Road Trip Pic of the Day, 6/12/14: What is this?
If you know what today's picture is, you could be eligible to win a prize in the CNET Road Trip Picture of the Day contest.
Update (Thursday, 7:22 p.m. PT): The answer to today's challenge -- which 119 people got right -- is the World's Largest Chile, at the Americas Best Value Inn in Las Cruces, N.M. Thanks to all who played, and to everyone, please come back for tomorrow's challenge.
Welcome to the Road Trip Picture of the Day contest -- and welcome back, returning players. This is a chance for you to win cool prizes as you test your skills at identifying pictures.
Each day, I'll be posting a new photograph from my various travels, and your job is to try to correctly identify it using any means at your disposal. Note: Because Road Trip 2014 doesn't officially begin until next week, the first week or so of the challenge will feature photographs from my recent past travels, which could be anywhere in the United States or abroad.
Throughout Road Trip 2014, which will take me through Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and possibly other states, there will be a new challenge each day, and the opportunity to win some great prizes. I will update each day's post with the answer sometime after the entry deadline -- usually the same evening, though occasionally the next day or shortly afterward -- so please come back later if you'd like to know the correct answer.
Now, on to today's challenge.
If you know what this is and where it's located, please send me an email with both pieces of information (to daniel*dot*terdiman--at--cbs*dot*com) by 6 p.m. Pacific time today.
Please note: To be considered, you must include the phrase "Picture of the Day challenge" in the subject line of your email. No other methods of entering are guaranteed to be considered.
And please forgive me if you don't hear from me if you're not the winner. I get dozens of responses each day. Also, I've turned off comments because otherwise people will post the correct answers there. I hate to shut down discussion, but I want you to figure out the answer on your own. It's also come to my attention that some people are posting answers to various Sweepstakes sites. While there's nothing I can do to stop that, it's certainly not in the spirit of the contest.
This year, I'll be giving both a weekly prize and one grand prize at the end of my Road Trip project. Here's how it will work:
For the weekly prize, I'll pick a winner at random from among all those who correctly identified one of that week's daily challenges, and the weekly winner will receive a GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition camera. You get one entry into this drawing for each correct entry you submitted that week.
For the grand prize, which is a complete set of GoPro camera gear, the winner will be the person who answers the most daily challenges correctly during the entire project. So there's definitely an incentive to play every day and to answer correctly as often as possible. Be warned: Last year, two co-winners got 49 out of 49 possible correct answers (yes, that's 100 percent), and several others were very close to that, so the competition for the grand prize will be stiff.
Given the constraints of the work I'll be doing on Road Trip, I have to minimize the complexity of the Picture of the Day challenge, so if you want to accumulate right answers and compete for the grand prize, you must use the same email address and name each time. If you use a different name or email address, your answers won't be counted together.
For complete information and rules about the Picture of the Day challenge, please click here .
Good luck today, and throughout the summer.
The disclaimer: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MUST BE A LEGAL RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR D.C., 18 YEARS OLD AND AGE OF MAJORITY OR OLDER IN STATE OF RESIDENCE AT DATE OF ENTRY INTO SWEEPSTAKES. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. SWEEPSTAKES ENDS 11:59:59 PM PT ON 7/27/14. SEE OFFICIAL RULES FOR DETAILS.