Verizon's My Fabulous Quince To Fulfill The Dreams Of One Teen With The Most Unforgettable Quinceanera

 Verizon's My Fabulous Quince To Fulfill The Dreams Of One Teen With The Most
                          Unforgettable Quinceanera

One of the Hottest Urban Latin Music Stars, Daddy Yankee, to Perform at Grand
Prize Winner's Party

PR Newswire

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., May 23, 2012

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Recognizing that a
quinceanera symbolizes one of the most important coming-of-age traditions for
Latino teens and their families, Verizon is again offering a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate this memorable moment with an
all-expenses-paid party and college scholarship through its My Fabulous Quince
essay contest. From June 1 through July 31, teens from eight participating
cities and the surrounding areas will have the chance to enter to win the
Quince of their dreams by submitting an essay online or at Verizon's My
Fabulous Quince expos. Participating cities include: Chicago; New York;
Miami; Dallas; Houston; El Paso, Texas; Los Angeles and San Francisco.

"At Verizon, we recognize the challenges some families experience when they
want to celebrate this special tradition with their teen," said Elva Lima,
executive director of community relations and multicultural communications at
Verizon Wireless. "With this in mind, we are very excited to announce once
again the My Fabulous Quince essay contest, offering teens and their families
the most unforgettable quinceanera and at the same time, supporting higher
education through college scholarships."

Contest Entry, Selection Process and Prizes

From June 1 to July 31, teens turning 15 in 2012 can participate in My
Fabulous Quince by answering each of the following questions in 100 to 500

  oWhat does a Quince mean to you?
  oWhat are you planning to accomplish after high school?
  oHow would you use technology to make all of your Quince dreams come true?

Teens can submit their essays online at or at
Verizon's My Fabulous Quince expos.

Following the entry phase, a voting panel of judges will select 20 finalists
in each market based on the most compelling essays. The finalists will be
featured on the My Fabulous Quince website, and the public will be able to
vote online or text in their vote for their favorite finalist from Aug. 24
through Sept. 2, 2012.

The finalist with the highest number of votes will win the grand prize, which
includes a college scholarship, four smartphones and Verizon gift cards. The
grand-prize winner will also receive an all-expenses-paid Quince for up to 100
guests, featuring a special performance by one of the most acclaimed
award-winning Latin urban artist of all time, Daddy Yankee. Daddy Yankee will
perform songs from his most recent album, Prestige, as well as some of his
greatest hits, including "Lovumba," among others.

"Being part of My Fabulous Quince this year will help me provide an
unforgettable musical experience for one of my fans," said Daddy Yankee. "I
enjoy celebrating our Latino traditions, and I look forward to singing at the
winner's Quince and sharing this special moment with their family and

In addition to the grand prize, four first-prize packages will be awarded to
the top vote recipients in the following four regions: Midwest, Northeast,
South and West. Each first-prize winner will receive a college scholarship, a
smartphone and a Verizon gift card.

Quince Expos and Daddy Yankee Meet & Greets

Teens and their families around the country will also have the chance to enjoy
meet-and-greet sessions with Daddy Yankee at the My Fabulous Quince expos at
select Verizon Wireless stores, which will take place in the following cities:

June 13 Chicago
June 16 Secaucus, N.J.
June 23 Hialeah, Fla.
June 30 Irving, Texas
July 1  Houston
July 7  El Paso, Texas
July 21 Chino, Calif. (San Bernardino County)
July 22 San Francisco

As part of the expos, attendees will receive exclusive offers from local
vendors and useful tips on how to plan an unforgettable Quinceanera. In
addition, individuals who bring no-longer used wireless phones to donate to
HopeLine from Verizon will receive a VIP pass that gives them exclusive access
to a meet-and-greet session with Daddy Yankee.

Verizon customers who are Daddy Yankee fans will be able to get an exclusive
song from the artist at no additional charge on the Verizon Wireless Facebook
page or at My Fabulous Quince expos. Data rates may apply when downloading the

For more information about Verizon's My Fabulous Quince, including contest
rules, eligibility and Quince expos, please visit

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest,
most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers,
including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking
Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint
venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE,
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