"Share What You Love About Newport News" Contest

To celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week (May 6-12), we are asking you to “Share What You LOVE About Newport News!” To enter, simply tell us in 25 words or less why you LOVENN.

A 25-word example:

“We LOVE Newport News City Council and our City Manager, who enthusiastically support tourism. Thanks for helping us kick off our contest again this year!”


 Enter the Contest

To enter, simply let us know why you love Newport News.

Fill out my online form.


Entry forms must be received by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by mail, online, in person or by fax 757.886.7920. 

Entry forms may be mailed to either of the following locations: 

Newport News Visitor Center   

13560 Jefferson Avenue

Newport News, VA 23603 

Newport News Tourism 

702 Town Center Drive

Newport News, VA 23606

Contest ends 5/22; winners will be announced and contacted by 5/31.

Winners will be selected from entry forms by a random drawing and will be posted online and at the Newport News Visitor Center on May 31. Winners will be notified by phone or e-mail. May receive email updates and discount offers from Newport News Tourism (can unsubscribe at any time).

 You Could Win:

Themed Prize Packages valued from $500 to $1,200 include:

              • Lover of Outdoors

                •  Family of four fishing passes at James River Fishing Pier
                  •  2 Night STAY, 2 Night PLAY at Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club
                •  The Mariners' Museum Noland Trail Sweatshirt
                •  1 night camping, 1 hour paddleboat & 2 bike rentals
                     at Newport News Park
              •  Gift Certificate to Wilcox Bait & Tackle


              Lover of Shopping

                •  Gift Certificate to ACT II Consignment Boutique
                •  Gift Certificate to The Bead Store
                •  1 Hour Relaxation at DeStress Express, Inc.
                  •  2 Night STAY, 2 Night PLAY at Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club
                  •  Gift Card to Madame & Monsieur Consignment Boutique
                          •  Gift Certificate to Patrick Henry Mall
              •  Gift Certificate to Plantiques, Inc.


        Lover of Food

          • Gift Certificate to Al Fresco
          •  Gift Card to Boathouse Live
          •  Gift Card to Circa 1918
          •  Gift Card to Dino's Pizza Shop
          •  Four "Build Your Own Pasta Bowl" certificates to Fazoli's
          •  Wine & Cheese Night at Indulge Bakery and Bistro
          •  Gift Certificate to Jose Tequilas Mexican Grill
          •  Gift Card to Juan's Mexican Café and Cantina
          •  Gift Card to Manhattan's NY Deli & Pub
          •  Gift Certificate to Ms. Mary's Restaurant
          •  Gift Certificate to Salsa's Mexican Grill
          •  Gift Card to Schooners Grill
        •  Gift Certificate to Tuscany Ristorante

    Lover of Attractions

        •  Admission for Four to Cozzy's Comedy Club
        •  Newport News VIP Passport for 4 people
        •  Gift Card to Play & Company
      •  Gift Card to Rebounderz
      •  Gift Card to Speed Club Center
      •  Four General Admission Tickets to the Virginia Living Museum


    Lover of Sunsets

          •  Gift Certificate to Crab Shack Seafood Restaurant
        •  1 Hour Relaxation at DeStress Express, Inc.
        •  Canon 35mm Digital Camera Package with Lens
    •  2 Night STAY, 2 Night PLAY at Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club

    Lover of Arts & Entertainment

            •  Two Gift Certificates to Board & Brush
            •  Gift Card to Boathouse Live
            •  Admission for Four to Cozzy's Comedy Club
            •  Two complimentary show tickets to
                 Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center
              •  Two Vouchers to Ferguson Center for the Arts Family
              •  Membership & Cookbook from Peninsula Fine Arts Center
              •  Gift Certificate to Starving Artist Studio
            •  Two Gift certificates to Wine & Design

      Lover of Photography

        •  A 60-Minute Family Photography Session in Newport News with
            The Girl Tyler Professional Photographer
          •  Gift Certificate to Shutterfly.com


      ACT II Consignment Boutique

      Al Fresco

      Alvarado Café

      Board & Brush

      Boathouse Live

      Bonefish Grill

      Burger Theory

      Circa 1918

      Cove Tavern

      Cozzy’s Comedy Club

      Crab Shack Seafood Restaurant

      DeStress Express, Inc

      Dino’s Pizza Shop

      Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center


      Ferguson Center for the Arts

      Holiday Inn Newport News at City Center

      Indulge Bakery and Bistro

      James River Fishing Pier

      Jason’s Deli

      Jose Tequilas Mexican Grill

      Juan’s Mexican Café & Cantina

      Kiln Creek Golf Club & Resort

      Madame & Monsieur Consignment Boutique

      Manhattan’s NY Deli & Pub

      Ms. Mary’s Restaurant

      Momo’s Café

      Newport News Park

      Nothing Bundt Cakes

      Patrick Henry Mall

      Peninsula Fine Arts Center

      Plantiques, Inc

      Play & Company

      Quaker Steak & Lube


      Saffron Restaurant

      Salsa’s Mexican Grill

      Schlesinger’s Chophouse


      Schooners Grill

      Smoke BBQ Restaurant & Bar

      Speed Club Center

      Starving Artist Studio

      The Bead Store

      The Girl Tyler Photography

      The Mariners’ Museum

      Tuscany Ristorante

      Virginia Living Museum

      Waters & Bridgman Marketing Solutions

      Wine & Design

      No purchase necessary. Each prize may have certain restrictions. All  ballots turned in by 5:00 p.m. on May 22, 2018, will be eligible for the prize drawings. Contest open to all U.S. citizens 18 years or older. Only one entry per person. Newport News Tourism employees are not eligible to participate. Void where prohibited.