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Exchange photo contest offers shoppers $50

DALLAS -- With approximately 3,100 stores in all 50 states and more than 30 countries, the range, scope and look of Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities can vary greatly from location to location. Whether it's a huge mall in Grafenwoehr or a Mobile Field Exchange in Iraq, AAFES wants to see and hear what sets each exchange apart from the rest.

The "Where in the World is Your Exchange" photo contest is an opportunity for military shoppers to submit photos of their favorite BX, along with a 50 word or less description or story of the image. Beginning July 1, the contest will award a $50 gift card to two winners each week for the month of July.

"We're looking forward to receiving photos from a variety of different exchanges and seeing and hearing what makes each one special," said AAFES strategic marketing manager Eric Alberts. "In addition to the gift card, these winners may also see their photos used in future AAFES military outreach calendars or holiday cards."

To enter, photographs and descriptions can be sent to with the title "Where in the World is Your Exchange" in the subject line. Entrants must include their name, address, daytime phone number, rank or occupation, plus photo information at the top left hand side of the e-mail. Only one photo may be submitted per household. Complete contest details are available at

Contest Photo Format Restrictions: Images submitted electronically must be .jpeg or .tiff file format only, no larger than 1 MB. Shoppers may only submit original photographs of which they are the sole owner of any copyright or other property or privacy rights.