Help honor your veteran or military hero by entering our #FreeBecause photo contest!

Submit a photo of your veteran or military hero one of three ways:

1. Instagram your picture with #FreeBecause

2. Tweet your picture with #FreeBecause

3. Post your picture to Xanterra Parks & Resort’s Facebook page with a caption #FreeBecause

Your military hero will automatically be entered into the contest and your photo will be displayed in the gallery below (hyperlink to the start of the gallery)!

How to win:

Photos must be submitted from November 1 – 11.

A daily winner will be randomly selected for prizes from our National Park Lodges, resorts and tour operators. The Grand Prize winner will be announced November 13, 2015.

  • The winner of each prize must be an active or former armed forces member and his or her guests. By submitting a photo, you are nominating your hero to win the prize.
  • If the photo of your hero is selected for a prize, you will be notified through the same social media channel through which you submitted your entry.


  • A total of 11 daily prizes will be awarded from various Xanterra Parks & Resorts National Parks Lodges, resorts and tour operators.
  • One (1) grand prize 4-day and 3-night trip to the Grand Canyon aboard the Grand Canyon Railway will be awarded to a military hero plus up to 3 guests.

No financial compensation is provided to winners. Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details.

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