Years of dreaming and extensive planning go into celebrating a Hispanic teen's 15th birthday with a fabulous Quince. The Quincea??era is an important coming-of-age tradition in many Hispanic families. What began as a formal celebration that featured a church mass and a wedding-style reception has grown for many to include choreographed dances, outfit changes and much more.
Today, the Quince tradition has become a $680 billion dollar industry. In addition to more than 200 websites devoted solely to helping families plan for these celebrations, events such as Verizon's My Fabulous Quince expos tour the country to give teens and families tips for planning the perfect Quince in an affordable way. The event provides teens and their families with access to experts, makeovers and fashion shows to find the perfect party outfit.
This year, teens have a chance to meet Latin GRAMMY winners 3BALL MTY at the expos, which is stopping at eight cities across the U.S. Not only will 3BALL MTY take part in the My Fabulous Quince expos, the group will make a special appearance at the Quince of one lucky teen.
For the last six years, Verizon has helped teens have the Quince of their dreams through Verizon's My Fabulous Quince essay contest. This year's contest grand prize winner will receive an all-expenses paid Quince party with a special performance of 3BALL MTY's new track "Party Started," exclusively produced for My Fabulous Quince, in addition to a college scholarship.
Contest Entry, Selection Process and Prizes
From now through July 31, teens turning 15 in 2013 can participate in My Fabulous Quince by answering each of the following questions in 100 to 500 words:
1. What does a Quince mean to you?
2. What are you planning to accomplish after high school?
3. How would you use technology to make your Quince dreams come true?
One Grand Prize winner will receive a dream Quince for 100 guests, a dress, cake, dinner, party planner, etc. In addition, Verizon want to make this event more memorable by providing:
‘«ů A trip to Los Angeles to have Jennifer Lopez guide your Quince style
‘«ů A private performance by 3BALLMTY at your Quince party
‘«ů A $5,000 college scholarship
‘«ů Four BlackBerry Z10 smartphones
‘«ů Four $250 Verizon Wireless gift cards
Three first place winners who don't win the Grand Prize will each receive:
‘«ů A $2,500 scholarship
‘«ů One BlackBerry Z10 smartphone
‘«ů One $250 Verizon Wireless gift card
Teens can submit their essays online at here. www.myfabulousquince.com or at Verizon's My Fabulous Quince expos. To stay in the know with the latest My Fabulous Quince news tweet at @MyFabulous15 using #MyFabulousQuince,
or like My Fabulous 15 on Facebook.