website along with great prizes. Intern Zach Rogers said, “This is really a great opportunity for McAllen residents because it tells us what the residents want rather than vice versa. Also, we can publicize the stories on our website to help tourists and vacationers create itineraries that are essentially already ‘consumer reviewed.’”

The grand prize winner will receive a free spa package from de Sanchez Day Spa & Salon and two complimentary meals at Tony Roma’s. Second place will receive two free meals at Macaroni Grill.

The “Perfect Day in McAllen” contest is open until Aug. 31. To enter, log on to the website at and post your stories.