Motorola wants you to take a selfie with the Moto X so you can win a $3,000 vacation (US only)

Motorola just kicked off a contest on Instagram, planning to offer a lucky winner a $3,000 vacation. Dubbed #MotoPhotoBomb, the contest asks you to go into a Verizon Wireless store, and take a selfie holding up a Moto X (second generation) - not your Moto X, but any unit that’s on display at Verizon. After that, you must post the image on Instagram using the hashtag #MotoPhotoBomb.

The contest is open to all legal residents of the US age 18 or over, and ends on January 22. To enter, you must first follow Motorola on Instragram. Unlike in other contests, the winner won’t be selected randomly. Instead, Motorola will choose the winning entry based on the “quality of photo (50%) and composition (50%)”. As for the final prize, this includes a $1,500 Delta Air Lines eGift Card, two $500 Hilton HHonors gift cards, and a $500 Visa gift card. More details about the contest, including the official rules, are available at the source links below.

Released by Verizon in September last year, the new Moto X was updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop not long after that. Verizon is currently offering the Moto X for free on contract. If you haven’t done it yet, you should read our Moto X review to find out more about the handset.

P.S.: The selfie seen above is from Motorola.

sources: Motorola (Instragram), contest rules (PDF)

Related phones

Moto X (2014)
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh



1. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

That only adds up to $2,500.00. Where's the other $500.00?

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

$250. gos to motorola the other 250 to instagram,..

6. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

There are (2) $500 Hilton HHonors gift cards, so that's probably where you got lost at, I did the same too :)

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I cringe at the word selfie.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6037; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

.... We all do.

9. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

I cringe at selfies sticks. Every time I see one I want to stick it in the user's... nvm. Dumbest invention ever.

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6037; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I had never seen them or even heard of them until I went to Disneyland last week... they were everywhere.... whatever happened to being social and asking people around you to take your photo?

4. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014


7. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

He ate Mark Zuckerberg.

8. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Well, I won't be entering this. Verizon already has enough info on me. Don't want to give them a picture too.

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