Melbourne Orlando International Airport Salutes Local Veterans with a Trip to Washington D.C.
By Space Coast Daily // November 21, 2023
nominate local veterans for a chance to win
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This holiday season, the Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB) will honor Space Coast heroes with its Veterans Salute Contest to celebrate the return of American Airlines’ nonstop service to Washington D.C. Reagan International Airport (DCA).
The community is invited to nominate local veterans for a chance to win two roundtrip tickets and a $500 Visa gift card.
“We are thrilled to welcome nonstop American Airlines’ DCA service back to the Melbourne Orlando International Airport next year on February 17,” said MLB Executive Director Greg Donovan, A.A.E.
“This is an incredibly valuable route to the Space Coast for both business and leisure travelers, and I cannot think of a more fitting way to celebrate its return than by giving a deserving local veteran the opportunity to travel to our nation’s capital, where they can visit the memorials honoring their brave service.”
How to Nominate Your Veteran for a Chance to Win
To enter, simply visit mlbair.com/veteransalute and upload a photo or video along with a 250-500 word description about their service below by December 31, 2023.
The inspirational stories will be showcased in our online gallery for everyone to appreciate.
Voting & Finalists
Veteran nominees will be featured in our gallery for a public vote until December 31, 2023.
The top five stories with the most votes will advance as finalists. The grand prize winner will be selected anonymously by a panel of judges based on the following criteria:
The compelling nature of the veteran’s service story (25 points)
The emotional impact and resonance of the story (25 points)
How well the narrative reflects the veteran’s dedication, sacrifice, and contributions (50 points)
Winner Notification & Prize Presentation:
The grand prize winner and nominator will be notified on or before January 22, 2024, and arrangements for the prize presentation will be made. Proof of service and Brevard Country, FL residency will be required.
*Please note, MLB will never request personal, financial, or sensitive information as part of this contest.