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Duke’s Beach House announces third annual whale photo contest

By Staff | Jan 28, 2016

Jenny Walther took the winning photo in 2015.

KAANAPALI – During the winter months, the waters off of West Maui provide some of the best whale watching in the world. Located on North Kaanapali Beach, Duke’s Beach House provides a front row seat for viewing these amazing animals.

To celebrate whale season, Duke’s Beach House is encouraging visitors and locals to capture great whale pictures, share them and win. The best whale photo will win a $200 gift certificate to Duke’s Beach House. Five finalists will receive a $25 Duke’s gift certificate.

Photo entries can be submitted Feb. 1 to March 31, 2016 via Duke’s Facebook page or Instagram. To submit photos through Facebook, upload your photos through the Duke’s Whale Shot app from the restaurant’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DukesBeachHouse. To submit photos via Instagram, upload your photo with the hashtag #dukeswhaleshot16. The Instagram profile must be public to submit entry.

“Each winter, we are so fortunate to have the humpback whales as the backdrop to our day, and we share this experience with all of our guests,” said Marketing Manager KC Hendrickson. “The Duke’s Whale Shot Contest was created from these daily experiences and has now become a tradition here at Duke’s.”

The finalists’ images will be posted at www.facebook.com/DukesBeachHouse on April 4, 2016. Facebook fans of Duke’s Beach House Maui will have a chance to vote for their favorite pictures until April 8. The winner will be announced on April 11 at www.dukesmaui.com and on the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/DukesBeachHouse. For more information and contest rules, visit www.dukesmaui.com/dukes-whale-shot .