Express It Send It Online Contest Winner Announced

5 Jul 2011


Western Union, ZITRO International Limited and the Belize Chamber of
Commerce and Industry, Authorized Agents of Western Union, Announced the ‘Express it, Send it’ Online Contest Winner

Winner Received BZ$1000.00

Belize City, Belize, May 31, 2011 – The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payments, today announced Matthew Flowers as the grand prize winner of the ‘Express it, Send it’  Online Contest, proving he knows how to express his love for momwith a unique shout out. The campaign, implemented with the support of Western Union authorized Agents in Belize ZITRO International Limited and the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was designed to help consumers express their love in a universal way and to pay tribute to their mothers.

Flowers, was selected for his original shout out for mom entitled Mother’s ABC where all the alphabets illustrate the characteristics of a mother.  As the grand prize winner, Flowers received BZ$ 1000.00.

“The Western Union ‘Express it, Send it’ Online Contest was a tribute to mothers, who have given us so much throughout the years. The Contest, similar to music, is universal in how individuals express their love towards their mothers,” said Thomas Jahnes, Regional Director, Central America, Western Union, Vigo & Orlandi Valuta. Western Union helps consumers send the gift of love year round and we are excited to see the overwhelming responses from this multi-faceted, integrated consumer Contest.”

The ‘Express it, Send it’ Online Contest enabled consumers to create and upload their own original a capella song or shout out for mom in a video format to for a chance to win a Grand Prize.  Once entrants had uploaded their entries, they were encouraged to tell their friends and family to view their work and to vote. Public voting of the uploaded entries determined the Grand Prize winner.  The video entry with more votes by the end of May 24 was the grand prize winner.

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