The Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a new contest to promote shopping local called Shop Local Selfie or #ShLoFie Photo Contest.

The contest begins Nov. 1 and will run through Feb. 29. To enter, individuals submit to the contest a self-taken photo of themselves or their local purchase, tagged with #Shlofie or #ShopLocalSelfie plus a caption that details what the photo says about their local purchase.

As this is a promotion to support shopping locally, all submissions must include the entrant making a purchase or a photo of their purchase to be entered to win.

“Locally” is defined as any retailer in the communities of Dyersville, Earlville, Farley, Luxemburg, New Vienna, Petersburg and Worthington. It would also include businesses outside “local area” if they are a Chamber member.

For entrants who wish to participate but do not have a Facebook page, they are welcome to submit their selfie and caption with contact information to dyersvillechamber@dyersville.org and it will be posted for them. Individuals are encouraged to submit multiple times.

Winners will be chosen in two different ways: as a fan favorite or as an overall winner. Fan favorite winners are selected at the end of each month based on the number of “likes” a photo has. The fan favorite at the end of each month, November through February, will win $20 Chamber Dollars. The overall winner will be selected through a random drawing of all submissions on March 1. The overall winner will win the official ShLoFie trophy.

Businesses are encouraged to post flyers about the contest in their businesses to show support for shopping local. More information and complete contest rules can be found at www.dyersville.org/shlofie.

For more information on the contest, contact Jessica Pape at the Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce.